Swedish Ambassador To Nigeria, Other Dignitaries Attend Exclusive Screening Of Charlie And The Boys
An exclusive screening of the highly anticipated Swedish/Nigerian film “Charlie And The Boys” held recently at Silverbird Cinemas, Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja, Nigeria. The event was attended by an illustrious array of guests, including cast members of the film, prominent dignitaries, and esteemed members of the entertainment industry.
Among the dignitaries and distinguished guests present at the screening were Annika Hahn-Englund (Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria), Mr. Pramod Kumar Agarwal (Head of Chancery, Indian Embassy, Abuja), Fredrik Åhsberg (Head of Political Section, Swedish Embassy), Senator Dino Melaye, Senator Tunde Ogbeha, Prince Olusola Akanmode, Kola Ologbondiyan, and Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu (National Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission).
Also in attendance were actors Erica Bale, Loud Voice, and Lantana Ahmed. Loosely based on the popular Swedish film, “Jönnsonligan”, “Charlie And The Boys” tells the story of Charles Omokwe, a charismatic mastermind and his team of cunning accomplices as they orchestrate a heist that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
Written by Nwamaka Chikezie and Directed by Sele Got, the film stars notable actors such as Kanayo O. Kanayo, Tina Mba, Sani Mu’azu, Seun Ajayi, Loud Voice, Lantana Ahmed, Erica Bale, Marten Skog, Petter Sivlér, Frederick Skog, and Gloria
Guests were treated to an exclusive first look at the groundbreaking film that beautifully blends Swedish and Nigerian culture and storytelling. It was shot in Abuja and Dubai.
In her opening address, Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria, Annika Hahn-Englund, underscored the significance of cultural exchange through cinema, citing the burgeoning trade relations between Nigeria and Sweden, now standing at four hundred million US dollars.
She reiterated her office’s commitment to strengthening these trade ties further. Director Sele Got shared his excitement about the project, stating, ” ‘Charlie And The Boys’ is not just a film, it is a labour of love. We’ve poured our hearts into creating a film that is locally relevant and globally relatable.
It is a story of redemption, camaraderie, and the bond between a group of unlikely heroes. These characters are flawed, relatable, and above all, incredibly human, making their journey all the more compelling.”
Produced by Damn Good Studios and globally distributed by Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution, “Charlie And The Boys” received effusive praise during the event. Anita Edwards, the Chief Executive Officer of Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution, who graced the occasion, remarked, “We are incredibly proud to be associated with this film and can’t encourage viewers enough to flood the cinemas to watch it. My team and I extend our heartfelt congratulations to the exceptional team at Damn Good Studios for delivering such a remarkable cinematic experience and this terrific outing.”
“Charlie And The Boys” will hit Nigerian cinemas this Friday, September 29th, 2023.
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