Bling couture pieces filled the red carpet as celebrities turned out in their numbers for the premiere of a new movie, ‘The Bling Lagosians’.
Celebrities stayed true to the theme of the movie ‘Eko For Show’ following the styling of the film’s characters.
The movie is the directorial debut of Bolanle Austen-Peters and will be out in cinemas on June 28.
‘The Bling Lagosians’ tells the story of the affluent, brash, flamboyant, audacious and over the top lifestyle of Lagosians.
The movie shows the lifestyle of a Lagos family that is presently living in their past glory.
Although they are not as wealthy as they once were, they still want to maintain the lifestyle they used to live.
They want to host the talk of town parties, wear the best designers and ride the fastest of cars, even if it means wallowing in debt.
This movie is intended to show how people go the extreme to keep up appearances in society.
Uzo Aduba sets to star on ‘Fargo’ season 4
Emmy winner Uzo Aduba, currently filming the FX drama series Mrs. America opposite Cate Blanchett, is expanding her relationship with the Disney-owned network, signing on for a lead role in the upcoming fourth installment of its anthology series Fargo, headlined by Chris Rock.
The anthology series’ upcoming season takes place in Kansas City, Mo., in 1950 (per the official logline) “at the end of two great American migrations — that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the U.S. at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York and Chicago, and African Americans who left the South in great numbers to escape Jim Crow and moved to those same cities.”
In that tumultuous town, an Italian crime organization and an African-American one have forged a tentative peace by trading the eldest sons of each family. Saturday Night Live alum Chris Rock will play Loy Cannon, the head of one family.
Aduba’s character, Zelmare Roulette, is described as “ruthless” and aligned with the Cannon family.
Aduba is best known for her breakout role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, which earned her two Emmys and a SAG Award. She is repped by UTA, Management 360 and attorney James Adams.
Chibok Girls-based movie wins best virtual reality story at Venice
The film is a story of the April 2014, abduction of 276 female students from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria.
Following government negotiations with the terrorists, 107 of them were eventually released. But 112 remain missing.
He told the story of the women of Chibok & the impact of the insurgency on the town's economy years after… and the world listened. #DaughtersofChibok #Borno #KachiBenson #VeniceFilmFestival @Sharksawn @Moyo_VIP @channelstv @TVCNews_Africa @MobilePunch @THISDAYLIVE @daily_trust pic.twitter.com/XPU3P5llJa
— Aniwura Omolayo (@iamaniwura) September 8, 2019
The Virtual Reality (VR) documentary, which also had its premiere at the festival, tells the story of Yana Galang, whose daughter was among the kidnapped girls.
‘Daughters of Chibok’ represented Nigeria and Africa, alongside 12 other Virtual Reality (VR) films selected from around the world.
The film’s director, Joel Kachi Benson in his acceptance speech, said, “With this VR film, all I wanted to do was to take the world to the women of Chibok.
“Who five years after their daughters had been kidnapped, are still living with the incredible pain of their absence.
“I felt it was wrong for us to forget or even doubt and move on,” he said.
Benson, who runs a virtual reality film studios, VR360 in Lagos, also shared more thoughts on the award on his Instagram page.
He wrote, “I still can’t believe this. It’s like a dream….our VR film #daughtersofchibok won a Lion Award in the VR category of the Venice biennale!!!!! Somebody tell me it’s a dream!!!!”
In 2018, Benson made his first Virtual Reality film, ‘In Bakassi’, a short film that captures the plight of children living with PTSD in Internally Displaced Persons Camps in the northeast region.