The first African premiere of the award winning film Selma will be taking place in Lagos, Nigeria on the 8th of February 2015 at the Rock Cathedral, Lekki Lagos. Selma is a movie about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and was co-produced by Oprah Winfrey and others, as well as Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B Entertainment.

Two of the movie’s stars who are British citizens with Nigerian roots will be present at the premiere and is seen as a sort of homecoming gala for David Oyelowo whose both parents are Nigerians that relocated to the United Kingdom as well as Carmen Ejogo who has a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother.

The Lagos premiere is hosted by the United States High Commission in Nigeria and the Rock Foundation of the House on The Rock Church.

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According to reports, the Lagos premiere will host top Nollywood stars as well as top Nigerian musicians and A-list celebrities and personalities from the Nigerian social, media as well as fashion industry.

The red carpet will begin at 17:00 local time on Sunday 8th February 2015. Tickets to the movie premiere event is free but registration at is required.

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