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Foluke Daramola sets new standard for movie premier

Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola on Sunday sets new standard for movies premiering in Nollywood and proved the fact that being a prominent artiste in Yoruba genre of the movie industry does not confine one to second best.

The graduate of International relation from Obafemi Awolowo University premiered her talk of the town movie, Wakaati Eda at prestigious Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja to the high praise of prominent celebrities who were in attendance.

The premier started with a star_studded red carpet event which surprisingly began on time and various celebrities from all work of lives were guests of the paparazzi and television hosts. An actress who granted about four red_carpet_interviews was overheard saying, she was overwhelmed at the turn out of event. ‘I did not know this is how big this would be’ she said in Yoruba to another colleague.  Said Balogun one of the host of the event told Sunday Sun that the event was ‘more than impressive’.

Stella Damasus, Saidi Balogun and Femi Branch played the role of hosts and delivered their lines well like a well rehearsed scripts. Said Balogun was the first on the rostrum. He invited Stella and Femi who in turned introduced other guests.

The guests list is a roll call of who is who in entertainment, business and politics.  First Lady of Ondo State Her Excellency Oluwakemi Mimiko represented the governor and was accompanied by bigwigs in Ondo State politics. Her Excellency, Chief Mrs Toyin Saraki of Kwara State was represented by Kwara State commissioner for women affairs.

The first lady of Ekiti State equally sent in a representative. The entertainment industry was well represented by Stella Damasus, Tricia Eseigbe, Bukky Wright, Lade Bakare, Ronke Ojo, Iyabo Ojo, Lizzy Anjorin, Funsho Adeolu, Toyin Aimaku, Kunle Afolayan, Ope Banwo and many others. The comedy industry had the likes of Koffi, Seyi Law, Helen Paul and a host of others.

Unusual happening at the premier was the chice of venue, which was Sheraton. In recent times no movie had been premier at the prestigious hotel. Menu was …  and the event climax with Bonsue Fuji King, Adewale Ayuba serenading the host of stars who let down their hair and dig it down to the beat of the band. Earlier before Ayuba EMX, the man poised as the new D’banj came on stage to rendered his highly energized song to the audience who gave him a standing ovation. Naturah and Eazy Lizy also strut their stuffs.

Foluke Daramola who presented wheel chairs and cash gifts to about three disabled men on that day says her long life desire has always being to get to the stage where she can be of help to other people. ‘it has always being my dream to help others achieve their aims with the little God has given me. Life should not just be about us but others as well’ she said.

The mother of two promises to release the work soon though not without some selected showing at few cinemas. And she is now focusing her attention on her soap opera, Tag Team which would start airing soon.


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