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The Launch of Rok On Sky: The Only Place to Have Been in London Last Night

I exaggerate not when I tell you that the only place to be last night was at the Rok Gala. The energy in the room was electrifying as some of Nollywood greatest stars gathered together to celebrate the launch of a new channel on Sky.

Hosted at The Grand At Trafalgar Square
Hosted at The Grand At Trafalgar Square

Rok shut London down with the biggest Nollywood gala event to ever hit the city. Rok on Sky held a huge launch party at 8 Northumberland Ave, in celebration of the new channel that launched on Sky channel 344 on Thursday. The award-winning Nollywood film studio, headed up by actress and producer Mary Njoku, is now live and kicking on Sky Channel 344.

Actress Mbong Amata
Actress Mbong Amata
Actress Mercy Aigbe Gentry in Elegante Designs
Actress Mercy Aigbe Gentry in Elegante Designs

To celebrate the launch, Mary and her Nollywood friends have been descending on London over the past week. Nollywood glitterati, included Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, Yvonne Jegede, Ch Patience Ozokwor, Desmond Elliot, Alexx Ekubo, John Dumelo, Jackie Appiah, Rukky Sanda, Emem Isong, Mike Godson, Queen Nwokoye, Oge Okoye, Bolanle Ninalowo, Mbong Amata, Uche Odoputa, Ebube Nwagbo, Uduak Isong, Mary Lazarus, Padita Agu, Jennifer Eliogu, Bobby Obodo,Kelechi Ogbonna, Agu Emeka Ejikeme, Biodun Stephen and many more.

Mr Alex Ekubo
Mr Alex Ekubo
Producer, Actress and Humanitarian Oge Okoye
Producer, Actress and Humanitarian Oge Okoye

On the red carpet, the Nollywood stars mingled with their UK-based colleagues and influential Nigerians, as well as many Rok fans.

DJ Cuppy
DJ Cuppy
Actress Ebube Nwagbo
Actress Ebube Nwagbo

Also in attendance were DJ Cuppy, Smade, DJ Abass, Shope Olajide, Femi Oyeniran, Alex Amosu, Grace Ajilore, Victoria Inyama, Theodora Ibekwe Oyebade,

Living for Jackie Appiah's look last night.
Living for Jackie Appiah’s look last night.
A traditional ensemble from Desmond Elliott.
A traditional ensemble from Desmond Elliott.

The night did not stop there, the after party took place in Cirque du Lagos, where the stars and VIP guests partied the night away.

Musician Splash (Genevieve Ogbuewu)
Musician Splash (Genevieve Ogbuewu)
Chioma Akpotha in Nigerian designer Shakara Couture
Chioma Akpotha in Nigerian designer Shakara Couture

Rok is a brand new channel that will be programmed with thousands of hours of Rok Studios-produced TV shows and movies, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be available to all Sky subscribers on channel 344. The free-to-view channel will be fully programmed, produced and developed in-house, by Rok teams in Lagos and London. The channel launches with blockbuster titles such as Husbands of Lagos, Desperate Housegirls, Losing Control and Cougars, and going forward, Rok viewers will be the first to watch new and exclusive homegrown Rok content, before it goes anywhere else.

Ijeoma Grace Agu just looked stunning last night
Ijeoma Grace Agu just looked stunning last night
Next to Oge Okoye is Nollywood legend Patience Ozokwor. We were humbled to be in her presence.
Next to Oge Okoye is Nollywood legend Patience Ozokwor. We were humbled to be in her presence.

More to come over the next few days as Nollywood takes over London for the Rok on Sky launch.

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The all white traditional attire just works on Bolanle Ninalowo!

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Ama Badu

For reviews, premiers and red carpet events on the Afro-British scene, Ama is your go-to blogger. With an analytical mind and articulate pen, she hopes to write articles that will get Africa (and indeed the world) discussing “real” issues and tangible solutions.

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