Enchanted in Black and Mystical Blue was the theme for the film premiere of My Village People. The movie premiered at the Filmhouse Cinemas, Lekki, Lagos, on Sunday 6th June 2021. Guests in attendance included the lead actor Bovi Ugboma, who showed up in an all-black ensemble with a black bowler hat to match; to the actor, Daniel Etim Effiong, who showed up in a black suit with a mask to match the theme, Basketmouth, RMD, Bisola Aiyeola, Deyemi Okanlawan, Sharon Ooja, Denrele Edun, Waje, Omawunmi, Nengi Adoki, Elozonam, Sophie Alakija, Mimi Onalaja, Lilo Aderoga, Nadine Audifferen, Anna Banner, Kris Asimonye, Lucy Edet, DJ TGarbs.
My Village People is a film starring Bovi, Venita Akpofure, Sophie Alakija, Theresa Edem, Oge Amuta, Nkem Owoh, Ada Ameh, Binta Ayo Mogaji, Amaechi Muonagor, Zubby Michael, Akah Nnani, Francis Sule, Mimi Onalaja and a host of others.
It was executively produced by Moses Babatope of Film One Entertainment, Idris Olorunnimbe of the Temple Company and Bovi Ugboma of Kountry Kulture Network. It was directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, written by Bovi Ugboma and produced by Matilda Ogunleye, Winnie Okpapi and Mimidoo (Achineku) Bartels.
My Village People is a comical yet thrilling movie that addresses some of the superstitions about traditions in Nigeria. In the movie starring Bovi as the protagonist, Prince is a free-spirited bachelor who visits his village for his sister’s wedding. Amidst the excitement, he forgets cautionary tales and loses his guard, the circumstances that occur lead to a series of supernatural and unfortunate events including losing his job.
A star-studded film brought about a star-studded event with celebrities dressed to impress to fulfil the premiere’s dress code: Enchanted Black and Mystical Blue.
Bovi and his wife Kris Asimonye
Bovi and Taymesan
Igosave and Deyemi Okanlawon
Bovi and Oge Amuta
Bovi expressed at the premiere – “I am happy we have started. The response from the audience is a validation of the work we put in. Christmas came early. Our viewers are in for a treat!”
The movie is already gaining positive reviews online. Nadine Auddiferen said, “Go and watch my village people. It is a solid and hilarious thriller.’’
My Village People will be officially out in cinemas nationwide on Friday 11th of June.