The Wedding Party

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Nigeria | 2016 | 110 minutes | Kemi Adetiba

Offering a fresh, female take on Nigerian culture, director Kemi Adetiba’s uproarious romantic comedy follows the raucous attendees of an insecure bride’s wedding, including a pair of battling mothers, a vengeful ex-girlfriend, and a best man with a flash drive full of secrets.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

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If you’ve never attended a Nigerian wedding, you can’t even begin to imagine how colorful, chaotic, hilarious, emotional, and beautiful an event can be. Director Kemi Adetiba has expertly designed a romantic comedy that weaves in and out of the wedding traditions, amassing a who’s-who of the best Nollywood performers in one enormous feature, and invites the audience to all the drama one would expect from a big-budget wedding: a couple in love, parents at odds, a wedding planner looking to prove her skills, a thief with an invitation to the biggest party in town, and a replacement best man with a flash drive full of secrets. Dunni is excited to marry her fiancé Dozie, and her parents are pulling out all the financial stops to prove to Dozie’s family that he is not marrying below him. Dozie’s mother, in particular, feels that this is all a farce…and indeed it is. The Wedding Party has quickly become one of the biggest box-office successes in Nollywood history, celebrating and commenting on Nigerian culture in a way that resonates with African audiences while providing a laugh-out-loud and illuminating experience for audiences of all backgrounds.

Director Biography

Nigerian filmmaker Kemi Adetiba started directing short films in 2008, with shorts such as Breaking the Shell (2008) and Across a Bloodied Ocean (2008), which she also wrote. The Wedding Party is her first feature-length film.

Sponsored by The Maxwell Hotel, KIXI

  • Director: Kemi Adetiba
  • Principal Cast: Adesua Etomi, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Banky Wellington
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 110 minutes
  • Producer: Ijeoma Agukoronye, Don Omope, Zulumoke Onuekwusi
  • Screenplay: Kemi Adetiba, Tosin Otudeko
  • Cinematographers: Akpe Ododoru
  • Editors: Andrew Webber
  • Filmography: Across a Bloodied Ocean (2008)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Talking Drum Entertainment