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PHOTOS From the Premiere of ‘WHEN LOVE HAPPENS’ in London | OC Ukeje, Weruche Opia, Kene Mkparu, Seyi Babatope & Others

When Love Happens' London Premiere
When Love Happens’ London Premiere

The much talked about Nollywood movie-When Love Happens was premiered last night in London at Greenwich Odeon Cinema—and has also been released in selected UK cinemas so you can still watch it if you missed the premiere…

The well attended premiere had some of the stars of the movie- OC Ukeje and Weruche Opia leading those behind the film-Kene Mkparu, Seyi Babatope and others on a red carpet—shortly after which the first light was thrown on the big cinema screen.

In Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri’s review of the movie; he admits that “‘When Love Happens’ is an exciting attempt to repackage the African love story for a diverse audience on the big screens. It’s the Nollywood we’ve long waited to see—evoking genuine laughter on the solid premise of a relevant storyline.”

YOU CAN READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.

The movie which is directed by award-winning film-maker-Seyi Babatope features talented Nollywood actor-Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya, Weruche Opia, Oreka Godis, Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright and others.

This romance flick comes from those (Future Gate Pictures, Phebean Films and FilmOne Distribution) who brought us successful box office smash hits-Half of a Yellow Sun and October 1.

Kene Okwuosa and Kene Mkparu (of Filmhouse Cinemas and FilmOne Distribution) are the Executive Producers.

When Love Happens’ is currently showing in these selected UK cinemas;

Odeon GREENWICH
Sept 4 to 10 – 19.00pm and 21.30pm

Odeon STREATHAM
Sept 4 to 10 – ‎18.50pm and 21.20pm

Odeon MANCHESTER Printworks
Sept 4, 5, 6 & 8 – 19pm

Odeon BIRMINGHAM Broadway Plaza
Sept 5 and 6 – 19.15pm

Check below for photos from the premiere…

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‘When Love Happens’ Review: When the Search for Love Becomes A ‘Cosmic Joke’ | A Contemporary Nollywood RomCom that Elicits Genuine Laughter

SassyChic and Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri at'When Love Happens Premiere'
SassyChic and Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri at ‘When Love Happens’ Premiere in London

Last night at the Greenwich Odeon Cinema in London, ‘When Love Happens’ received a grand premiere—and it has also been released in selected UK cinemas for further showings…

The film which joins the path of the new emerging crop of well produced and packaged Nollywood movies, capable of taking slots in the big UK cinemas repeatedly sent the audience into the enchanting chamber of laugher; unforced and unpredicted.

My co-critic and fiancée-SassyChic who is not a fan of loud cinema outburst of laughter couldn’t hold hers—even though that was the second time we were seeing the movie. Such is the unadulterated comedy—in action and in words that the movie serves.

It’s a perfect RomCom with a well balanced audience reaction; the ‘Awwws’ that exude the fact that romance was at play were frequently doled out with genuine giggles and laughter—the exact reaction RomCom’s ought to invoke, even with mixed audience.

Directed by Seyi Babatope, the movie sets off with Moduroti Bankole –Smith (played by Weruche Opia), a 28 year old woman whose conventional hunt for love was pushed to new forms by the impending wedding of a friend.

Outside the pressures and constant reminders that she has not found love in a long time caused by the fact that she was an event planner hired to be in charge of her snobby friend’s wedding, Mo lived in a home where fairytale love somewhat surprisingly existed.

Mo’s parents who were madly in love as if they had just met couldn’t stop nudging her to find someone and despite the many men on the streets of Lagos, Mo bought into the advice of trying online dating—after all, the conventional modes couldn’t fetch her a thing.

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#WLHUK: It’s Happening This Friday | ‘WHEN LOVE HAPPENS’ Premieres in London + Starts Showing in Selected UK Cinemas

When Love Happens
When Love Happens

We have two more days to go; the much anticipated Nollywood movie-WHEN LOVE HAPPENS will premiere at the Odeon Cinema in Greenwich, London on Friday, September 4—and will start showing at the following Odeon Cinemas; Streatham, Greenwich,  Manchester and Birmingham.

This means that, if you are unable to attend Friday’s night grand premiere—you can still watch the movie at the selected cinemas from September 4, 2015.

It’s not all the time that African movies make it into UK cinemas beyond the normal premieres and for a movie to be selected for such a release, we don’t need to mention to you the standard it falls within.

The weekend just got better—with ‘WHEN LOVE HAPPENS’ so don’t miss out!

For the premiere, tickets are ready for purchase on the Odeon Cinema’s website and the earlier you make a purchase, the better. You Can CLICK HERE TO BUY A TICKET NOW

The movie which is directed by award-winning film-maker-Seyi Babatope features talented Nollywood actor-Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya, Weruche Opia, Oreka Godis, Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright and others.

