"Beasts of No Nation" Idris Elba, Genevieve Nnaji, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala step out for Nigeria premiere [photos]

The war drama was released on October 16, 2015 via streaming service Netflix.

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Idris Elba, Abraham Attah and Uzodinma Iweala at the Lagos premiere play

Idris Elba, Abraham Attah and Uzodinma Iweala at the Lagos premiere

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The Oscar buzzing movie "Beasts of No Nation," premiered in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

The premiere which held at Silverbird Cinemas, Victoria Island had Genevieve Nnaji, Dbanj, Okonjo Iweala, Uzodinma Iweala, Beverly Naya, Abraham Attah, Juliet Ibrahim, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Linda Ejiofor, Makida Moka, Emmanuel Ikubese, Ben Bruce among others in attendance.

Genevieve Nnaji and Idris Elba at the Lagos premiere of "Beast of No Nation." play

Genevieve Nnaji and Idris Elba at the Lagos premiere of "Beast of No Nation."

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Streaming service, Netflix, released 'Beasts of No Nation', directed by Fukunaga, on October 16, 2015.

Genevieve Nnaji and Uzodinma Iweala at the premiere play

Genevieve Nnaji and Uzodinma Iweala at the premiere

(Jorge Wong [@Jorge__Wong])

 

'Beasts of No Nation ,' which tells the story of young boy in a West African country, also stars Ghanaian actress Abraham Attah, Ama K. Abebrese alongside Grace Nortey, David Dontoh and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe.

play Dbanj at the Lagos premiere of "Beast of No Nation"

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Juliet Ibrahim and Emmanuel Ikubese at the Lagos premiere of "Beast of No Nation." play

Juliet Ibrahim and Emmanuel Ikubese at the Lagos premiere of "Beast of No Nation."

(Jorge Wong [@Jorge__Wong])

Plot.

When civil war tears his family apart and militants kill his father, he is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters."

The American war drama film is based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala.

The movie earned Elba a "Best Supporting Actor" nomination for the 2016 Golden Globes Nomination.

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