Nollywood’s finest gather as Gidi Blues premieres

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On Saturday, the 4 th of June 2016, the biggest names in Nollywood gathered at the Federal

Palace Hotel in Lagos to celebrate the exclusive premiere of Gidi Blues, the highly anticipated

movie by Femi Odugbemi in partnership with Africa Magic.

Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Meg Otanwa, Bukky Wright, Mawuuli Gavor, Patrick Doyle and Emeka

Mba were among the many famous faces at the premiere.

Speaking at the premiere, the director and producer of the movie, Femi Odugbemi said: “Gidi

Blues was an exciting journey. As a proud Lagosian who grew up around some of the most

popular places in Lagos, it gave me great joy to tell a story set around these locations to the rest

of world.”

Gidi Blues tells the story of Akin and Nkem, two people who fall in love against the backdrop of

the excitement and intrigue of Lagos city. Filmed in iconic Lagos locations like Idumota market,

Makoko, Victoria Island, Isale Eko, Lekki, Freedom Park and Broad Street, the movie showcases

the best of Lagos and the unique energy of its people.

Also speaking at the premiere, the Director, M-Net (West Africa), said: “Femi Odugbemi is very

well renowned for his work in film and documentary making so we were more than excited to

jump on the opportunity to support Gidi Blues and bring it to reality. As many have seen today,

this is an exciting movie with stellar acting and production values even as it encourages

community development through individual participation.”

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