Lagos Cougars, a Royal Arts Academy production featuring Uche Jombo Rodriguez, Monalisa Chinda, Daniella Okeke, Alexx Ekubo, Bobby Michaels, Diana Yekini, Benjamin Touitou, Shawn Faqua and Ifeanyi Kalu premiered on the 3rd of December at the Silverbird Cinemas, Victoria Island. Directed by Desmond Elliot, the film follows the story of three bored, professional, single women in their 40s who decide to take a walk on the wild side and let go of their inhibitions. They spice up their lives by dating young hot men. The red carpet was dominated mostly with branded Lagos Cougars tee-shirts and jeans. The star studded event was graced by Susan Peters, Segun Arinze, Zik Zulu Okafor, Lillian Esoro, Yolanda Okereke, Frank Edoho, Lancelot Imasuen Oduwa and Ikay Ogbonna among others. Prior to the screening of the film, foremost Nigerian comedian, Julius Agwu delighted the audience with jokes. In addition, members of the cast and crew were publicly recognised and applauded for their efforts. Starting from 6 December, 2013, fans will be able to watch Lagos Cougars in cinemas across Nigeria.
Story and photos: Isabella Akinseye