The CEO of EbonyLife Films, Mo Abudu, has spoken about the success of the movie, the reason for a sequel and why Kemi Adetiba, who directed the first movie, didn’t return for the sequel.
She said, “I think the success of the Wedding Party was the fact that it was relatable.
“It cuts across all social strata, it was star-studded, it was funny, entertaining, great production value, we had a wonderful premiere, great marketing and supportive sponsors that made so many things happen.”
On the sequel she added: “The Wedding Party 2, Destination Dubai”. We retained literally all of our original cast and we have a few new faces as well. We shot on location in Lagos and Dubai.
“We promise not to let you down this Christmas!”
Kemi Adetiba and Niyi Akinmolayan directed “The Wedding Party” and ” The Arbitration” respectively. Both movies feature Adesua Etomi.
“Kemi was not available at the time of our shoot. I love and respect her dearly and look forward to working with her again.”
The sequel follows the romance between Nonso Onwuka (Enyinna Nwigwe) and Deirdre (Daniella Down), the bridesmaid from London.
“The Wedding Party 2” is expected to debut in cinemas on December 10, 2017.