The much anticipated Nollywood movie, ‘Chief Daddy’, was premiered in Lagos on Sunday and Nigerian celebrities stepped out in their traditional attire for the premiere of EbonyLife’s latest film.
Some of the stars who were in attendance for the themed event include Toyin Lawani, Rita Dominic, Ini Edo and Lilian Afegbai.
The cast members and guests alike, took the theme ‘Opulently Nigerian’ seriously and showed up representing various ethnic groups in the country.
Fashion influencers and media personalities, Toke Makinwa and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, who represented the Yoruba and Igbo cultures respectively, led the park of beautifully tailored traditional pieces.
Actor, Stan Nze showed up representing the Igala tribe with actresses, Inidima Okojie, Ini Edo and Toyin Abraham looking elegant in their Edo, Efik and Yoruba costumes respectively.
Also, actress Omoni Oboli tapped her Benin roots, filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan wore a Kembe set while newly wedded couple, Ibrahim Suleiman and Linda Ejiofor stepped out in avant-garde traditional pieces.
The storyline of ‘Chief Daddy’ is about an exuberant billionaire patriarch who died at the dinner table and the scramble for the fortune he had amassed.
The movie, from the stables of Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife, is slated for a Dec. 14 release and stars veteran thespians Funke Akindele, Kate Henshaw, Joke Silva, and Folarin “Falz” Falana.
The film stars Nollywood veterans and new faces including, Nkem Owoh, Bisola Aiyeola, Joke Silva, Dakore Akande, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Patience Ozokwo.
‘Chief Daddy’ was written by Bode Asinyanbi and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan.