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Odunlade Adekola, Iyabo Ojo, others light up Dayo Amusa’s Omoniyun premiere


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It was a gathering of stars of the Nigerian motion picture industry at the premiere of Dayo Amusa’s psychological thriller, Omoniyun.

What many originally perceived as a rush for the usual Black Friday sale quickly breathe a different meaning when several people and celebrities, such as Iyabo Ojo, Sotayo, Bimbo Thomas, Toyin Alausa, Odunlade Adekola, Muyiwa Ademola, Seliat Adebowale and many other super stars arrived Ozone Cinema in Yaba, venue of the premiere, all-dressed in clothes of the 1980s.

Set in 1987, Omoniyun is the story of a community nurse with unrivalled love for children and her radical fiancé, Fijabi, who wrestles a protected tyrannical prince, Sodeke, and his desperate loyalists, Elemide and Romiluyi, who threatened blood and death over the fate of a violated minor, Fiyinfolu, in a war that piques human rights against tradition.

A musical performance from the Producer, Dayo Amusa, kicked off proceedings. A section of the red carpet looked like a picturesque scene ripped from a 1978 album of a sitting room, a land phone sits comfortably beside a gramophone and a well-cushioned loveseat.

When asked why the producer had to go this far in premiering a movie on girl-child advocacy, she simply said: “Because every child is as precious as coral beads and must always be treated so.”

The eventful day was crowned with an energetic after-party at the cinemas’ groovy Silver Café Club.


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