When love Happens, is a movie production by Future Gate Pictures, Phebean films and FilmOne Distribution, (the Nigerian-based company credited with successful box office smash hits Half of a Yellow Sun and October 1). In a press release, they announced that October 24th 2014, has been slated for the theatrical release of the movie across cinemas in Nigeria.
The romantic comedy was directed by MTV and Channel O Music video award-winning director Seyi Babatope (Ikechukwu’s ‘Wind am well’ ft Dbanj and Don Jazzy, Tinsel and Ojos in the house) and boasts of an admirable cast; O.C Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya, Desmond Elliot, Weruche Opia, Oreka Godis, Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright, Bassey Keppy Ekpeyong, Helen Paul and Shaffy Bello. The film was produced by Seyi Babatope and Moses Babatope with the duo of Kene Okwuosa and Kene Mkparu (of Filmhouse Cinemas and FilmOne Distribution) as Executive Producers.
When love happens is a high art and glossy romantic comedy about the lives of 3 twenty something professionals in a modern technology connected Lagos and the hilarious and often bizarre adventures in finding romance. The movie has been well received by industry observers who have applauded it for its excellent production values, great acting and superb casting. The film has been tipped to light up the Nigerian box office in a year where the drama genre has dominated. An exclusive celebrity premiere has been slated for Thursday October 16th, 2014 at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, The Palms, Lekki, Lagos.
According to Mr Kene Mkparu, MD/CEO of FilmOne distribution, “We are totally excited about the prospect of releasing our first romantic comedy to Nigerian cinema audiences and there is absolutely no doubt in our minds that they will be thrilled by the superb performances delivered in this film. With When Love Happens, FilmOne Distribution continues to display its unapologetic and unreserved support for Nigerian-made film content and we are confident of more superb productions coming out of the country”.
The Director, Seyi Babatope says “This film is a part representation of the richness and diversity in our industry, When Love happens speaks to the tenderness and warmth of our culture for a widening audience base and a different cinematic experience to be expected from Nigeria”
Watch …When Love Happens trailer here;