The Wedding Party (Nigeria: 2016)


Kemi Adetiba

Cast list

Adesuwa Etomi, Banky Wellington, Richard Mofe Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle, Ali Baba, Zainab Balogun, Somekele Iyamah Idhalama, Daniella Down, Beverly Naya, Ayo Makun, Kunle Idowu, EmmaOhMaGod, Enyinna Nwigwe


Writers: Kemi Adetiba, Tosin Otudeko

Producers: Don Omope, Zulu Oyibo, Ijeoma Agukoronye

Music: Dr. Bayo Adepetun, Michael "Truth" Ogunlade

Cinematography: Akpe Ododoru

Editer: Andrew Webber

Production company: Ebonylife Films, FilmOne, Inkblot Production, Koga Studios

Distributer: FilmOne Distributions

Language(s): English, Yoruba, Igbo

Running time: 110 minutes




The Wedding Party is the perfect Nollywood Romantic-Comedy that follows the wedding day of two lovebirds Dunni Coker, an Art Gallery owner and Dozie Onwuka, an IT Entrepreneur. The couple took a vow of chastity however this soon causes doubt in Dunni’s mind as she questions the fidelity of her soon to be husband. Multiple shenanigans ensue on the day from matchmaking attempts on the bridal train, a perfectionist wedding planner on a mission to produce the best weeding of her career, the behavior of some ‘village’ guests who gate-crash the wedding and a vengeful ex-girlfriend on a mission of destruction and the worst of all a monster-in-law. The film is a colorful spectacle filled with tense gut-wrenching moments to to scenes of pure comedy. Despite the beautiful venue, assortment of delicious food and top music hits, the piece de resistance is the withstanding love between Dunni and Dozie.


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– Andreann Asibey

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