A movie without a noteworthy premiere is no different to a train without an engine; the movie airs and no-one can even remember what the movie entails or what the stars of the so-called movie rocked to its premiere. Well, for one of Nigeria’s most anticipated movies of 2019, the reverse is the case.
4th Republic, a movie directed by Ishaya Bako – an award-winning Nigerian film director and screenwriter – recently premiered at IMAX-Filmhouse cinemas in Lekki, Lagos; and trust me, the premiere was a memorable one as Nollywood stars assembled to grace the event with their impeccable fashion sense.
Themed “Your Excellency”, the stars gathered to slay the inauguration-themed dress code with everything they have got. The election-themed premiere also had PVCs, ballot boxes and election staff as ushers.
The movie “4th Republic” mimics Nigeria’s current political situation; a presidential election marred by allegations of rigging, pockets of violence across the country and an aggrieved presidential candidate in court for his mandate.
The movie is written by Emil B. Garuba and Zainab Omaki. It is produced by Ishaya Bako, Bem Pever, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Ummi A. Yakubu along with Griot Studios Ltd and Amateur Heads Productions serving as co-producers. The movie was shot in Abuja, Lokoja and Lagos.
Members of the cast and crew; Kate Henshaw, Enyinna Nwigwe, Linda Ejiofor-Suleiman, Sani Muazu, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Bimbo Manuel, Yakubu Mohammed were joined by star guests like Sola Sobowale, Waje, Tope Oshin, Chigul, Kehinde Bankole, Denrele Edun and many other notable Nollywood stars to slay the star-studded premiere.
4th Republic is also expected to premiere in Abuja on the 11th of April, 2019 and debut across all Nigerian cinemas on April 12.
See pictures from the premiere below: