Entertainment Roundup: The Wedding Party 2 rakes in N73 million in opening weekend; Davido is up to something new with First Bank | More stories

These are the stories you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still buzzing today.

The Wedding Party 2 is breaking box office records 

Following the massive success of The Wedding Party in 2016, the sequel is already racking up millions of naira in less than one week of hitting the cinemas.

Producers announced that The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai made N20 million naira on its opening day at the cinemas, figures that are more than double of the earnings of the first instalment.

Now the movie has reportedly earned N73 million from advance screenings and its opening weekend. Executive Producer, Mo Abudu wrote on Instagram, “What can I say, but thank you Lord🙏🏾. Thank you Nigeria🙏🏾. The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai now goes down as the highest opening weekend ever at the Nigerian box office for both Nollywood and international films!! 💃🏽💃🏽Last year we did N36m on #TWP1 for our opening weekend, now we have doubled that.

What can I say, but thank you Lord🙏🏾. Thank you Nigeria🙏🏾. The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai now goes down as the highest opening weekend ever at the Nigerian box office for both Nollywood and international films!! 💃🏽💃🏽Last year we did N36m on #TWP1 for our opening weekend, now we have doubled that. This is evidence that "Yes We Can" and we have! Nigeria let's continue to break this record together, to be the highest grossing film of all time! So that we can tell the world that "We Can". Please continue to support #TWP2, by taking all your loved ones to see TWP 2 this Xmas! @niyi_akinmolayan @malcolmpeter @regantetlow @filmoneng @seyilaw1 @theonlychigul @bankywellington @emmaohmagod @mofedamijo @solasobowale @official_ikechukwu @iretidoyle @frankdonga_ @alibabagcfr @wofaifada @elenu1 @adesuaetomi @thebeverlynaya @patienceozokwor1 @zainabbalogun @somkele_i @daniellajoydown @michaeldepinna @crofford_ @a_yinna @inkblotpresents @kogaent @simplysaka @iamfvo @tedabudu @pris_zim @donomope @heidiwena @yolandaokereke @aycomedian @randbpr @iamsambasa @visitdubai.af @dubaitourism @topeoshinfilm @pris_zim @kalanne_fubara @palazzoversacedubai @atlantisthepalm @armanihoteldxb @ghaya_grand @wontratravels @kqholidaysnigeria @RoyalCaribbeanng @Tourbrokersonline @RoyalCaribbeanng @Thetravelshopng @etihadairways @wontratravels

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Davido enters new deal with First Bank 

Is he First Bank’s new ambassador? Is the bank the official sponsor of his upcoming 30 Billion concert?

The details aren’t out yet but Davido sure has a fresh deal with the bank and it was made official yesterday.

Davido shared a photo from his visit to the bank’s head office with the caption, “Me and my new family @firstbanknigeria !! ⭐️! So many new projects and ideas coming ! We also can’t wait for DEC 27TH!! 🔥🔥”

First Bank’s Instagram page also had more than a few pictures to share from OBO’s visit.

 

Here’s your first look at Rihanna in Ocean’s 8 

Although the official trailer drops today, we got a first look at the women who will be championing the all-female heist in the Ocean’s sequel.

Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling are the co-stars of Ocean’s 8 and this 15-second trailer you’re about to watch holds a lost of promise; and diamonds.

Ocean’s 8 is set for a June 2018 release.

 

Veteran broadcaster, Tunde Oloyede is dead

Tunde Oloyede, filmmaker, broadcaster and producer of one of Nigeria’s longest running television series, The Village Headmaster, has passed on at the age of 70.

Mr. Oloyede, who was also the former President of Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria, died in his sleep on Monday morning in his Festac home.

He is survived by his children and wife Bimbo Oloyede, broadcaster and guest newscaster on Channels Television.

 

Burna Boy goes to court and pleads “not guilty”

The universe works in funny ways! One day, you’re Burna Boy and your thousands of fans are screaming your name in a sold out concert; another day, you’re Damini Ogulu and you’re standing in the dock pleading “not guilty” to a two-count charge of conspiracy and accessory to armed robbery.

Burna Boy has been accused of conniving with a group of accomplices to rob another musician, Mr 2kay at the Eko Hotel & Suites shortly after the latter’s performance at Buckwyld & Breathless in October.

After pleading “Not Guilty”, Burna was granted a N100,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Aje Afunwa at the Ikeja Magistrate Court.

Next hearing is to hold on 29 December.

Burna up for jail or nah? 

 

 

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