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The Set Up hits big screen


Timini Egbuson (left), Niyi Akinmolayan, Dakore Akande, Zulumoke Oyibo and Damola Ademola at the premiere

One of the most anticipated movies of the year, The Set Up, has premiered at the Film House Cinema, Lekki, Lagos.

A story of grit, deceit, and survival, the movie is about Chike (Adesua Etomi Wellington), a young drug smuggler gets more than she bargains for and is drawn into a web of deceit when she is hired by a socialite (Jim Iyke) to assist with his scheme to marry a wealthy heiress (Dakore Egbuson Akande).

Directed by Niyi Akinmolayan and written by Naz Onuzo, the movie was produced by Inkblot Productions in collaboration with FilmOne Distribution and Production and Anakle Films.

The premiere was a night of glamour, mystery and drama as celebrities and influencers strutted their stuff at the venue with a masque ball themed event.


It was a hunger game of fashion as guests pulled out all the cards to display the right amount of glamour, and mystery for the themed premiere with a twist of Casino Royale.

Elegant couture dresses, tuxedos, masks and trendsetting beauty looks were the major highlights of the night. From Dakore Egbuson-Akande who nailed the theme in a white tuxedo and top hat by Mai Atafo to Ini Dima Okojie, who appeared in an alluring white long-tailed dress by Fablane, to Timini Egbuson’s avant-garde facemask, had fans debating on social media on what their favourite look of the night was.

The movies struck the right chord with the audience as it left them at the edge of their seats and took everyone on a rollercoaster journey of emotions! From the opening scene, the director leaves no room for boredom. When a film starts out strong, one would think that it fizzles out. The Set Up doesn’t. With The Set Up Film, the more you think you know; the more you realise you don’t as the plot unfolds.

The film is a suspense-filled, action-packed, deliciously wicked movie.

Guests at the grand premiere include Mo Abudu, Sola Sobowole, Lala Akindoju, Linda Ejiofor-Suleiman, Ik Osakioduwa and Banky W who came out to support his wife Adesua who played the lead character. Others are Kehinde Bankole, Joke Silva and Jim Iyke.

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