On Friday, December 14, 2018, EbonyLife Films’ new comedy, ‘Chief Daddy’, made its debut in cinemas across the country.
Within three days, it sold over N40 million worth of movie tickets making it the second-highest opening weekend for a Nollywood film this year and the third-highest opening weekend ever for a Nollywood film.
Announcing the good news on Instagram, the CEO of EbonyLife, Mo Abudu said:
“EbonyLife Films is once again leading the Nigerian box office as its latest movie, Chief Daddy, amassed a whopping N115.7million in ticket sales in the first ten days of release. The Niyi Akinmolayan film opened in cinemas on Friday, December 14thand has since maintained the number one position for local movies in the box office chart in Nigeria and West Africa.
“I thank our fab crew, our awesome cast for all the meets and greets - getting out there and meeting with their fans - our sponsors and partners for their ongoing support. I THANK YOU ALL - that have gone out to watch Chief Daddy. I was overjoyed this weekend when I was out and about on my cinema trail and saw so many people coming out of Chief Daddy screenings, happy and jolly grinning from cheek to cheek. We promised you and the entire family the GIFT OF LAUGHTER - so so happy we made this possible. Chief Daddy still showing in cinemas nationwide!”
In Mo Abudu’s words, “It tells the story of billionaire industrialist Chief Beecroft, a flamboyant benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff and assorted mistresses.”
She continues, “Chief lives large, like there’s no tomorrow, until the day he dies suddenly and the ‘bullion van’ stops! What’s in his will and who gets all that money? What happens next will surprise you, as Chief Daddy has the last laugh from beyond the grave.”