“The Wedding Party” turned out to be the biggest Nollywood movie in 2016 and really we were not expecting a sequel, but to the glory of humour, we are getting thrilled to another family drama and paparazzi.
The Wedding Party might have turned out funny and very entertaining, but then it still passes the message of the significance of relationships from various perspectives.
Love is a Decision
Dozie (Banky W) has the choice to go with Rosie (Beverly Naya) with all the sexuality and the willingness to empty the “tank”, but then he would rather spend the rest of his life with Duni (Adesua Etomi), even if the latter was bent on celibacy. Our decision about the people we love sometimes are not based on benefits, and sometimes we have to sacrifice a whole lot and deprive ourselves of present pleasure, because we have the conviction that the choice we are making would give us lasting satisfaction.
Tribe and Ethnicity Should Not Be a Barrier To Love
Dozie is Igbo, Duni is Yoruba. Dozie father doesn’t mind that his son fell in love with a Yoruba girl, but then Mrs. Onwuka (Iretiola Doyle) feels “a Yoruba house girl Ekiti State” is not befitting for her handsome, rich son. As much as she tried to put an end to the union, so much that the whole church had their attention on her, when the pastor asks who doesn’t want the couple to be married, Mrs Onwuka eventually had to accept that love supersedes everything.
Love Them Or Hate Them, Family Is Everything
The Onwuka family have a lot of cracks in their walls, with Mr Onwuka (Richard Mofe Damijo) having so many mistresses (including the one that has the effrontery to come to the wedding and form baddo) and Mrs. Onwuka caring less about how or what her husband feels. However, we see her stand up for her husband against the “Snapchat thief”, and we also see Mr. Onwuka make the decision to spend more time with his wife. Though Lavish, Mrs. Coker (Sola Sobowale) is quick to accept her husband’s broke status, with a reassurance of her love for him.
Protecting and Loving Our Friends
Duni is the Ajebutter, mummy’s girl, cry-baby character, but then she has the loyal friendship of Yemisi (Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama) a no-nonsense friend, who gives Rosie the long deserved slap and even gears up for blows. She and Deadre (Daniella Down) help Duni pick the right stuff for her wedding and honeymoon and help get her out of her wrong moods. Dozie’s childhood friend, Sola (Ikechukwu Onunaku) though messed things up, made up for it in the end, standing up to his responsibilities for the happiness of his friend and his bride.
The anticipation for “The Wedding Party 2”, which would be in cinemas on 15th December, 2017, is high and we are expecting to see more perspectives of relationships exhibited. Patience Ozokwor would sure make that happen.