Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), a corporate entity which works to plan, supervise, develop, and market Dubai’s Tourism industry has today officially announced its collaboration with ELFIKE COLLECTIVE’s The Wedding Party.
Arguably the most anticipated social event of the year, The Grand World Premiere of ‘The Wedding Party’ was selected by Dubai Tourism as part of its Vision 2020 initiative. The Vision was approved in May 2013 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, as a strategic roadmap to attracting 20 million visitors per year by 2020, doubling the number welcomed in 2012.
Speaking on the partnership, Executive Producer, Mo Abudu said “Nigerians have a warm affection for Dubai. It is a favourite for destination weddings, family holidays and business trips. We are proud of this partnership and we look forward to treating some lucky cinema goers to an unexpected discovery of a city that we all love. We also look forward to hosting the representatives of Dubai Tourism in Lagos this November”.
Africa is a key source market for Dubai, We firmly believe that there is a wealth of talent within the African community. We are pleased and honored to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with ELFIKE COLLECTIVE which aligns with our objective and commitment to supporting and nurturing young filmmaking talent.” said Stella
The Grand World Premiere will hold on Saturday, 26th of November 2016 at The Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Guests can walk away with amazing prizes including luxury accommodation courtesy Arabian Falcon, theme park passes courtesy IMG Worlds of Adevnture, and helicopter rides courtesy Alpha Tours Helicopter Rides. That’s not all; Dubai Tourism will be giving away other VVIP gifts to lucky premiere guests.
The Wedding Party is poised to be the premiere that keeps giving. In the unique “Win with The Wedding Party Promo” real life couples-to-be can win anything from Bridal Make-Up by Zaron Cosmetics, Cakes by Tosan, KOTS Catering, Complementary venue hire courtesy of Dorchester Events Centre, Grooms’ Styling by Mai Atafo to Invitation Design by The Wedding Store.
The Wedding Party promises to be the event of the year!
About Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism)
With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai Tourism’s mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai among global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the emirate.
Dubai Tourism is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector. It markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector, and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the Dubai Tourism portfolio include Dubai Convention and Events Bureau, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (formerly known as Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment). In addition to its headquarters in Dubai, Dubai Tourism operates 20 offices worldwide.
About EbonyLife TV:
EbonyLife TV and EbonyLife Films are dedicated to telling the full range of African stories as they have never been told before. Strongly rooted in Africa but connecting to a global audience through a shared identity and common values. EbonyLife TV prides itself as Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle Network for premium homegrown entertainment content. EbonyLife Films is poised to expand this vision by becoming one of Africa’s most influential story tellers.
In the resurgence for telling the story of a new Africa, our first feature film, FIFTY, allowed us to create an honest insight of Africa in contrast to the stereotypical fatalistic stories filmmakers tend to tell of the continent. These stories mould the worldview of Africa as a single story. As Africans living in Africa, we are passionate about telling our stories, of a multidimensional reality that is a burgeoning, pioneering, cosmopolitan and progressive Africa.
EbonyLife Films further captures the very essence and soul of Africa via its Storytelling, and has extended itself to representing history, personal narrative, political commentary and evolving cultural norms, as well as addressing educational objectives.
About FilmOne Distribution:
FilmOne Limited is an independent distributor of filmed entertainment providing top-end film release services with emphasis in English-speaking West Africa territory. Based in Lagos, Nigeria, we distribute a wide-range of mainstream, commercial pictures including international and indigenous titles. Our business operations are modelled in line with International best practices covering Feature Film Rights acquisition, Film Sales, Theatrical dating & Exhibitor relations, P & A consulting, Marketing Strategy implementation, DCP generation & encryption as well as Box Office Reporting and Analysis. FilmOne’s objective is to maximize box office revenues from film titles, to the benefit of both Studios/producers and exhibitors. FilmOne recently signed a landmark distribution deal with Hollywood Studio Twentieth Century Fox to release its films in West African Cinemas. FilmOne is the sister company to Nigeria’s largest cinema chain Filmhouse Cinemas. For further information on FilmOne can be found at www.filmoneng.com
About Inkblot Productions:
Inkblot Productions is a Lagos-based production company founded with the goal of creating high quality, commercially viable films and television shows for Nigerian and international audiences. Since inception in 2011, Inkblot has produced the crowd pleasing hits The Department and Out of Luck and will be releasing its third film The Arbitration in cinemas across Nigeria in August 2016.
About Koga Studios:
Koga Entertainment is positioned to provide a wide range of world class media and entertainment related services with a view to harnessing the full potentials of the Nigerian industry while providing the necessary boost for development through its team of innovative and creative professionals whose collective experiences are geared towards delivering results. KOGA Studios is responsible for the multiple award winning film Heroes and Zeroes and 2015’s audience favourite and top 10 box office hit ‘The Visit’.
About Kemi Adetiba:
Kemi Adetiba is a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker, and television director whose production credits have featured on Channel O, MTV Base, Soundcity and BET. She’s an alumni of the prestigious New York Film Academy, her short film ‘Across a Bloodied Ocean’ was screened at the 2009 Pan African Film Festival and National Black Arts Festival.