In December 2016, The Elfike Film Collective stormed Nigerian cinemas with The Wedding Party 1. The movie was a surprise hit and has broken all box office records (€1.1M) since its release nationwide in a time of recession. It surpassed Hollywood movies such as Assassins Creed and Batman vs. Superman.
And this year, Wedding Party 2, a sequel to the Box Office hit has been released with its own success story already being carved. A Boxing Day premiere of the movie in the UK saw 6 Cinemas being sold out at the premiere—and the move now sits comfortably in the list of Top 10 Boxing Day Films in the UK.
Wedding Party 2, the train of suspense, laughter and thrill will make a prominent stop in the Netherlands and Belgium. This will be the first time a Nollywood movie will receive a theatrical release at well-known cinema chains in both countries.
The movie brings us up to date with the newly-married couple, Dunni and Dozie, who are now expecting a baby. The twist in the story is Nonso and Deadre are getting married, but he never asked her. The story unfolds in: Dubai! And who is joining them?
The sequel features a tall list of stars including Patience Ozokwor, Richard Mofe Damijo, comedian Ayo ‘AY’ Makun, Banky W, Daniella Down, Sola Sobowale and others.
Date: 5/6/7th of January 2018
Location: (Pathé Arena, Pathé de Kuip, Pathé Scheveningen)
Date: 12/13/14th of January 2018
Location: (Kinepolis Antwerpen, Kinepolis Brussel)
Wedding Party 2 is distributed in Europe by Evrit Films and Talking Drum Entertainment, UK based film distribution companies—aimed at bringing African movies to the bigger screens.