Nollywood was out in full force to celebrate the premiere of the new Biola Alabi Media film, Lara and the Beat, supported by their partners Fidelity Bank, Close-Up, Knorr, FIRS, LIRS, M-Cash, Jumia, Kilimanjaro, Studio 24, Nuli, Cruz Vodka, Dominos and Coldstone. The evening which was hosted by Faith Nsa of Lagos Talks FM feted the launch of the movie which hits cinemas nationwide on the 20th of July.
The cast and other members of the production team took to the carpet to tell us a little about the excitement that ‘Lara and the Beat’ promises.
“We had a lot of fun on set making this movie, and I am particularly excited about the cultural elements that stand out in this movie,” said Seyi Shay, who plays Lara Giwa in the movie. “Music is a big part of this movie, and to see how it was perfectly fused with this production, makes me really proud as a music artiste.”
Lara and the Beat produced by Tolu Olusoga stars award winning Nollywood heavyweights Somkele Idhalama, Chioma Akpotha, Chinedu Ikedieze, Uche Jombo, Lala Akindoju, Bimbo Manuel, Wale Ojo, Shaffy Bello, and Saidi Balogun. Other cast members include Deyemi Okanlawon, Demola Adedoyin, Folu Storms, Sharon Ooja, Anne Icha, Akan Nnani, Dara Egerton Shyngle, Bollylomo, David Jones David, Cookies, Keira Hewatch, Patrick Oke and Demi Banwo.
According to Biola Alabi, executive producer of Lara and the Beat,
“What you have witnessed here tonight is the outcome of many months of hardwork and creative collaborations with talented professionals in the industry. Biola Alabi Media is committed to telling our rich African stories, and sharing it with the rest of the world. I am proud of what we’ve created with Lara and the Beat, and with the reception we’ve seen here today, I am certain everyone will enjoy it when it opens in cinemas nationwide from July 20.”
The film will be distributed by FilmOne and will be available in cinemas nationwide from July 20, 2018.
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