Nollywood Romcom ‘The Wedding Party 2’ Is Breaking Box Office Records In Nigeria And London

It had the biggest opening day in both Nigeria and the UK for a Nollywood movie.

The Nigerian romantic comedy The Wedding Party 2 has grossed 312 million naira ($892, 000) in just 18 days, Pulse Nigeria reports.

The film, which came out in December 15, had the biggest opening for a Nollywood movie when it grossed 20 million naira ($55, 600) on its opening day, and 100 million naira ($278, 000) in five days.

The film is a sequel to 2016's The Wedding Party, which, with a gross of 450 million ($1, 251, 000) naira, is by far the largest gross for a Nollywood film. The film raked in 36 million naira on its opening day.

The sequel's success is attributed to aggressive marketing schemes–which include buses for filmgoers to screenings, and high VIP ticket sales after normal tickets were reported to have sold out.

The movie also achieved the feat of the biggest opening day for a Nollywood film in UK cinemas. It reportedly raked in £16, 000 ($22,000).

The Wedding Party 2 is currently showing in cinemas in the UK, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, Cameroon, Benin Republic, Guinea, Liberia.

You can watch the movie's trailer below.

Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

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These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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