September 29, 2016 – Comedian AY’s Film A Trip To Jamaica Showing In Cinemas Across Nigeria Today
The anticipation that greeted the latest production of celebrated comedian, Ayo Makun, aka Ay, reached heightened crescendo last Sunday when the movie premiered at Filmhouse IMAX Cinema, Lekki, Lagos
Among guests who graced the premiere were Richard Mofe Damijo, Dbanj, Genevieve Nnaji, Uti Nwachukwu, Stephine Linus, 2Face Idibia, Annie Idibia, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Gideon Okeke, Enyinna Nwigwe, Oge Okoye, Yvonne Jegede, Faithia Williams, Ebube Nwagbo, Ubi Franklin, Chinedu Ikedieze, Frederick Leonard, JJC and a host of others.
A Trip to Jamaica will start showing in cinemas across Nigerian from Friday, September 30.
Describing the movie as a spinoff of his record breaking debut feature production, 30 Days in Atlanta, producer of the flick, AY, said that he is hopeful that A Trip to Jamaica will surpass his previous effort.
“I create stories,” an excited AY said.
“There are some parts that have my personal experience but it just something I come up with knowing full well that I want to shoot in Jamaica. I just thought of a need to do something that will blend with that culture and will reflect Nigeria as well. Akpos is very adventurous. He is not limited to his zone. That is why he operates from his zone to another zone and reflects how a Warri boy will be seen in that region. So from 30 Days in Atlanta, we decided to also make A Trip to Jamaica. Don’t be surprised if Akpos ends up in Paris.”
To spice up the event, the lead characters, AY and Funke Akindele who played Bola, made a grand entrance to the black carpet in a Lamborghini.
A Trip to Jamaica follows the adventures of Akpos who hails from Warri, Delta State and his love interest, Bola, who is just as equally unconventional in her ways. They both visit Atlanta on what they call a pre-wedding honeymoon but somehow end up in Jamaica.
Being the regular stand-up guy that he is, Akpos unknowingly gets caught in a ‘situation’ with the cartel, a situation which he needs to get out of fast or face dire consequences.
Shot in Nigeria, America and Jamaica, the movie stars Hollywood acts Eric Roberts and Dan Davies, Jamaican acts Paul Campbell and Rebecca Silvera, Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh and Nigerian acts such as Nse Ikpe Etim, Patoranking, Cynthia Morgan and Ras Kimono.
Prior to the premiere, celebrities had gathered on Saturday as ex Nigerian internationals played ex Jamaican internationals in a charity match which saw the Nigerians beating the Jamaicans 3-1.