AGAINST popular expectation, Ghollywood stars, Nadia Buari and Majid Michel opted for a late arrival at the star-studded premiere of two Royal Academy of Arts flicks which held last weekend at the Silverbird Cinemas. The Ghanian thespians who were supposed to be the main attraction at the red carpet failed to show up until the premiere had gotten underway.
While Uche Jombo’s new flick, Holding Hope stars Nadia Buari, her counterpart, Majid Michel plays a lead role in Emem Isong’s Bursting Out.
In the build-up to the event, the attendance of the duo had generated frenzy and was subject of speculation following the row over working permit threatening the existing relationship between Ghanaian and Nigerian movie industry.
It would be recalled that Ghanaian authorities had slammed a $1000 price work permit as a pre-condition for Nigerian actors willing to carry out any work in Ghana, while Nigeria had reciprocated through the Coalition of Nollywood Guild and Association of Nigeria (CONGA) with a $2000 fee.
It was not immediately established why both actors chose to arrive late . However, their lateness did not remove glam and glitz from the premiere which paraded A-list Nollywood stars and other celebrities. Some of them include Genevieve Nnaji, Uche Jombo, Stephanie Okere, Chidi Mokeme, Desmond Elliot, Monalisa Chinda, Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma Ejenobor, Ebube Nwagbo, Uche Iwuji, Ngozi Nwosu, Anita Hogan, Zizi Cardow.