Wednesday 22 May 2013

Last Flight to Abuja' donates proceeds to Dana crash victims

Aviation Nigeria

The directors of the movie 'Last Flight to Abuja' has said it plans to donate half of the movies proceeds to victims of the June 2012 Dana crash victims.

Movie Producer & Director Obi Emelonye speaking about the project said:

"I wanted to make a film about a subject matter that I have been very passionate about. I never wanted to make an issue based film. But when the crash of June 3, 2012 happened only five days to our London premiere, I became involved."

Emolonye said he was inspired by the event to create the movie and try to inspire a spirit of hope.

'Last Flight to Abuja' made over N8.5m in its first week on the Box Office charts, with casts including top Nollywood stars Omotola Jolade Ekehinde, Jim Iyke, Hakeem Kae Kazim, Uche Odoputa, Franca Brown, Jide Kososo and Uru Eke.

"After watching the film, I want people to leave with a sense of optimism that not all plane accidents end up in disaster."

The movie director also said he still commended air travel as the safest mode in Nigeria and everywhere in the world.

The movie also won an award for " Best Film By An African Abroad" at AMAA 2013 in Bayelsa.


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