Tinubu’s biopic, Last Man Standing to premiere in Abuja today


The Last Man Standing, a film detailing events that occurred in the life of President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu during his eight years tenure as the governor of Lagos state, will premiere in Abuja today, Friday, May 26 in Abuja.

This is coming as politicians, entertainment stakeholders, government officials, and associates of Tinubu prepare for his inauguration as the 16 democratically elected president of Nigeria.

Organisers of the premiere have unveiled the NAF Conference Centre and Suites on Ahmadu Bello Way, Jabi, Abuja, as venue.

According to the filmmakers and organisers of the premiere, the venue change was necessary based on security advice, and to enable attendees to get a fully immersive viewing experience of the movie that follows the political sojourn of the soon-to-be-president while he governed Lagos State.

It would be remembered that the premiere of ‘Last Man Standing’, which is considered by stakeholders as one of the most essential biopics made in Nigeria in the last decade, was billed to premiere at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

With the venue change, organisers are promising attendees of an entertaining and expository experience to herald the coming of the president-elect.

According to the film’s producer and Ultimate Communications boss, Seun Oloketuyi, the biopic follows the life of Nigeria’s president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu during his time as governor of Lagos.

Speaking about the premiere, Oloketuyi said “After much deliberations, we have decided to hold the official premiere on Friday, May 26, the last weekend before Asiwaju resumes his duty as the pilot of Nigeria’s next chapter of political history. What we have had before was a private screening where Asiwaju’s close associates like former governor Bisi Akande, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Governor Dapo Abiodun passed their comments on the film. Now, we are ready to unveil to the world what we have been able to do and we believe those who watch it with an open mind will find it both educating and entertaining, as any good film should be,”

‘Last Man Standing’ is directed by Tunde Olaoye and features Gbenga Adeyinka, Jide Kosoko, Madam Kofo, Shushu Abubakar, Segun Arinze, Sam Olatunji and many others.