It was an absolutely bubbly atmosphere at the exclusive premiere of 'SMASH', a romantic-comedy produced by Yaw, which held Friday, November 30th at Film House IMAX Cinema, Lekki, Lagos.
Some of the industry's biggest names gathered for the premiere, decked out in full Igbo regalia, including celebrities, dignitaries and the movie's star-studded cast, some of which include, Iyabo Ojo, Steve Onu (Yaw), Enyinna Nwaigwe, Lolo 1, Toyin Abraham, E Money, Kcee, Alibaba, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, Korede Bello, Gideon Okeke, Uzor Aruke, Kiki Omeli, Bolanle Ninalowo, among others.
News about the movie had emerged a few weeks back following the short trailer which was released by Yaw. The trailer made the rounds across social media - with many fans promising to go see the movie once it's available for viewing in cinemas.
It can be recalled that the trailer prompted a challenge from ace comedian Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY; where he took to social media to post a video of himself calling out the ensemble cast to step out with splendor in traditional outfits for the movie's exclusive premiere, just as he had done with the cast for his own movie 'Merry Men'.
Commenting on the concept of the movie and the message embedded therein, producer Yaw stated; “SMASH is a romantic-comedy with a heart; in the sense that it’s not merely to make you laugh but also to convey meaningful and relatable messages like the concept of love and marriage from the viewpoint of most middle-aged men, tribalism, politics and more. This movie marks my first self-produced movie and I couldn’t be happier to have recruited some of the most talented Nollywood names to help birth it. It took a lot of hard work and dedication and I’d be gratified to know that I’ve not only given thousands of people a reason to laugh heartily but also given them meaningful messages to take home.”
'SMASH' follows the hilarious adventures of five friends; Somachi, Madu, Anayo, Somto and Hector, as they evade marriage despite their ages and individual success.
Directed by John Njamah, the movie marks Yaw's first self-produced movie and is scheduled for a nationwide release in cinemas on December 7th, 2018. Some of the cinemas showing ‘SMASH’ include, Magnificent Cinemas, Film House Lekki, Surulere, Akure, Dugbe, Port Hacourt, Benin and Kano, Ozone Cinemas, Viva Cinemas, Timsed Cinemas, Cartege Cinema, Nostalgea Cinema, Kada Cinemas, among others.