In this crowd-pleasing romantic comedy, Ope, a talented and aspiring chef living abroad in London, decides to quit her job and return home to Lagos, where her parents run the Royal Hibiscus Hotel. There, Ope hopes to refine her distinctive cuisine (a delicious fusion of Nigerian and foreign flavors) while helping her family.
Ope’s plans are complicated when an ensemble of lively characters including a jealous sous-chef and the gossipy staff get in the way. What Ope doesn’t know is that her parents (played by the charming Jide Kosoko and Rachel Oniga) have plans they’re not quite ready to share with her, and to complicate matters further, she keeps running into the handsome and wealthy investor, Deji, who’s staying in the hotel.
A blend of romance and sweetness, director Ishaya Bako’s second feature is a lighthearted offering, a prime example of what the Nigerian film industry (aka Nollywood) does best.
|Running Time:||90 minutes|
|Premiere Status:||US Premiere|
|Producers:||Priscilla Nwanah, Temidayo Abudu|
|Principal Cast:||Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Jide Kosoko, Rachel Oniga, Deyemi Okanlawon|
|Cinematographers:||Trevor Brown, Malcolm McClean|
|Screenwriter:||Nicole Brown, Debo Oluwatuminu, Olayinka Ogun|