A new The film, The Progressive Tailors Club, recently premiered at Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX, Lekki, Lagos, in an atmosphere of conviviality and pure entertainment.
The event was sponsored by the Bigi soft drink brand, produced by Rite Foods, which has consistently demonstrated its support for the growth of the Nigerian film industry.
The highlight of the premiere was a fashion competition hosted by Bigi for 20 shortlisted fashion designers across the country who had participated in an online campaign to show off their creativity.
Three winners eventually emerged from the competition, and they include Debbie Kouture of Ekiti State, who took home the top prize of N150,000; while The Daiamen and Lamoimee, both of Lagos, emerged second and third with N100,000 and N50,000 respectively.
The producer of the film, Niyi Akinmolayan, congratulated the sponsor of the premiere and expressed confidence that the film would be appreciated by moviegoers. Speaking about the film, he said that the film is built around the nature of Nigerians, but from the perspective of the tailors as they come up with different characters that are sometimes funny and provocative.
In her remarks, Bigi brand manager Boluwatife Adedugbe said the company is committed to promoting Nigerian talent in entertainment, special skills and “entrepreneurship.”
She noted that the film industry contributes massively to the country’s gross domestic product and should be helped to create more income for young Nigerians attracted to it.
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