- Nollywood’s Femi Adebayo had the premiere for his movie, King of Thieves, on Sunday, April 3, and it was indeed a carnival-like event
- Colleagues and other guests in attendance dumped regular clothing for costumes that made them appear like warriors going to the battlefield
- Legit.ng compiled fun videos and photos from the movie premiere that got many people excited on social media
Nollywood movie premieres have left the old-fashioned way of going simple and the case wasn’t any different at the premiere of Femi Adebayo’s King of Thieves.
The event went down at the popular IMAX cinemas in Lagos on Sunday, April 4, and unsuspecting passersby may have assumed an epic battle of sorts was going on at the venue.
Invited guests and members of the cast all adhered to the theme of the night which saw them appearing in costumes similar to that of traditional warriors.
Iyabo Ojo, 7 others who looked like epic warriors, royal family members at Femi Adebayo's movie premiere
The man of the moment, Adebayo, showed up in a traditional battle commander piece designed by celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani.
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Adebayo arrived at the venue of the premiere on a horse amid fanfare from people at the venue.
Watch a video of his arrival below:
Actress Iyabo Ojo also showed up to the movie premiere dressed as the popular warrior, Queen Amina.
See a video showing her grand entrance below:
Other movie stars like Toyin Abraham, Mercy Aigbe, Joke Silva, Kunle Afolayan among others also showed up to celebrate with Adebayo.
More videos from the star-studded movie premiere are below:
Social media users react
"This is the real premier, thanks so much for bring back our culture, we love you."
"Femi displayed class abeg. The way all these English actors look down on Yoruba movie premier ehn...but this is classy, rich and different."
You killed it: Iyabo Ojo recreates Queen Amina of 16th century for Femi Adebayo's premiere, photos go viral
"This movie premiere really interprets the movie."
"Kudos to Femi, I’ll definitely go watch for all his efforts on this."
"This is hilarious. Good to celebrate and respect our culture."
Femi Adebayo celebrates mum as she clocks new age
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Femi Adebayo got his followers and celebrity friends gushing on social media.
The film star showered compliments on his mother as he announced that she clocked a year older.
Femi's dad, Adebayo Salami, also posted a video of his wife on social media to celebrate her special day.