Ebony Life TV are about to wow us once again with the release of their latest movie “Royal Hibiscus Hotel”!
EL TV certainly did not disappoint with the release of “The Wedding Party” just last year, and this harming romantic comedy, will be screened for the very first time at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2017.
About the movie:
Set in Lagos and London, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel tells the story of a passionate Nigerian chef, ‘Ope’,trying to follow her dream of opening a restaurant in London.
Frustrated by her lack of progress, she returns to Nigeria and discovers that going home can have unexpected rewards.
This is director Ishaya Bako’s second feature, following his debut, The Road to Yesterday. The cast includes Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Deyemi Okanlawon and O.C.Ukeje, with veteran actors Rachel Oniga, Jide Kosoko, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, many of whom are expected to join the director in Toronto for the screening!
Yesterday, a 60-second video teaser of The Royal Hibiscus Hotel was revealed on Instagram and it received over 100,000 views in only 24 hours!
The excitement the teaser generated led EL TV to release the full trailer of 3 minutes and 40 seconds.
We know for certain that Executive Producer, Mo Abudu, is excited for this movie and is thrilled about the upcoming premiere based on what she had to say: “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel has been a passion project for me – the chance to tell an intimate story that has heart and soul, and explores romantic love in the older and younger generations. The film addresses some of the challenges around communication in relationships, while managing to be funny, warm and entertaining. Many of us have forgotten what it feels like to fall in love – I hope The Royal Hibiscus Hotel re-ignites this feeling in us all,” she said.
Watch the full trailer below: