We gathered around 9am at our meeting point that very day,Friday 22nd, fixed by the organisers for us to travel to Abuja for a movie premiere 'Keya Ce'.
The movie was shot in Kaduna, Abuja and Kano. Produced by Hajara Yusuf, MD of Alsram Ink Communication, Abuja. An able charismatic jovial staff of BBC Trust, Amina Aminu directed the movie. In fact, most of the crew members were women. Uhmn.. A lady's affair. This notion, caught the attention of several film critics especially the male.
After a four hours drive, we were warmly received by talented, legendary, hard working Al-amin I. Hassan, who happens to be the Co-director and also one of the premiere co'ordinator. He ushered us to our respective rooms and ordered food as well as refreshment to be served to us immediately.
An hour later, we gathered again at the restaurant. Looking at the smile on our faces, I got the feeling of amusement, happiness and contentment each one of us had. We ate our food; from Pounded yam with egusi to Fried rice and chicken and lots of other delicacies.
After lunch, we met with the producer. We exchanged pleasantries. She introduced us to Mena Amata, sister to the known family of Amatas. Hajara briefed us about the schedules and also programme of events. We bid our goodbyes at about 11pm, and all retired to our rooms for a pleasant night rest.(and I must say, I had a sound sleep so with the rest of my colleagues judging by the I saw them looking bright and hearty)
Interestly, security was tighted at the venue (Silverbird galleria). We arrived right on time, wisked in and walked graciously onto the red carpet where so many flicks of paparazzi dazzled us. Fans kept on cheering, delighted to see us, requesting autographs and so it was… LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!
The premiere of the movie went well, audience really enjoyed it. Famous star of Nollywood Lilian bach commented about the movie very well. Legendary Saddiq Balewa (an icon film maker) also graced the occassion. Zack Amata was also present.
We granted interviews to press. Lastly, the event came to an end with photo session.
Keya Ce features Aisha Dankano, Bashir Nayaya, Aisha Mahuta, Kabiru Nakwango, Hafsat Sharada, Aminu Shariff, Fauziyya Sani, Isma'l Koli and Zainab Idris.
As for me, I was really impressed. As for you, log on to the market and get a copy.