‘Sparkle’ Premiere: Monalisa Okojie & Hollywood Stars Celebrate Whitney Houston’s Life
The Sparkle Premiere was in New York City last month and it featured some of Hollywood’s brightest stars who came together to celebrate the life and legacy of Whitney Houston. This was the last movie Whitney was featured in before her demise and Hollywood came out in their numbers to pay their last respects to an amazing Icon who will be truly missed. Among all the celebrities in attendance was Nigerian American Jewellery designer Monalisa Okojie “Monalisa was Whitney’s Jeweller, friend and a close friend to the family”. Her luxury jewellery brand ‘Nehita‘ specialize in exquisite jewellery designs for people who love elegance with a touch of attitude.
About the movie ‘Sparkle’
Sparkle is an American musical film directed by Salim Akil and produced by Stage 6 Films, It was released on August 17, 2012 by TriStar Pictures. Inspired by The Supremes, Sparkle is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name, which centered on three singing teenage sisters from Harlem who form a girl group in the late 1950s. The remake takes place in Detroit, Michigan in the 1960s during the Motown era. The film stars Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Whitney Houston, Mike Epps, Cee Lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Tamela Mann and Omari Hardwick. Sparkle features songs from the original film written by soul musician Curtis Mayfield as well as new compositions by R&B artist R. Kelly. This film is the debut of R&B/pop singer and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks as an actress. Sparkle also marks Whitney Houston’s fifth and final feature film role before her death in February 11, 2012, three months after filming ended. The film is dedicated to her memory.