While the Nigerian press continues to lash out at her ‘rival’, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde for a lack of grace at the Grammys, Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji seems like she can never go wrong with style, as she was recently spotted looking simple and elegant at the premiere of ‘Mirror Boy’ at London’s Leicester Square.
Genevieve was once again on point fashion-wise; after wearing a Greek toga dress at the Ghana Movie Awards, and then an emerald-green pantsuit at The Future awards, she came to the Mirror Boy premiere, in an ensemble consisting of a coat from Zed Eye (Ngozi Pere Okorotie), and Jewel by Lisa dress. The coat was from Zed-Eye’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection, while the dress was a colourful tasseled dress with alternating Ankara panels.
Genevieve Nnaji plays the mother of the lead character, Tijani in the ‘Mirror Boy’. The movie is an enthralling journey through the picturesque terrains of The Gambia, as seen through the eyes of a London-born 12 year old boy, Tijani. Tijani gets involved in a street fight in which a boy is hurt. Convinced that heneeds discipline, Teema, his mum decides to take him to the Gambia to live with her sister.
On their arrival in Banjul, Tijani encounters what he considers to be a simple apparition- a boy smiling at him in a mirror and vanishing afterwards. However, seeing the same boy in a crowded street market the next day sets in motion a chain of events that culminates in him getting lost. While the panic-stricken Teema struggles with the Police Force to find her son in an intriguing game of survival brinkmanship, Tijani is left alone in the company of the enigmatic MIRROR BOY who is only visible to him.
As a bruising spiritual rite of passage, the Mirror Boy takes Tijani on a magical journey through the dark belly of the forest. After a series of edge-of-the-seat adventures in the forest, TIJANI emerges the next day, a bewildered boy; for whom the lines between reality and fantasy; between the physical and the spiritual have been forever blurred.