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“I Might Not Be Able To Repay The Loan I Took For My New Movie” -kunle Afolayan

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Veteran Nollywood actor/Producer, Kunle Afolayan is currently feeling the bite of recession and pirates are not even helping matters. He produced a high quality movie which was premiered in Nigeria some week ago, it’s titled ‘The CEO’. It’s one movie that a lot of people really commended, he featured legend actors, including Nigerians, Foreigners, within Africa and Outside Africa and before that movie could be put together, a lot of millions must have been spent, which is true but it’s so unfortunate that the Legend Producer has managed to get little of what he invested. In an interview, He disclosed some things that are really painful to the heart.

In his words  ‘’ “It costs a fortune; we are talking hundreds of millions of naira. We haven’t recouped the money and am not sure I will recoup that money ‘cos now the economy is bad and I have said this several times and there is really no point saying it again; but part of the funding for CEO, we got from Bank OF Industry (BOI) and that money needs to be paid back, I think I even have about maybe eight months left to pay back and it’s a bit scary, because I don’t know how I am going to pay it. But I want to believe that somehow, it will get paid. A lot of Nigerians complain about good quality. For you to have good quality it comes with a price and the price is money. Some days ago, Desmond and I were joking and I said to him that I paid the director of my photograph for CEO this amount, and he said to me, Kunle; you paid that amount? That is the budget for a whole film now. So you see, really, sometimes; I think it’s better to play small. But for some of us, who have already made name, you can’t come down and play lower. If you are going to come down on your budget or that, you have to make sure the production value is not compromised or that that thing you are known for is not compromised. But CEO is still doing very well, we are doing the London premiere in October, and it’s going to be in London’’

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Omowunmi Dada Is Honoured To Play Wole Soyinka’s Mother In “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti”

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Omowunmi Dada in Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti | fab.ng

Omowunmi Dada shared detailed insights about her role as Grace Eniola Soyinka in the film “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti.”

She reflected deeply on her experience playing Grace Eniola Soyinka. Grace Eniola Soyinka is the mother of the renowned Nigerian playwright and novelist Wole Soyinka, in the new biopic “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti.”

Dada discussed her thoughts on the character, highlighting Grace Eniola Soyinka’s significant influence and legacy. She elaborated on the importance of bringing this story to a wider audience. She emphasized how the film sheds light on the life and struggles of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, a prominent Nigerian activist and the central figure of the biopic.

Dada also talked about the honour and responsibility she felt in portraying such a historical figure.

She mentioned how playing Wole Soyinka’s mother allowed her to delve into the rich cultural and historical context of Nigeria. It provided her with a deeper understanding of the country’s past. Additionally, she reflected on the challenges and rewards of accurately representing Grace Eniola Soyinka’s strength and resilience.

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Liz Benson Makes Nollywood Comeback In Mercy Johnson’s New Film

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"A Mother's Son": Liz Benson makes Nollywood comeback | fab.ng

Actress Liz Benson is making a grand return to Nollywood after several years away from the industry. This exciting news comes after a long break. Her fans are eager to see her back on screen. Benson is set to star in a new film titled “A Mother’s Son.” It promises to be a major production.

The movie boasts some serious star power behind the scenes as well.

Mercy Johnson, a renowned actress in her own right, is producing the film. Vincent De Anointed is on board to direct, ensuring a high-quality production. The excitement doesn’t stop there! Mercy Johnson shared a behind-the-scenes video on her Instagram page, revealing Liz Benson’s enthusiastic welcome from the cast.

Adding to the buzz, “A Mother’s Son” features a stellar ensemble cast. Viewers can expect to see veteran actress Liz Benson. She acted alongside other well-established names like Mike Godson, Evia Simon, Ozioma Maurice, and George Inaibeh. This impressive line-up guarantees a captivating film experience.

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Funke Akindele Announces An Upcoming Film “Finding Me”

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Nollywood star Funke Akindele is drumming up excitement for her upcoming film project titled “Finding Me.On May 14, 2024, she took to Instagram to unveil the film’s name creatively.

Akindele also works behind the camera as a filmmaker. She shared two eye-catching transition videos featuring fellow Nollywood actors Femi Adebayo and Joseph Benjamin, stating, “FINDING ME!!!!!!!!!! 👀👀👀👀👀👀.”

In the video, the Nollywood actors changed outfits – from suits to traditional attire, and finally ending with “Finding Me” t-shirts. The clips offer hints about the film’s atmosphere or the actors’ roles, but they cleverly keep the plot under wraps.

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