On Fri 18th Oct, The Lighthouse in London was awash with glamour, fun, Nollywood stars and huge laughs as Okey Bakassi worked his on screen magic and showed once again why he is one of the biggest comic stars to come out of Nigeria.

In a world’s first event for Nollywood, multi award winning director Obi Emelonye premiered his latest film Onye Ozi (The Messenger), live and online to universal acclaim and at the same time birthed what many are saying is a new Nollywood comedy classic.

But this was not the only sensational performance of the night, because as evidenced by the unending applause given to lead actress Ngozi Igwebike aka Gayle Thompson it is clear that the Producers have introduced a bright new star to the Nollywood heavens.

In what seemed like an effortless performance Ngozi Igwebike held her own against her highly experienced leading man and sent a signal to Nollywood that she has not only arrived, but is very much here to stay.

What this unique premiere also showed is that premiering a film online at the same time as the film is premiered live is good businesses. Working in partnership with Iroko TV, Ibaka TV and Afrinolly, the 3 leading Nollywood online/mobile film distributors, over 60 countries were able to take part in the online premiere with surprisingly Saudi Arabia proving to be the 2nd most popular country for the online premiere after the United Kingdom.

As Onye Ozi continues to rack up online sales since the premiere, many are saying this is the future for Nollywood and international world cinema.

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  • Maurice

    oh this is nice. will check it out, awesome