Stars sparkle at The Mirror Boy world premier
Some of NOLLYWOOD’s biggest stars attended the world premier of Mirror Boy in London.
Stars Genevieve Nnaji, Fatima Jabbe, Osita Iheme and Edward Kagutuzi were joined on the red carpet by UK talent including solo artist Keisha Buchanon, Kanya King (MOBO), Eddie Kadi, Kojo, Governor B (Gospel), Egypt, Yolanda Brown, Kele Le Roc amongst many.
Wearing a coat by Zed Eye and Jewel By Lisa dress, www.jewelbylisa.com Genevieve looked every inch the international movie star she has become.
World renowned international actress Genevieve Nnaji was escorted through the cinema with personal security such was the demand to see the film. Two hundred unannounced guests streamed into the cinema, many of whom stood throughout the film.
Fatima Jabbe is wearing a one-off dress by Gisella Couture roumered to cost over a thousand pounds. www.gisellaboutique.net
“I thought the acting was excellent throughout, I would definitely like to see the film again.” said Rachel who attended the screening.
A colour coordinated Keisha Buchanon also walked The Mirror Boy red carpet. Keisha who has been keeping a low profile since her fabulous new single was leaked to the press is wearing a dress by Top Shop and shoes by Yves Saint Laurent.
Solo artist Kele Le Roc is wearing a dress from ASOS.
Artist Egypt recently launched her fashion collection during London Fashion Week. She is wearing a dress from her new collection.
‘We Girls Rock’ talent Rachel Williams who is signed to Pulse Model agency in Jamaica made a brief appearance on the red carpet.
Olympic English sprint hopeful Jeanette Kwakye was a popular guest at the screening.
Double MOBO (Music of Black Origin) winner Yolanda Brown walked the red carpet at the Mirror Boy premier.
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The Mirror Boy
PATRICK CAMPBELL Executive Producer of OH Films is the producer of The Mirror Boy. He said; OH Films are thrilled to be part of this production. We believe that the story will certainly resonate with a black audience but beyond that, the hope is that The Mirror Boy will cross over and connect with the rest of the world through the universal theme of a persons search for identity and self discovery and most of all because it’s a cracking good story.”
The Mirror Boy is a production of THE NOLLYWOOD FACTORY and OH FILMS. The Nollywood Factory (TNF) is a UK & Nigeria based production house that has been part of the Nollywood phenomenon for more than 10 years. Led by the visionary Omi Emelonye, TNF is intent in revolutionizing Nollywood feature film production & television programming for the African and international movie market. OH FILMS is the film arm of OH TV (Sky 199), the UK’s fastest growing TV channel for the black audience. OH Films was founded with a mission to make smart inspirational and commercial films and documentaries for a global audience. Its films have attracted world©\class talent including Oscar winning composer AR Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) and Grammy Award winning singer Kirk Franklin.
“The Mirror Boy” is an enthralling journey through the picturesque terrains of The Gambia, as seen through the eyes of a London-born 12 year old boy, TIJANI.
On the 13th of June and wholly out of character, TIJANI gets involved in a street fight in which a boy is hurt. Convinced that TIJANI needs discipline, TEEMA, his mum decides to take him to the Gambia to live with her sister.
On their arrival in Banjul, TIJANI encounters what he considers to be a simple apparition- a boy smiling at him in a mirror and vanishing afterwards.
However, seeing the same boy in a crowded street market the next day sets in motion a chain of events that culminates in him getting lost.
While the panic-stricken TEEMA struggles with the Police Force to find her son in an intriguing game of survival brinkmanship, TIJANI is left alone in the company of the enigmatic MIRROR BOY who is only visible to him.
As a bruising spiritual rite of passage, the MIRROR BOY takes TIJANI on a magical journey through the dark belly of the forest.
After a series of edge-of-the-seat adventures in the forest, TIJANI emerges the next day, a bewildered boy; for whom the lines between reality and fantasy; between the physical and the spiritual have been forever blurred.
His arrival at a time of mourning for a small kingdom upsets the evil machinations of a desperate Queen who; threatened by his innocent presence; is not afraid wield her mysterious powers.
A cathartic climax helps TIJANI to unravel the mystery of the MIRROR BOY. It also provides him with a rather mystical explanation for the way his life has cascaded from the 13th of June towards this inter-twined fate with a father he has never met.