In ‘When Love Happens’ Moduroti Bankole –Smith is a twenty eight year old events planner who has always been unlucky with love. She is reminded at every turn how wonderful love is with proof to substantiate the case.

Her parents who are madly in love cannot also stop nudging her to find someone.

Events take a bizarre turn when she is hired to plan the upcoming wedding of a long time friend. This ignites a change and chain reaction in Moduroti who sets off, determined to open her self to new ways of exploring the dating world and finding romance.

An old flame returns to town to further complicate her plans. Unknown to her, her close friend Tobe secretly harbours affection for her and that starts to reverberate as an under current that will reach a tipping point—a point that will either end badly or for the better.

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#WLHUK: Behind the Scene of the Making of ‘WHEN LOVE HAPPENS’ | Premieres in London on September 4

When Love Happens
When Love Happens

The much talked about African movie-When Love Happens is set for a grand premiere at the Odeon Cinema in Greenwich, London on Friday, September 4—and will then be released in selected UK cinemas.

It’s not just the relevance of the storyline that makes the movie a must watch, the high production quality which points out the hard work that went into the making of the film places it as one of those carefully put together African movies.

Ahead of the Friday’s London premiere, GhanaCelebrities.Com has secured some behind the scene photos from the making of the movie—for your viewing pleasure.

Directed by award-winning film-maker-Seyi Babatope, the movie features talented Nollywood actor-Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya, Weruche Opia, Oreka Godis, Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright and others.

In ‘When Love Happens’ Moduroti Bankole –Smith is a twenty eight year old events planner who has always been unlucky with love. She is reminded at every turn how wonderful love is with proof to substantiate the case.

Her parents who are madly in love cannot also stop nudging her to find someone.

Events take a bizarre turn when she is hired to plan the upcoming wedding of a long time friend. This ignites a change and chain reaction in Moduroti who sets off, determined to open her self to new ways of exploring the dating world and finding romance.

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#WLHUK: ‘WHEN LOVE HAPPENS’ Which Premieres on September 4 in London Featured in A Channel 4 News Report

When Love Happens
When Love Happens

Nollywood is the second biggest movie industry in the world—coming just after India’s Bollywood and ahead of Hollywood.

Over the years, we’ve witnessed steady improvements in the quality of productions in relation to Nollywood movies. And these days, Nollywood movies are not those poorly shot home videos you can watch on VCDs, they’ve made  their way to the big cinemas and to the various important online streaming platforms such as Netflix.

Ahead of the 4th Septemeber, 2015 premiere of the much anticipated Nollywood movie-WHEN LOVE HAPPENS in London, the movie has been featured in a Channel 4 news report which looked at the progress and direction of Nollywood.

‘When Love Happens’ will receive a grand premiere at the Odeon Cinema in Greenwich, London on Friday, September 4—and will then be released in selected UK cinemas.

For the premiere, tickets are ready for purchase on the Odeon Cinema’s website and the earlier you make a purchase, the better. You Can CLICK HERE TO BUY A TICKET NOW.

The movie which is directed by award-winning film-maker-Seyi Babatope features talented Nollywood actor-Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya, Weruche Opia, Oreka Godis, Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright and others.

In ‘When Love Happens’ Moduroti Bankole –Smith is a twenty eight year old events planner who has always been unlucky with love. She is reminded at every turn how wonderful love is with proof to substantiate the case.

Her parents who are madly in love cannot also stop nudging her to find someone.

Events take a bizarre turn when she is hired to plan the upcoming wedding of a long time friend. This ignites a change and chain reaction in Moduroti who sets off, determined to open her self to new ways of exploring the dating world and finding romance.

An old flame returns to town to further complicate her plans. Unknown to her, her close friend Tobe secretly harbours affection for her and that starts to reverberate as an under current that will reach a tipping point—a point that will either end badly or for the better.

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#WLHUK: Book Your Tickets for ‘When Love Happens’ Premiere On September 4 in London…

When Love Happens
When Love Happens

The much talked about movie-‘When Love Happens’ will receive a grand premiere at the Odeon Cinema in Greenwich, London on Friday, September 4—and will then be released in selected UK cinemas.

For the premiere, tickets are ready for purchase on the Odeon Cinema’s website and the earlier you make a purchase, the better. You Can CLICK HERE TO BUY A TICKET NOW.

The movie which is directed by award-winning film-maker-Seyi Babatope features talented Nollywood actor-Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya, Weruche Opia, Oreka Godis, Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright and others.

In ‘When Love Happens’ Moduroti Bankole –Smith is a twenty eight year old events planner who has always been unlucky with love. She is reminded at every turn how wonderful love is with proof to substantiate the case.

