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‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’ premieres at Toronto International Film Festival

A Nigerian movie, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel has premiered in Canada at the on-going Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

The chief executive producer, EbonyLife Films and producer of the movie, Mo Abudu said through her social media official handle that ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel' was the only Nigerian movie that screened at the TIFF this year.

“We walked into the event with style. We were proud to be flying the Nigerian and Nollywood flag tonight,” she said.

“Our audiences simply loved The Royal Hibiscus Hotel. It was such an honour to be well received.”

Directed by Ishaya Bako; the romance-filled comedy is about a disillusioned London chef who visits Nigeria and struggles with her matchmaking mother and restoring the family’s rundown hotel.

She soon meets and falls in love with a charming, successful entrepreneur, Deji whose secret plan could jeopardize not just their budding romance but the future of the Royal Hibiscus Hotel.

Notable among the cast actors are Jide Kosoko, Rachel Oniga, Deyemi Okanlawon Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju and Akah Nnani.

‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’ is the second EbonyLife film to have premiered at TIFF.

The Wedding Party’ was debuted in 2016 which was among eight Nigerians films screened at the festival.

The movie, ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’ is yet to be premiered in Nigeria.


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