The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is a romantic comedy about a couple, Segun and Rose Adeniyi, who run a charming, but run-down, boutique hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. In desperation, Segun decides to sell the hotel without his wife’s knowledge, as a way of settling all their debts. Their daughter, Opeoluwa, is living in London, working a dead-end job while trying to open her own restaurant. When Ope decides to return to Nigeria, Mom and Dad are elated for different reasons. Dad wants her to sign the papers to sell the hotel she is destined to inherit, while Mom can’t wait to marry her off. Meanwhile, Ope meets Deji, a charming young businessman with a secret that threatens her plans to restore the hotel’s fortunes. Can love survive deception and will Ope manage to fulfill her dreams? Passion can take you far but love will bring you home.

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18 Sep 2017
"With its typical rom-com story, Bako’s film is predictable—but it’s never boring. It exudes charm in its heartwarming plot, which is padded out with moments of comedy. Fast-paced, funny, and sweet, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel proves that playing ...

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Release Date(s):

September 9, 2017 (Toronto International Film Festival, Canada)

Executive Producer(s):

Mo Abudu


Trevor Brown, Malcolm McClean


Nicole Brown, Debo Oluwatuminu, Olayinka Ogun


Michael Becker

Art Director:

Funmi Victor-Okigbo

Production Designer:

Funmi Victor-Okigbo

Original Score:

Cobhams Asuquo

Production Company:

Ebonylife Films


FilmOne Distribution




90 minutes

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