Browsing: Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan’s “Aníkúlápó” hits number one on Netflix global Non-English speaking top 10.  This is a significant victory for Nigerian indigenous language cinema and the Nigerian Film making industry. 

On Boxing Day, at my insistence,Tunde Kelani, TK, immediately went into “self-isolation” to catch his breathe, catch up with sleep and recover from the mixed bag of the good and the ugly of experiences whilst filming. Stress and satisfaction found common ground on this his most challenging of works. Filming in the midst of a global pandemic cannot be anything but a challenge of monstrous proportions.

“Citation” is the title of a 2020 Nigerian film directed by Afolayan, written by Tunde Babalola and starring Temi Otedola, a Master student in the film, who became a victim of attempted rape by her Senior Course Supervisor.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Fola Adeyemi, said this on Saturday during the unveiling of the magazine, Cinema in Lagos, by the State Government at the ongoing Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France