Comedian AY, the Guinness World Record holder and producer of the highly anticipated movie A Trip To Jamaica, has this week added a new twist to its movie release plan with a novelty football match to celebrate the Ex Super Eagles of Nigeria and Team Jamaica.
The novelty match which will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium will feature prominent Jamaican ex-National team players such as Deon Burton, John Lawrence, James Hubert, and Kevin Lisbie playing against ex-Nigerian football players such as the legendary Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha, Peter Rufai, Joseph Yobo, Mutiu Adepoju, Victor Ikpeba, and Ghanaian’s Stephen Appiah to name a few.
Speaking on the development, a very excited Ayo Makun (AY) disclosed that the novelty match will be free for all to attend, and also televised live on Hip TV from 3pm. He also went on to say it’s a fitting way to announce the movie project to the world based on the passion held by diverse cultures for football.
He said, “A Trip to Jamaica was created to celebrate the best of our cultures and using a football match which will showcase these great players who have all worn their individual countries national colours to represent them at international competitions is a fitting way to herald the release of the movie.”
The football game will be witnessing live comedy and musical performances as part of celebrating the cultures of these unique countries. The official soundtrack of the movie which is already taking over the airwaves, is a remix of Supreme Mavin Dynasty’s first lady and the new comer in the Roc Nation camp, Tiwa Savage’s Keys To The City which is from her recently released album RED.
The remix features Jamaican dancehall singer Busy Signal. A Trip To Jamaica is billed for release across cinemas in Nigeria from September 30. Cast of the movie includes AY again as the no-holds-barred Akpos, alongside the award-winning Funke Akindele, Hollywood veteran Eric Roberts, Paul Campbell of The 3rd World Cop fame in Jamaica, Nollywood A- List actress Nse Ikpe-Etim, Ghanaian Lover Boy Chris Attoh, Dan Davies from Hollywood and Rebecca Silvera who was the former Miss Jamaica and the Winner of She’s Got Game American reality television dating game show.
Also including cameo appearances from music stars: Cynthia Morgan, Patoranking and Olamide. The movie which is co-written by AY and Dianne Diaz was directed by Robert Peters, the US-based multiple award winning film maker who also directed 30 Days in Atlanta.
The movie will be distributed by FilmOne Distribution, Nigeria’s fastest growing film distribution company (behind box office successes like Fifty, Wives on Strike and Ghana Must Go).