History: Kunle Afolayan Premieres Movie ‘The CEO’ Aboard Air France Flight


Nigerian film producer, Kunle Afolayan, has set a new record as his movie ‘’The CEO” was screened in-flight from Nigeria to France, were the movie headlined the Nollywood Week Paris event.

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Kunle Afolayan took his conquest of Nollywood from the land to the sky with the premiere of the movie aboard Air France Flight AF0149 on Wednesday, June 1.

The first of its kind movie premiere reached its peak at the Nollywood Film Festival which opened with a cocktail and screening of The CEO the next day in Paris, France.

The film parades an impressive cast which cut across African stars such as Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, entertainer and activist from Benin Republic, Angélique Kidjo; Haitan actor and model Jimmy Jean-Louis; Nigerian actor, and founder of the New Nigeria Cinema movement, Wale Ojo; French-Ivorian actress and model, Aurelie Eliam; South African actor and presenter, Nicolaos Panagiotopoulos; Nigerian actress, Kemi Lala Akindoju; Moroccan star, Fatim Layachi; Kenyan actor Peter King, and Nigerian actress, Hilda Dokubo among others.

Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold, made a special appearance in the film.

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Nigerian director Kunle Afolayan (C), South African actor Nico Panagio (L), Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis (4th R), Nigerian actor Wale Ojo (3rd R) and Nigerian singer Adekunle Gold (R) speak with passengers aboard an Air France flight during the premiere of their film “The CEO”, in Lagos on June 1, 2016.
The premiere of Kunle Afolayan’s new film “The CEO” is screened in-flight from Nigeria to France, ahead of the Nollywood Week Paris where the film will be headlining the event. / AFP PHOTO / Florian PLAUCHEUR



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