The much talked about Nollywood blockbuster, Lemonade will premiere on December 11, 2019 at the congress hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja. Featuring top talented actors and other public figures such as Kunle Remi, Senator Dino Melaye, Joy Idoko, Ayoola Ayobami, Linda Osifo, Mofe Duncan, Real Warri Pikin, Chioma Idigo, Sean King, among others, this long anticipated movie is a stimulating account of affection, ambition and determination to succeed irrespective of the circumstances, with strong emphasis on courage, tenacity and diligence.
Lemonade is a film that will lift the spirit and reshape the mindset of many adults especially ladies who hitherto have given up on their dreams due to awful experiences from abusive relationships. A production of 100%joy Media Productions and directed by prolific film maker, Lummie Edebvie of Filmcorp, it is the story of a single mum and aspiring writer who finds courage to leave a toxic relationship, and to pursue her dreams on her own. Decided not to get tangled in another heartbreak, she fends off all advances and eventually finds true love in a most unexpected way.
Speaking on the challenges of bringing the script to life, Joy said making films has been a lifelong dream for her and the whole process of producing this movie was a journey of faith and determination. “The script had to go through two different writers. I didn’t get want I was looking for so I had to sit down to rewrite the script and I also sat with the director to edit it. It took almost 2 years to have the right script. Putting the cast and crew together was also a tough one, trying to find who will be perfect for each role. The most challenging one was choosing a director to interpret the script and I must say the director did an amazing job. Then, our locations didn’t turn out as easy as I thought and we have to go searching the last minute. Finally, for the fact that I had to juggle different rolls on set, from playing the lead, the producer, executive producer, writer and chef sometimes, makes the whole journey an interesting one”.
Commenting on her decisions to produce the movie, she said part of the intentions of the movie is to create some form of awareness that will give people the courage to come out of their comfort zones and messy situations and live their dreams. “A lot of people are stuck in toxic relationships that have held them down from living their dreams because of the absence of self-love or the fear of the unknown. Our dreams can come through but we must take steps towards them, the process will not be easy but in the end it’s always worth it”.
The new movie, Lemonade is touted to be one of the best movies to be released in 2019 judging by the reviews of the trailer, caliber of cast, crew and the script. The tickets for the premiere are already selling at designated centers in Abuja which include Silverbird Galleria, Jabi Lake Mall, Sandos Bakeshop at N0. 2 Obuasi street, Wuse 2 and Paige Clothing 1st floor ABM plaza , Utako Abuja . People interested in group or VIP tickets can call 08184037601