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Oluwatobi Gbemisola

When I first saw the trailer of The Wedding Party, I was fascinated by the array of actors the movie featured. The fast paced scenes looked interesting, like something I would love to see. So I began to anticipate its cinematic release.
After seeing A Trip to Jamaica, I did not expect much from this movie. I was waiting to see 100 minutes of dry jokes and horrible acting. With The Wedding Party, however, this was far from the case. Although I may have missed the opening scenes, I was still able to enjoy much of what I watched. Directed by award-winning filmmaker and New York Film School alumni, Kemi Adetiba and produced by Mo Abudu, The Wedding Party stars Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Sola Sobowale, Alibaba, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ireti Doyle, Zainab Balogun, AY, Ikechukwu, Beverly Naya, Emma OhMaGod, Lepacious Bose and a host of others.
According to Bella Naija, it tells the story of Dunni Coker (Adesua Etomi) a 24-year-old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie (Banky W). The couple took a vow of chastity and is looking forward to a ground-breaking first night together as a married couple. If there was any Nigerian movie that got its casting right, it is this one. All the actors were well suited for the roles they played. Although they have done too much sometimes, but they all played their parts well. The two lead acts, ...

When I first saw the trailer of The Wedding Party, I was fascinated by the array of actors the movie featured. The fast paced scenes looked interesting, like something I would love to see. So I began to anticipate its cinematic release.
After seeing A Trip to Jamaica, I did not expect much from this movie. I was waiting to see 100 minutes of dry jokes and horrible acting. With The Wedding Party, however, this was far from the case. Although I may have missed the opening scenes, I was still able to enjoy much of what I watched. Directed by award-winning filmmaker and New York Film School alumni, Kemi Adetiba and produced by Mo Abudu, The Wedding Party stars Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Sola Sobowale, Alibaba, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ireti Doyle, Zainab Balogun, AY, Ikechukwu, Beverly Naya, Emma OhMaGod, Lepacious Bose and a host of others.
According to Bella Naija, it tells the story of Dunni Coker (Adesua Etomi) a 24-year-old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie (Banky W). The couple took a vow of chastity and is looking forward to a ground-breaking first night together as a married couple. If there was any Nigerian movie that got its casting right, it is this one. All the actors were well suited for the roles they played. Although they have done too much sometimes, but they all played their parts well. The two lead acts, Dozie and Dunni, were well played by Banky and Adesua respectively. Sola Sobowale cannot be quickly forgotten with her beautiful rendition as Mrs Tinuade Coker. A minus on the casting though was the overabundance of extras.
The soundtracks were much in sync with the scenes. One significant thing about The Wedding Party is how much Nigerian originality came into play. The eclectic music, the Naija slangs, the fitting locations (shot on the island in Lagos), and every other thing showed the beauty of the Nigerian heritage. They made the movie look so real, especially at the wedding reception, as it brings back memories of how Nigerian weddings go. Some of the newly produced Nigerian movies showing at the cinemas can be said to be rivalled with productions from Hollywood. We can say the same of this movie from the videography. The excellence and expertise in play during the shooting is obvious.
A good comic movie does not only make its audience reel with laughter but to also pick a few lessons. A lesson that stood out in The Wedding Party was for grooms to be careful in selecting their best man. Also, it showed the resultant effects of unemployment come back on the rich one way or the other. It also emphasises that dating couples should know their partners in full details before going to the altar.

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