“Last Flight to Abuja” will be premiered at the Troxy Cinema in London on 8th June 2012.
The new Nollywood movie is based on true events. A set of everyday Nigerian travellers board the last Flamingo Airways flight scheduled to fly from Lagos to Abuja on a fateful Friday night in 2006.
The plane cruises at 30,000 feet, tranquil and on schedule. But like a bolt out of the blue, through a mixture of human error, technical failure and sheer bad luck, the plane rapidly develops major difficulties that send it teetering on the brink of disaster.
As the pilots fight with the controls of the stricken aero plane, a series of flashbacks unravel the twists, turns and leaps of fate that put each passenger on the fateful flight.
Young lovers, an elderly couple, a corporate party, a sportsman on the threshold of greatness; all the passengers are caught up in the nightmare scenario and sense the final moments of their lives approach. All…except one!
What does he know? Will they survive…The last flight to Abuja?
“Last Flight to Abuja” directed by Obi Emelonye, is likely to be vying for multiple African Academy Movie Awards next year.
It features several famous Nollywood stars including Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Jim Iyke, Ali Nuhu, Jide Kosoko, Uche Odoputa, Jennifer Oguzie, Uru Eke, Anthony Monjaro and Olumide Bakare.
“Last Flight to Abuja” has been produced by the Nollywood Factory and Screen Nation.
The movie premiere and after party in London will bring together top UK based and international film, television & music stars, directors, producers and agents alike.
It will also be attended by countless familiar faces from the worlds of African fashion, media, sport and politics and other inspirational guests.
Some of the special guests who have confirmed their presence at the Red Carpet event are: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, bad boy Jim Iyke and the sexy rising UK/Nigeria star Uru Eke plus many more.
The event will be hosted by comedian Okey Bakassi. Dress Code: 2012 Red Carpet Swagga.
LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA (cert tbc)
World Premiere & After Party
Friday 8th June 2012
Doors open: 6.30pm
VIP Reception: 7 – 8.45pm
Film Premiere & Q&A: 9 – 10.30pm
After Party: 10.30pm – 12.30am