Nollywood has witnessed notable comedy flicks that have broken box office records in recent times. Notable among such are The Wedding Party, A Trip to Jamaica and Wives on Strike. It is on the heels of this that new movie by London based producer, Philippa Abraham, ‘Basira In London’ will be hitting the Nigerian cinemas from March 24, 2017.
‘Basira In London’ was first premiered in the United Kingdom in August, 2015 to a sold out crowd in all of its six showings at the Odeon Cinemas. Anticipation has hit the roof as to when it will be premiered in Nigeria and fans will have the opportunity of seeing the movie. Thankfully, that expectation will be met from March 24, 2017 when all cinemas nationwide will start showing the movie.
‘Basira in London’ is a hilarious comedy-drama that tells the story of an African woman (Eniola Badmus) who relocates to London with great expectations. The culture clash and her efforts in trying to fit in make this film ‘unmissable’. The movie gives stamp to the premise, ‘you can take a girl out of Nigeria but you cannot take Nigeria out of the girl’.
The movie stars favourite Nollywood big girl, Eniola Badmus, Jason Adedeji-Abraham, Destinee Anthony, Tolu Yesufu, and Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade. The movie is produced and directed by Philippa Chiedu Abraham, who also starred in the movie.
The movie has won over four awards since its premiere, notable among them are Best Producer, African Film Awards, UK, Best Movie, BEEFTA UK Awards, Best Actress, BEEFTA UK Awards and Best Producer, BEEFTA UK Awards.
The producer, Philippa Chiedu Abraham who is a Wife and Mother, a Business Analyst and consultant, Motivational Speaker, Philanthropist, Actress, Writer, and Director began her creative journey in 2008. After bagging her BA (Hons) in Digital Film Making from Middlesex University, and garnered experience in making Short Films, Documentaries, Music Videos and Feature films, Philippa delved into numerous films and she’s currently in pre-production for her next feature film.
Her excitement was obvious concerning ‘Basira in London’ premiere and cinema release date. “It’s been a long time coming. This movie was first premiered in 2015 at the Odeon Cinemas, UK and since then the Nigerian audience have been waiting. I am so excited that finally, everyone in Nigeria will also get to see the beautiful film. I encourage everyone to go to the cinemas from March 24 to see the movie. It would be worth your while”, she said.


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