The Royal Hotel Hibiscus Movie Review & Cast


The Royal Hotel Hibiscus movie is a 2017 Nigerian comedy film directed by Ishaya Bako. The movie was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The Royal Hotel Hibiscus movie tells a story about a couple, Segun and Rose Adeniyi. Furthermore, this couple runs a charming, but run-down, boutique hotel in a little town in Lagos, Nigeria.

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However, Segun decides to sell the hotel without his wife’s knowledge, but however, with intentions of settling their debts. While somewhere in London, is their daughter, Opeoluwa. Opeoluwa works a dead-end job while trying to open her own restaurant.


Finally, Opeoluwa decides to quit her job and return to Nigeria to manage the family hotel, The Royal Hotel Hibiscus. Though unknown to her that her father is selling the said hotel to pay his debts. On her way to the airport, she bumps into Deji (Kenneth Okolie). You definitely can guess what happens from there.

Furthermore, the movie is not short of stars. Where you still have Olu Jacob and Joke Silva still somewhere in the background. Back to the Opeoluwa story, where both of her parents are elated for separate reasons. First is her dad, who wants her to sign the papers to sell the hotel she is supposed to inherit. Then her mum, who just can not wait to marry her off.

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Notwithstanding, there is still Deji, a charming young businessman which Opeoluwa has already fallen for. However, Deji holds a secret that threatens her plans to restore the hotel’s fortunes. Can love survive deception and will Opeoluwa manage to fulfill her dreams? You can come back to tell me when you have seen the movie in the cinemas. Till then, I will be waiting.

The Royal Hotel Hibiscus Movie Cast

  • Zainab Balogun as Ope
  • Kenneth Okolie as Deji
  • Deyemi Okanlawon as Martin
  • Joke Silva as Augustina
  • Olu Jacobs as Richard
  • Jide Kosoko as Chief Segun Adeniyi
  • Rachel Oniga as Rose Adeniyi
  • Kemi Lala Akindoju as Chika
  • Ini Dima-Okojie as Joyce
  • Laura Janes as Sharon
  • Akah Nnani as Tobem
  • Braik Elijah as Alain Belrose
  • Nicholas Anscombe as Ronald Rogers
  • Lota Chukwu as Seyi

The Royal Hotel Hibiscus Movie Overview

  • Genre(s):- Comedy, Romance
  • Director:- Ishaya Bako
  • Written By:- Ishaya Bako
  • Country:-Nigeria
  • Language:- English
  • Release Date:- 8 September 2017 (TIFF), 10 February 2018 (Nigeria)
  • Run Time:- 1h 30min

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