What to Expect from The Wedding Party 2
Movies that earn more than N3.5 billion worldwide tend to produce sequels. As such, The Wedding Party 2 was a no-brainer. Though, it did come as a surprise as the ridiculously lucrative prequel, Kemi Adetiba directed ended with real closure.
The filming for The Wedding Party 2 is ongoing, though as with any major franchise in the film industry, there are several questions about who will be involved, both in front and behind the camera. Here is what to expect from the sequel of the record-breaking movie:
When will The Wedding Party 2 be released?
The Wedding Party 2 is produced by ELFIKE Film Collective. The ELFIKE Film Collective is a partnership of movie makers in Nigeria: EbonyLife Films, Filmone Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios. Filming commenced on May 1, 2017 and will wrap up midyear. The official date for release has not been announced but perhaps any time in December.
What will The Wedding Party 2 be Rated?
We have not seen any real footage, just pictures from the cast, so we have to guess at this moment. However, as part one was rated PG-13, we would be stunned if the part two was anything but that.
Who is directing The Wedding Party 2?
This is the first major twist when it comes to the movie, ELFIKE Film Collective is moving on from Kemi Adetiba, to a new director — Niyi Akinmolayan. Born in Lagos, Akinmolayan had his first feature film Kajola in 2009, made more critically acclaimed features and documentaries, including Out of Luck, The Arbitration, Room 315, and Falling. In addition, he has previously worked with a few members of the cast like Adesua Etomi and Beverly Naya.
Which members of the cast will be returning?
Much has happened already in the upcoming sequel, and it is certain that there will be more drama. The star cast from the prequel includes Sola Sobowale, Adesua Etomi, Bankole Wellington (Banky W), Daniella Down, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ireti Doyle, Ali Baba, Ikechukwu, Enyinna Nwigwe, AY Live, Zainab Balogun and Saka. New members of the cast include Patience Ozokwor, Omoni Oboli, Dakore Egbuson, Seyi Law and Chigurl.
This time, the film will be shot in Lagos and Dubai, according to The Wedding Party’s official Instagram account @weddingpartymovie, the film was shot in Lagos and Dubai. The crew has also made a big deal of filming scenes in Dubai, since the big wedding to be recorded there. We also suspect that some scenes were also filmed in London, given the bride’s background.
In the sequel, Nonso (Enyinna Nwigwe), continues his romance with Deirdre (Daniella Down), the bridesmaid from London. Somehow, Nonso manages to propose by accident, while on a dinner date, and sets off a chain of events too powerful to stop. Deirdre’s upper crust British family are against the match, as are some members of the Nigerian family, but Deirdre can’t be deterred. After a near-disastrous introduction ceremony in Lagos and the Nigerian opposition to a London wedding, both families reluctantly agree to a venue in Dubai, setting us off on another colourful, chaotic and memorable journey to everlasting love.
Oyindamola Olaniyan is the Digital Communications Officer at Revilo Publishing. She holds a B.sc in Botany from Lagos State University. Broadly experienced in this area, her core expertise includes social media management, content development and brand identity.
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