‘The Groom’: Ooni, Agidi, Obesere, Others Light-Up Ibadan As Akin Lewis Premieres Latest Movie
….Receives Money, Cars, Property
The ancient city of Ibadan came alive on Sunday May 8, 2022 as veteran actor, Otunba (Dr) Akintola Akin Lewis premiered his new movie, The Groom.
It was also an opportunity to celebrate the icon for his 49 years on stage anniversary.
The top event which held at the prestigious Mauve 21 Event Centre had many dignitaries and eminent personalities in attendance including royal fathers, actors, politicians, business men and women, and government officials.
Some of the faces who graced the occasion and were captured by THECONSCIENCEng include His Imperial Majesty, Oba Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, who was represented by one of Obas in Ile Ife, the Elerinmo of Erinmo kingdom, His Royal Highness Oba Michael Odunayo Ajayi, Chairman TU-E Capital Investment, Prof Amb. Oluwatoyin Ayinde Agidi, Chairman, Best Western Hotels and 2019 gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Adebayo Adelabu (Penkelemesi).
Other dignitaries include Professor Bode Sowande, Chief Adeniran Adetoye, Mr. Henry Olusegun, Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere, TAMPAN Governor, Oyo State Chapter, Mrs. Rose Odika, who led other leading characters in entertainment industry across the federation.
Speaking at the event, Ooni of Ife who spoke through Oba Ajayi expressed the top monarch’s delight on the movie thespian and his contributions to humanity through the theatre.
The Chief Launcher, Chief Agidi who heaped several accolades on Otunba Dr. Lewis also offered a scholarship in favour of the icon’s daughter, Obaloluwa Akin Lewis to study in Canada.
The philanthropist further donated a Toyota Corolla car to wife of the legendary actor, while he gifted Otunba Lewis a 350 Lexus Jeep, 2m cash and two bedrooms flat.
Oko-Iyawo” is a story weaved around Chief Ifaseyi, a happily married man blessed with two children. Ifaseyi does not hit breakthrough until his girlfriend marries him and wins a multi-million naira contract.
His wife resists the second wife but finally gives and enjoys a new life of opulence. However, Ifaseyi decides to divorce the new wife and something happens.
The movie legend started his professional career in theatre in 1973 when he joined Odu Themes, a theatre group led by Prof. Bode Sowande of the then Department of Threatre Arts, University of Ibadan. He later joined NTV Ibadan in 1977 where he further trained as an actor, producer and director.
Dr Akin Lewis has acted in several stage plays at home and abroad, some of which include; Biko’s Inquest, Wedlock of the gods, The night before, Kunrunmi and Macbeth. He gained his worldwide fame for his roles in the MNET’s series such as Tinsel, Hotel Majestic and The Brethren.
Top fuji and juju Meastros, Abbas Akande Obesere and King Dele Bravo thrilled guests present at the event.