FFL's (Friends for life) Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade; Toyin Moore and Producer, Helen "Gold" Osabutey
The night of 2nd May brought out the crème de la crème of UK Nollywood. This time it was for the premiere of the Comedy Drama, 18 Carat Mama.
Producer and Lead Actress, Helen "Gold" Osabutey
Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade
Toyin "TY" Moore
As the crowd swelled, there were memories of the Shameful Deceit premiere. There was a visible battle for fashion domination. Interviews galore on the red carpet while the photographers snapped away.
Ayo Oyebade and Executive Producer, Godwin Osabutey
Director of Photography, Nelson Spyk

Some of the cast and crew were already in attendance: Executive Producer, Godwin Osabutey; Director Titi "Lady TJ" Jacobs-Aseroma; Nollywood legend, Fred Aseroma; Director of Photography, Nelson Spyk; Mac Edobor; Ade Bello; Hilda Williams; Olakitan Adebayo; Florence Okonkwo; Victoria "Vee Nick" Nicholas; Jedidah "The Minstrelle" David; Alfred Fayah and yours truly.
As the Hummerzine pulled up, the crowd rushed to see who else had arrived: Helen "Gold" Osabutey; Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade; Toyin Moore; Mabel Ayeko Osabutey; Danny Erskine; Tolu Yesufu; Marie Gomez; Tiya Odebode; Tyna Gibah Sonuga; Isaac Osabutey  and Sarah Bello.
Tolu Yesufu
Helen and Theodora were delightfully made up by Hair and Make-up genius, Libeks BC; Theodora’s jewellery was by Accessories Lounge. Toyin Moore was made up by Vera and wore a sleeveless gold dress.
Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade and Helen "Gold" Osabutey
Desiri Couture designed Helen and Theodora’s dresses: Theodora wore a black floor length jersey gown layered with soft net fabric designed to enhance the silhouette. The dress features gathered sleeves, a standing handmade needle lace collar with floral motifs, exposed gold thread crocheted fasteners and buttons adding a unique touch whilst highlighting the striking black and gold floral belt. Helen wore a black jersey gown featuring soft Helenka mesh layered bodice designed to flatter the silhouette, striking gold metal leaf embellishments; the V-neck adorned with black and gold motifs eliminate the need for a necklace; the dress is fitted through hips, balance with fish tail hem gathered sleeves with the handmade crocheted buttons and fastening adding an elegant touch.
Nollywood legend, Lanre Balogun joined yours truly for an interview with African Dazzle before proceeding to see the much talked about movie.
The Stars of 18 Carat Mama with MC DJ Abass
Titi Jacobs-Aseroma with Fred Aseroma and Hilda Williams
The Red Carpet was brilliantly managed by DJ Abass.

Other notable celebrities that turned out to support Producer, Helen Gold were: Ruke Amata; Rita Nzelu Okoro; Victoria Inyama; Pauline Long; Mr and Mrs John Emore;  Screenwriter, Evelyn Obahor; "Ortega" Director, Malcom Benson; Producers Edith Nwekenta and Segilola Scott; "Housewives and Girlfriends" Producer, Rhoda Wilson; Actor, Nonso Nwaiwu; Director, Prince Okoye; Actress, Kande Fatoumata; Gambian Actor, Lamin Tamba; DBol Show Producer and Presenter, Bola Atoloye; Director/Producer, George Kelly Toghanro; Nollywood Movies TV Director, Alfred Soroh; Director/Producer, Francis Uwadi; Riyike Alayande; Princess Abiye Okusanya; Collins Archie-Pierce; Adaeze Udemba; Director, Sidi Diallo; Dr and Mrs Boma Douglas; Dr and Mrs Ayo Coker; ZAFAA Supremo, Sam Anwuzia; Seyi "Wotever Cakes" Oluwamayowa; Christiana Awotayo; Funmi Ogidan-Bello; Victoria Abraham; Viv De Queen;  Metamorphosis Director, Nick Pelas and Bishop Dawn.

Tiya Odebode; Theodora; Tyna Sonuga and Marie Gomez
It was a wonderful turnout and a brilliant movie, which focused on Cervical Cancer.
The After Party at South Bank Bar and Kitchen was well attended. Seyi "Wotever Cakes" Oluwamayowa provided a surprise celebration cake.
Helen "Gold" Osabutey; Titi "Lady TJ" Jacobs-Aseroma; Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade with surprise cake from Wotever Cakes

Enjoy more photos from the premiere courtesy of Libeks BC AND Riyike Alayande.
Rita Nzelu Okoro and Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade
Great Supporter of Nollywood, Pauline Long
Mabel Ayeko Osabutey
Infinity with Taiwo "Tiya Mag" Odebode
Theodora with Adaeze Udemba
Actress/Producer/Director, Rita Nzelu Okoro
Director, Ruke Amata with Tyna Gibah Sonuga
Viv De Queen; Danny Erskine; Ade Bello and Jedidah David
Ade bello with Jedidah "The Minstrelle" David
Theodora being interviewed by Nollywood Movies TV
Tiya; Theodora and Mabel
Theodora being interviewed by Chanise Thompson
Helen with her son, Isaac
Isaac Osabutey
Theodora with Hubby
Riyike Alayande
Ayo and Theodora
Brilliant Child Star, Sarah Bello
Theodora and Helen
Helen and Sarah


Theodora and Guest
Tolu Yesufu; Mabel Ayeko Osabutey and Olakitan Adebayo
Theodora; Helen and Toyin

Hilda Williams; Mac Edobor and Jedidah David
Victoria Inyama; Evelyn Obahor and Theodora
Mr. John Emore with Theodora and Princess Abiye Okusanya
Florence "Blaster" Okonkwo with Theodora

Theodora; Princess Abiye and Nollywood Producer
Guest with Theodora and Samantha Ncube-Mahlangu
Christiana Awotayo
DBol Show's Bola Atoloye with Tiya
Marie Gomez
Alfred Fayah
Sunny Ahanon with Henry Ibekwe