Her parents who are madly in love cannot also stop nudging her to find someone.

Events take a bizarre turn when she is hired to plan the upcoming wedding of a long time friend. This ignites a change and chain reaction in Moduroti who sets off, determined to open her self to new ways of exploring the dating world and finding romance.

An old flame returns to town to further complicate her plans. Unknown to her, her close friend Tobe secretly harbours affection for her and that starts to reverberate as an under current that will reach a tipping point—a point that will either end badly or for the better.

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#WLHUK: ‘When Love Happens’ Hits Selected UK Cinemas From September 4 | Starring Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya & Others

When Love Happens
When Love Happens

Directed by award-winning film-maker-Seyi Babatope, ‘When Love Happens’ which features talented Nollywood actor-Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya, Weruche Opia, Oreka Godis, Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright and others will start showing in selected UK cinemas from September 4

This romance flick comes from those (Future Gate Pictures, Phebean Films and FilmOne Distribution) who brought us successful box office smash hits-Half of a Yellow Sun and October 1—and as such, you should expect this to be another great movie.

In ‘When Love Happens’ Moduroti Bankole –Smith is a twenty eight year old events planner who has always been unlucky with love. She is reminded at every turn how wonderful love is with proof to substantiate the case.

Her parents who are madly in love cannot also stop nudging her to find someone.

Events take a bizarre turn when she is hired to plan the upcoming wedding of a long timw friend. This ignites a change and chain reaction in Moduroti who sets off, determined to open her self to new ways of exploring the dating world and finding romance.

An old flame returns to town to further complicate her plans. Unknown to her, her close friend Tobe secretly harbours affection for her and that starts to reverberate as an under current that will reach a tipping point—a point that will either end badly or for the better.

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FOR THOSE IN GHANA: ‘When Love Happens’ Starring Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya & Others Starts Showing Tonight at the SilverBird Cinemas in Accra

When Love Happens
When Love Happens

Award-winning director-Seyi Babatope’s film-‘When Love Happens’ which features talented Nollywood actor-Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya, Weruche Opia, Oreka Godis, Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright and others will start showing tonight-Friday, 28th November, 2014 at the SilverBird Cinema, Weija and Accra Mall-6:20pm and 8:30pm—you shouldn’t miss it if you are in Accra.

The romance flick comes from those (Future Gate Pictures, Phebean Films and FilmOne Distribution) who brought us successful box office smash hits-Half of a Yellow Sun and October 1—and as such, you should expect this to be another good movie.

In ‘When Love Happens’ Moduroti Bankole –Smith is a twenty eight year old events planner who has always been unlucky with love. She is reminded at every turn how wonderful love is with proof to substantiate the case.

Her parents who are madly in love cannot also stop nudging her to find someone.

Events take a bizarre turn when she is hired to plan the upcoming wedding of a long timw friend. This ignites a change and chain reaction in Moduroti who sets off, determined to open her self to new ways of exploring the dating world and finding romance.

An old flame returns to town to further complicate her plans. Unknown to her, her close friend Tobe secretly harbours affection for her and that starts to reverberate as an under current that will reach a tipping point—a point that will either end badly or for the better.

Moduroti will have to find the natural balance of love as she hopes it to be or as most people experience it.”

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Trailer + ‘WHEN LOVE HAPPENS’ Starring Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya, Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright & Others Set for Cinema Release in Accra on 28th November, 2014

When Love Happens
When Love Happens

Future Gate Pictures, Phebean Films and FilmOne Distribution, the Nigerian-based companies credited with successful box office smash hits-Half of a Yellow Sun and October 1, are set to take over the SilverBird Cinemas in Accra from 28th November, 2014 with the release of their latest romantic comedy-When Love Happens.

The romance flick which is directed by MTV and Channel O Music video award-winning director-Seyi Babatope (Ikechukwu’s ‘Wind am well’ ft Dbanj and Don Jazzy, Tinsel and Ojos in the house) features talented Nollywood actor-Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya, Weruche Opia, Oreka Godis, Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright, Bassey Keppy Ekpeyong, Helen Paul and Shaffy Bello.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdm1h9HojFU

In ‘When Love Happens’ Moduroti Bankole –Smith is a twenty eight year old events planner who has always been unlucky with love. She is reminded at every turn how wonderful love is with proof to substantiate the case.

Her parents who are madly in love cannot also stop nudging her to find someone.

Events take a bizarre turn when she is hired to plan the upcoming wedding of a long timw friend. This ignites a change and chain reaction in Moduroti who sets off, determined to open her self to new ways of exploring the dating world and finding romance.

An old flame returns to town to further complicate her plans. Unknown to her, her close friend Tobe secretly harbours affection for her and that starts to reverberate as an under current that will reach a tipping point—a point that will either end badly or for the better.

Read more