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    [The Film Blog] Royal Hibiscus Hotel: EbonyLife Films is already at work on their next movie


    Shooting apparently started on the 8th of April. From what we gather, the film stars Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Lala Akindoju, Toni Tones, Jide Kosoko, Rachel Oniga and Akah Nnani (that we know of right now).

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    The official synopsis states:

    The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is a romantic comedy about a Nigerian couple who run a charming, but run-down, boutique hotel in a little town in Nigeria. In desperation, husband Segun decides to sell the hotel without his wife’s knowledge, as a way of settling all their debts. Their daughter is living in London, working a dead-end job while trying to open her own restaurant. When she decides to return to Nigeria for a vacation, Mom and Dad are elated for different reasons. Dad wants her to sign the papers to sell the hotel she is destined to inherit, while Mom can’t wait to marry her off to a charming property developer, Deji. When daughter Opeoluwa meets Deji by accident, she has no idea that he has made the deal to buy the hotel. Just as she is finally falling for Deji, despite much resistance, she learns the truth and is devastated. Determined to save the hotel from being replaced by a shopping mall, she sets up an amazing fundraiser; but it is not enough. With just hours to go, an anonymous donor steps in and saves the hotel from demolition. Surprisingly, her saviour is Deji, who proves that love always finds a way.

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    No word yet on a release date, but the film is directed by Ishaya Bako, who did fantastic work with Genevieve Nnaji’s Road To Yesterday.

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