Watch Out For Nollywood Blockbuster, Last Flight To Abuja

Last Flight to Abuja the blockbuster airplane disaster thriller from multi award winning Nollywood filmmaker Obi Emelonye is now finally available to be watched online anywhere in the world on all internet enabled devices. The feature film originally inspired by a series of airplane disasters that rocked Nigeria in 2006is available to be seen for a small fee via Distrify, the innovative online self distribution platform based in the UK.


Based on real life events, Last Flight to Abuja went on to become the highest grossing film of 2012 at the W Africa box office and is officially holder of the titles of the biggest ever premiere and the longest running movie in Nigeria cinema history.

The much anticipated online release comes just before the film competes in 5 key categories including Best Filmat the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards. The producers are preparing to finally release the film on DVD to the international market in late May 2013, a few weeks ahead of the first anniversary of the Dana Air tragedy.

Last Flight to Abuja was originally premiered to the world in June 2012 just one week after the Nigerian Dana Air and Ghana bound Nigerian cargo plane tragedies and paid tribute to the many deceased and has since been used as an advocacy tool to raise awareness for increased aviation safety in Nigeria, Ghana & Africa as a whole.

As the producers embark on the online release, all involved with the film remain sensitive towards the feelings of the family and friends of the victims may their souls continue to rest in God’s perfect peace.

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Written, produced & directed by Obi Emelonye, the visionary award-winning UK based Nigerian filmmaker and starring Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Jim Iyke, Last Flight to Abujais a new Nollywood film inspired by the tragic series of plane crashes in 2006 that rocked the Nigerian aviation industry.

Last Flight to Abuja has been nominated for 5 awards including Best Film, Best Film by an African Abroad, Best Editing, Best Sound and Best VFX at the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards on Sat 20th April.

The Director: Obi is a passionate, self-taught writer, director and producer. Since early 2000, this visionary British/Nigerian citizen has quickly gained an enviable reputation as one of the brightest creative minds working within Nigeria’s burgeoning film industry commonly known as Nollywood.

Obi’s last film, the hugely successful, award winning family adventure film The Mirror Boy set a new standard in African international cinema, breaking box-office records where it has been shown and bringing new Nigerian cinema squarely to the attention of the global cinema industry. Nearly a year since its release, The Mirror Boycontinues to amass plaudits at festivals and has now become the most awarded film in Nigerian cinema history and is still yet to be released in many major territories and on major formats.

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