It was billed to be a fun-filled Friday night. A movie and music were on the menu. So sumptuous it seemed, but lacked the drooling element in the end.
The Divorce Not Allowed premiere event was scheduled to start at 7 pm, but it was pushed to 8.30pm arguably because there were few fans around.
With a few fans available some minutes past the rescheduled time, the show kicked off and the Great Angels Choir dished some of their popular songs.
From songs like Tadikila, Ndisiyeni Ndiyende and Mwasankha Ine among others, the group set in motion the activities of the night while fans trickled into the newly refurbished Capital Hotel Marquee.
With the award-winning group off the stage, director of ceremonies Tannah Aka Mr. Broken English, took matters into his hands as he turned the break into a jokes session that did not appeal to some fans.
“Today is my birthday, I have turned 23 and, therefore, me wants gifts from you,” he said in his trademark broken English, before he started moving around, begging for presents.
When Ezuruonye appeared, it was time to sample the much-talked-about Divorce Not Allowed movie.
It is a romantic comedy that chronicles the lives of young couples and the issues that bother their marriages and how their resolutions sometimes threaten to shake the very foundation of their existence and love.
Unlike most Nollywood comedies, Ezuruonye’s directorial debut in film production passes the test of a different kind of comedy in Africa’s biggest movie industry.
The movie, though comic, delivers a powerful message about marriage, commitment and love.
After the interesting movie, fans were asked to go out and take pictures with the actor, leaving some within the audience asking when Lulu and Edgar ndi Davis would perform.
While some fans left, Lulu jumped on stage and by the time he was finishing his performance, he was singing in front of hotel staff that were moving the chairs, leaving the Wazelezeka duo with no chance of performing.
In an interview, the show’s organiser, Wendy Harawa, apologised for the inconveniences caused to both the artists that failed to perform and the fans.
“The mistake we made was letting people take pictures with Mike before finishing the programme. As Jacob’s Events, we apologise to the fans and the artists that did not perform,” she said.