Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill’s soon to be released (Nov 25th) Nollywood production, “76” has once again made headlines.
“The highly anticipated movie had it’s European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival over the weekend and just like the experience in Canada, tickets were sold out days before the screening. Prince Tonye was a guest on BBC’s Focus Africa during the premiere. No Nollywood movie has done Toronto and London back to back in the same year, this goes to show that made in Nigeria movie can truly go global” said Wabiye Idoniboyeobu Chief Media Aide to Prince Tonye Princewill.
76′, according to the statement “being the only Nollywood movie selected for the festival represented Nigeria in style and got great reviews from a host of local and internationally recognized movie critics. The stars came out in glittering form in the London’s West End to celebrate the launch of a film that has been described by the UK press as “visually textured, educational, and thoroughly entertaining; a movie not to be missed.”
The film stars many renowned and notable Nollywood megastars Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Ibinabo Fiberesinma, Memry Savanhu, Daniel K Daniel (two time African best actor 2016) and the awesome Ada Ofoegbu in her groundbreaking role as “Aunty Mary” were at the premiere in London. Other stars that attended were Executive Producers Adonijah Owiriwa and Prince Tonye Princewill himself with his family and a host of other glitterati from the elite London red carpet circuit.
At the centre of this very gripping romantic thriller is the charismatic, ‘Captain Joseph Dewa’, played by Ramsey Nouah who is indicted by the military for his alleged role in the notorious failed Nigerian coup of 1976.
“The evening was well attended, the crowd was delighted and full of appreciation and satisfied with the movie. The highlight of the evening was the last minute arrival from Heathrow Airport of the movie’s respected Director – Izu Ojukwu, who flew in same evening and made it to the post screening Question and Answer session.
“The Toronto and London film festivals are a build up to the Grand Premiere of the movie holding on the 3rd of November in Lagos. It has also been selected as the closing film on the 18th of November at the African Film Festival also holding in Lagos.
The move will hit cinemas in Nigeria and the rest of Africa on the 25th of November and has also been specially nominated to show in major festivals in Germany, Dubai, South Africa, India, the US and other parts of the world.