Release dateJune 29, 2012 (2012-06-29) (UK )
August 3, 2012 (2012-08-03) (Nigeria) WriterTunde Babalola (story), Tunde Babalola, Obi Emelonye (story), Obi Emelonye, Amaka Obi-Emelonye Initial releaseJune 29, 2012 (United Kingdom) ScreenplayObi Emelonye, Tunde Babalola, Amaka Obi-Emelonye CastHakeem Kae-Kazim (Adesola), Jim Iyke (David), Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (Suzie), Anthony Monjaro (Aircraft Captain) Similar moviesGone Too Far!, Royal Rumble, Doctor Bello, Good Copy Bad Copy, A Piece Of Flesh
Last flight to abuja world premiere official trailer
Last Flight to Abuja is a 2012 Nigerian thriller disaster film written by Tunde Babalola, directed and produced by Obi Emelonye. Starring Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Jim Iyke. The film which was shot in Lagos, received 5 nominations at the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards and won award for the category best film by an African based abroad.
In the filming process, Emelonye had to deal with his peers, banks, and bureaucrats at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
Last Flight to Abuja was welcomed with mostly mixed reviews from critics. The film was praised for its brilliant Cinematography and Music Score amongst others. Most Critics however cited that; the Computer Generated Imagery and Visual Effects left a lot to be desired. The movie grossed ₦8,350,000 in its opening weekend with an attendance of 9,638, and went ahead to gross ₦24,000,000 in its first week topping the chart in west African cinemas and beating Hollywood blockbusters such as: The Amazing Spider-Man, Think Like a Man, The Avengers and Madagascar 3. It was released in cinemas in many cities, including Lagos and London. The movie was rated '4' in the UK cinemas.