Nigerian music stars, Lanre Ogunmefun, also known as Vector Tha Viper and Seyi Shay starred alongside other Nigerian actors to make Biola Alabi’s yet-to-be-released movie, “Lara and The Beat.”
Nigerian movie stars like Somkele Idhalama, Chioma Akpotha, Chinedu Ikedieze, Uche Jombo and many more also featured in the movie. The official trailer came up on Wednesday, May 2nd with the Press Conference also made on the same day with the official release scheduled for July 20th, 2018.
Coming off the success of 2017 movie, “Banana Island Ghost,” Biola Alabi’s studio has also masterminded yet another potential box office movie in 2018.
According to a release from Biola Alabi’s Studio, the media outfit “is shaping up for an even bigger movie premier and cinematic release with ‘Lara and the Beat’ this summer.”
The movie, directed by Tosin Coker and produced by Tolu Olusoga, also stars Lala Akindoju, Bimbo Manuel, Wale Ojo, Shaffy Bello, Saidi Balogun, DJ Xclusive, Toni Tones, Deyemi Okanlawon, Demola Adedoyin, Folu Storms, Sharon Ooja, Anne Icha, Akan Nnani, Dara Egerton Shyngle, Bollylomo and David Jones David.
‘Lara and the Beat’ is about the young and beautiful Giwa sisters caught in the centre of a financial scandal with their parent’s media empire. The sisters are forced out of their privileged bubble, and must learn to build their own future and salvage their family’s past. The movie also tells a love story between Lara and Sal (a.ka The Beat), who helps find her voice and jumpstart her musical journey. ‘Lara and the Beat’ is a movie about Loss, Love, Music…and a Dream.
According to Biola Alabi, Executive Producer and MD of Biola Alabi Media, “Lara and the Beat is a reinforcement of our promise and goal to continue to tell authentic African stories to local and global audiences. We have worked with the best talents in the industry and engaged key partnerships and collaborations that have helped to deliver this outstanding movie. I am happy we are unveiling this trailer today and I look forward to everyone enjoying ‘Lara and the Beat’ in the cinemas from July 20.”
Themes well explained in the movie, as seen in the trailer, include financial literacy, family values, sisterhood, friendship, music, fashion, culture and love. With ‘Lara and the Beat’ the movie, and all it has lined up leading up to the cinematic release on July 20, Biola Alabi Media has yet again raised the bar for the industry.
Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), a major partner of the movie, believes that this handshake with the film industry, is the best way to spread the vital message of civic duty and civic responsibilities.
LIRS Chairman, Ayodele Subair said; “We have partnered with the movie, ‘Lara and the Beat’, because we identify so much with the movie industry’s power to tell our authentic stories, and indeed, Lagos State has an inspiring story to tell. Lagos is at the centre of this film and with the way the state is showcased you can clearly see taxpayers’ money at work. Through this partnership we want people to see why it is important to comply with civic responsibilities, as well as recognize how discomforting it can be when one fails to perform their civic duties.”
Other partners who contributed to the grand project are; Fidelity, Close-Up, Knorr, M-Cash, Jumia, Kilimanjaro, Studio 24, Nuli, Distell, Dominos, Coldstone, and Keexs.
In anticipation for the biggest movie experience this year, see your favourite stars in action by watching the official trailer of the movie ‘Lara and the Beat’ here on YouTube. Watch video below;
ABOUT BIOLA ALABI MEDIA
Biola Alabi Media is a fast growing media company based in Lagos, Nigeria, and dedicated to telling authentic African stories to local and global audiences. Biola Alabi Media also Produced the 2017 hit movie, Banana Island Ghost (B.I.G), and Nigeria’s favourite TV food show, Bukas & Joints.