Lagos - The eagerly-anticipated new James
Bond film, SPECTRE, will start showing in Nigerian cinemas today on the back of
an exclusive premiere hosted by the
British High Commissioner, Paul Arkwright.
The screening was preceded by a glitzy event, with guests
taking to a specially created ‘green carpet’, reflecting Nigeria’s national
It celebrated two joint hosts and Official Partners of
SPECTRE – Jaguar Land Rover and Heineken – whose corporate colours are both
SPECTRE is Bond's 24th cinematic adventure and has been
hailed the most expensive 007 film to date, costing £200 million.
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Arkright said James Bond was an icon of British style,
adventure and culture. "Nigeria is just one of 60 countries worldwide
taking part in our global Bond is GREAT campaign," he said.
Connie Price, British Council Country Director, said the
screening of SPECTRE was a great success and an excellent example of British
arts and culture.
"Seeing the buzz around the film was, for
me, a perfect way to kick-off our participation in Africa International Film
"Festival (AFRIFF), which starts next week," she said.
- CAJ News