Thursday, 24 February 2011

Mirror Boy Premiere : Are you ready for the Journey?

Today I attended the Mirror Boy Premiere (The UK's biggest African movie premier ever) at the Empire in Leicester Square. The event was packed out, so thank god I was able to squeeze past the never ending queue.

In terms of my Outfit I went for a black and gold vintage lace dress and my comfy Japanese leather boot /shoes which I am so totally loving and can’t live without!!

Below Pic: Me, Joy (LGN Fashion Assistant) and Award Winning Model Nana Afua Antwi wearing a dress by Beatrice Newman.

Below pic: Me with designer Zi of Zed Eye (

Starring in the movie is Nollywood A-list actress Genevieve NNaji and actor Osita Iheme.

Below pic: Actress Genevieve NNaji wearing Jacket by Zed Eye

Celebrities and fans came out to support the movie which is about an enthralling journey through Gambia, seen through the eyes of London-born 12 year old Tijan (Edward Kagutuzi). Getting involved in a street fight, in which a boy is hurt, his mother (Genevieve Nnaji) decides to take him to the Gambia to live with her sister. On their arrival in Banjul, Tijan encounters an apparition of a boy smiling at him in a mirror and vanishing. Seeing the same boy in a crowded street market the next day sets in motion a chain of events that culminates in him getting lost. While Tijan's panic-stricken mother struggles to find her son in an intriguing game of survival brinkmanship, Tijan is left alone in the company of the enigmatic Mirror Boy, who is only visible to him. A bruising spiritual rite of passage, Mirror Boy takes Tijan on a magical and mystical journey. Written by Obi Emeloyne.

I briefly headed back to Genevieve Nnaji’s hotel with the crew for some quick strawberries and Nice biscuits. I then finally headed home to bed as have an early start tomorrow!

Nite nite xx

Check out the film trailer below:

The Mirror Boy Trailer from Andrew Webber on Vimeo. (Sky Channel 199)