Love is in the air, at least that’s what people say. Me, I’m certain that it’s just oxygen, dust and a whole lot of angry, impatient and frustrated vibes that is in the air.
Then again I’m blogging this from the comfort of a bus that’s been stuck in traffic for hours. Don’t judge me.
On the bright side, I do have something to look forward to this month, movie-wise from Nollywood.
The Royal Hibiscus Hotel finally hits the cinemas on February 10. Hallelujah chim le! Lataro.
Its been a long time coming.
Directed by: Ishaya Bako
Written by: Nicole Brown, Yinka Ogun, Debo Oluwatuminu
Starring: Cast (in credits order)
Zainab Balogun Zainab Balogun
And a host of others.
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 a little town 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 fulfil her dreams?
In nine days from now, we’ll find out.