Amnesty International ambassador, A-list actress and singer, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has tipped the new Nollywood flick, Last Flight to Abuja to go places. Omotola played the role of a busy lady based in Abuja, who had to cut short her stay in the Federal Capital City in order to surprise her Lagos-based fiancé. She meets another lady in pyjamas at her her fiancé’s apartment, and decides to go back to Abuja, aboard the ill-fated Flamingo Airways plane.
The Amnesty International Ambassador was pleased with the positive review the movie got in the UK. She said:
I am totally pleased to hear that it has been rated four star by Odeon cinemas, UK. It’s a testament to the faith, perseverance and hardwork. Thank God, this is only the beginning.
Last Flight to Abuja was produced by Obi Emelonye, the producer of one of the highest grossing movies of 2011, Mirror Boy. Mirror Boy received several awards last year. Obi Emelonye’s new movie features a delightful slew of superstars and fast rising acts; the amiable Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Jim Iyke, Hakeem Kae Kazeem, Ali Nuhu, Jide Kosoko, Celine Loader and a host of others.
Lat Flight to Abuja was premiered in London recently, and it was shown to a capacity crowd of 1500 people at the popular Troxy Cinema in East London. The London premiere was dedicated to the memory of the victims of the ill-fated Dana Air crash. The movie was shot on Arri Alexa, the most expensive digital camera in the world. Last Flight to Abuja is expected to double the cinema sales of Mirror Boy. Mirror Boy was one of the highest grossing movies of 2011 with sales to the tune of N20m (twenty million). It should also be noted that most scenes of Last Flight to Abuja were shot in the air. The movie will premiere Friday, August 3rd, 2012 and will be released at cinemas in Nigeria, the same day.
A set of everyday Nigerian travellers’ board the last Flamingo Airways flight scheduled to fly from Lagos to Abuja on a fateful Friday night in 2006. The plane cruises at 30,000 feet, tranquil and on schedule. But like a bolt out of the blue, through a mixture of human error, technical failure and bad luck, the plane rapidly develops major faults that send it teetering on the brink of disaster. As the pilots fight with the controls of the stricken plane, a series of flashbacks unravel the twists, turns and leaps of fate that put each passenger on the fateful flight. Young lovers, an elderly couple, a corporate party, a sportsman on the threshold of greatness; all the passengers are caught up in the nightmare scenario and sense the final moments of their lives approaching.