Following a star-studded London premiere in December 2012, the details of the highly anticipated Lagos premiere of Nollywood and Hollywood production by HekCentrik Films, Turning Point, has been revealed. Expected to host the glitterati of Nigerian cinema, entertainment and fashion as well as government officials, dignitaries, leading business people and journalists, the Lagos premiere will be held at the Silverbird Galleria on Friday 24 May 2013.
The invite-only premiere will kick off with red carpet at 6.30pm prompt followed by the film screening and an after party.
A compelling story of ethnic prejudice, blurred moral lines, revenge and redemption written and directed by Towolawi, Turning Point follows the rise and fall of Ade (Igoni Archibong), Nigerian-American New York City investment banker who is in a relationship with keen-to-marry African-American Stacey (KD Aubert) but is forced into an arranged marriage to seemingly submissive Grace (Jackie Appiah) by his controlling mother (Patience Ozokwor).
With a star-studded cast of Hollywood and Nollywood talents bringing together Hollywood heavyweights Ernie Hudson best known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, Sergeant Albrecht in The Crow, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle and Warden Leo Glynn in Oz, Todd Bridges of Diff’rent Strokes fame, Victoria’s Secret model and actress from Scorpion King, Friday After Next and Soul Plane, KD Aubert, Joe Estevez with leading names of African cinema such as Nollywood’s noted actress Patience Ozokwor (Mama Gee) also known as Mother Africa, Ghana’s celebrated actress Jackie Appiah, Nigerian actress of Blackberry Babes fame Oge Okoye, Turning Point turns into reality what was once a dream of a partnership between the world’s two largest film industries, Hollywood and Nollywood.
The sponsors of the premiere are Lagos State Government, Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info, Africa Magic, FAB Magazine, Arik Air, WAP TV, SCOA, Fos Marai, Intercontinental Distilleries, SPAN, Pro-Vision Media, O’bibi Consult and Peekaboo Global Consult.
While invites will be sent out shortly, do check back Turning Point website and social media for more exciting details about the premiere and the after party as well as confirmed guests.