Nigeria’s biggest Nollywood movie stars hit the red carpet for the launch of a new Naija channel on the UK’s Sky over the weekend – ROK on SKY!

“This is about the progress of Rok, Iroko, and the Nigerian film industry in bringing up the image of Africa and also the image of Nigeria,” says Desmond Elliot, one of the Nigerian movie industry’s biggest stars.

BattaBox hit the red carpet to ask Nollywood’s biggest stars – what is the most important thing to have at your red carpet launch event – and the answers are hilarious… and helpful!

“Jollof rice and fish,” laughs Mummy Patience Ozokwor, a big Igbo movie actress.

“You must have the food and also the liquor!” laughs Uche Odoputa, an actor from Husbands of Lagos.

The stars turned up in limousines and their finest, sparkling gowns to mix, drink and eat at the launch.

“I can’t believe this is happening,” says Mary Remmy Njoku, the CEO of ROK. “It’s like a dream – wake me up!”

We’re looking forward to the launch of ROK – and what are your favourite things for a Nigerian Red Carpet Event? Gist us in the comments!

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