Following the success of “The Mirror Boy”, writer/ director, Obi Emelonye, once again finds himself walking on the path to glory, with the premiere of his much talked about movie “Last Flight To Abuja”. The movie parades an array of stars; Anthony Monjaro, Hakeem Kae-Kazin, Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, Jim Iyke, Uche Odoputa, Jennifer Oguzie, Jide Kosoko, Celine Loader, Charlse Granville. Over 1,300 people; fans, movie enthusiasts, invited guests, cast and crew arrived in high spirits at the Troxy cinemas, London, venue of the premiere, to celebrate with the host, but more importantly to watch and assess the flick first hand.
The movie was inspired by series of air crashes that shook the Nigerian Aviation Industry in 2006. Based on true life events, Obi recreates and produces a movie embedded in suspense, twisty scenes, thriller effects about this presumably ‘safest’ mode of transportation that turns out to be nightmare for the passengers.
The delay in kicking off the premiere did not dampen the morale of the people as they were soon engrossed in the usual pomp and pageantry associated with top class premieres. Omotola, Jim Iyke,Anthony Monjaro, stars from the mirror boy (Fatima Jabbe & Edward Kagutuzi) Uru Eke, Ali Nuhu, Amb. Oluwatoyin K.lawal (Nigerian Deputy High Commissioner) graced the event.
The movie was dedicated to victims of the black Sunday DANA air crash which occurred at Iju – Ishaga area of Lagos, three minutes away from the airport, killing all passengers and crew on board (153) and some residents in buildings that were affected by the crash and also the Allied Air crash in Ghana. Encomiums continue to roll in for the writer/director, Omotola, and the stunning performance of the actors and actresses, who performed their roles with dexterity.
Last Flight to Abuja hits Nigerian cinemas in August 2012.