Perfect Picture makes a perfect entry into Nigeria

Perfect Picture coupleIt was all glamour, sophistication and fun at the Silverbird Galleria in Lagos, Nigeria over the weekend at the premiere of “The Perfect Picture”. Top Nollywood movie stars and producers gathered in the Victoria Island city of Lagos to witness the spectacular event.

This Premiere is believed to be the first time a Ghanaian production is being showcased in Africa’s leading Movie Industry (Nigeria). Not only did the occasion attract movie fans but also stakeholders in the Entertainment industry including Bankers, Advertisers and media Practitioners across the continent.

It was a night of fashion, good blend of music from the two countries and a red carpet treatment for the top stars who turned up for the premiere. Like a Hollywood Premiere, the Nollywood movie stars and their Ghanaian counterparts arrived in an array of Limozines and other stylish vehicles. Even before the actual premiere began, the atmosphere at the Silverbird Galleria had been turned into a cheering one for producer and director of “The Perfect Picture”, Shirley Frimpong-Manso and her cast and crew.

“This is another demonstration that Ghana and Nigeria have so much in common, that the natural interest in each other’s development remains a strong commitment to Ghanaians and Nigerians. Silverbird and Global Media Alliance are committed to encouraging and promoting the African movie industry. This is a good beginning” Emphasized, Edward Boateng, Executive Chairman of Global Media Alliance.

The idea of premiering the movie in Nigeria was mooted by Silverbird Cinemas, Ghana after an impressive showing in Accra two months ago. The Chairman of the Silverbird Group, Bruce Ben-Moree Bruce is full of praise for the quality of the movie.

Before the premiere in the evening, stakeholders in the movie industry from the two countries met to discuss how best the industry can be supported especially financing movie productions in Africa and promoting the industry on the international scene. Global Media Alliance and the Silverbird group, organizers of the event say “The Perfect Picture” will be screening in other states in Nigeria and premiered in Kenya and London later this year.

Information Minister, Zita Okaikoi who was the special guest of honour said government is committed to supporting and investing in the movie industry since it plays a vital role in the country’s developmental agenda.

Top Nigerian movie stars and producers have heaped tonnes of praises on Shirley and her talented team. This was after they had been treated to a special showing of the movie. Some of the people were particularly impressed with the quality of the cast and the storyline.

Among the Nollywood stars and producers who graced the occasion were Stephany Okereke, Kate Ershaw, Ngozi and Zack Orjih.