It was a nostalgic night of glamour and cinema at EbonyLife Place, Lagos on the 18th of August 2023, when the glamorous era of the 1970s came alive again as some of the brightest Nigerian entertainment stars gathered at an exclusive event to celebrate an autobiographical masterpiece: The Boy Who Never Falls.

Hosted by visionary filmmaker Ifan Ifeanyi Michael, the night was a spectacular homage to the 70s, complete with retro fashion, vibrant colours, a nostalgic sense that captured the essence of the film’s setting, with a distinguished guest list featuring it’s cast & top entertainers.

Powered by the innovative energy company Salpha Energy and refreshed by Amstel Malta, the glamorous event took place in a carefully curated setting designed by Thinkifan Productions. Their meticulous attention to detail in recreating the 70s was awe-inspiring, making guests feel as if they had stepped into a time capsule.

The star-studded guest list included luminaries from the entertainment industry, from accomplished actors and directors to producers and screenwriters.

It was a night of mingling, laughter, and nostalgia as attendees embraced the spirit of the 70s-themed extravaganza including Dr. Sid, Roseline Afije (Liquorose), Okusaga Adeoluwa (Saga Deolu), Wole Ojo, Bella Okagbue, Segun Olusemo (Sheggs), Omoniyi Makun (Yomi Casual), Tayo Faniran, Abiri Oluwabusayo Khloe (KokoByKhloe), Kevin Ekeng, Sapphire Ekeng, Chuks Joseph, Brutus Richard, Treasure Chikwendu, Fadesaye Olateru-Olagbegi, Sanmi Edehi Egbadon, Scarlet Gomez, Nicole Nkiru Asinugo, Layole OyatogunJames AmutaMunachi AbiiBuchi Franklin, Sandra Chukwudozie, Mimi Yina (Medlinboss), Boma Akpore and many others…

The highlight of the evening was the exclusive screening of “The Boy Who Never Falls”. The film tells the inspiring story of a young boy breaking free from the confines of his upbringing and embarking on a journey to the bustling metropolis which resonated deeply with the audience, as it touched on universal themes of self-discovery, resilience, and the pursuit of one’s dreams.

Leading the cast is Kevin Ekeng, with Sapphire Ekeng, Chuks Joseph, Brutus Richard, Treasure Chikwendu, Fadesaye Olateru-Olagbegi, and Sanmi Edehi Egbadon joining in.

“We wanted to create an immersive experience for our guests, allowing them to step into the world of the film before they even watched it,” said Ifan Michael, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the project. “The 70s was a time of transformation and cultural revolution, and we aimed to capture that essence not only in the film but also in the event itself.”

After the film screening, the celebration continued with an energetic afterparty where guests enjoyed a selection of drinks provided by Teeling Whiskey Nigeria. It was a true testament to the power of storytelling, as industry insiders and stars alike celebrated the film’s success and the creative journey it represents.

The event was beautifully captured by the talented fashion photographer @thedejioluokun, who expertly documented the glamorous moments and vintage fashion that made the evening unforgettable.

Produced and directed by Ifan Michael, “The Boy Who Never Falls” is a testament to the indomitable spirit of human determination, and its impact was palpable at the event leading guests with unforgettable memories of the nostalgia, inspiration, and hope that the film embodies.