Star-Studded Tunde Kelani-Produced Biopic ‘Àyìnlá’ Has Wrapped Shooting

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Updated December 22, 2020


Ayinla Omowura’s Biopic “Àyìnlá” which looks into the legendary Apala musician’s life is closer to coming to the silver screen.

The Ayinla Omowura biopic “Àyìnlá” produced by Tunde Kelani just finished filming and now we’re one step closer to seeing the film on the big screen. The motion picture will tell the story of Ayinla’s rise to fame.


The Ayinla biopic will star Nollywood actor, Lateef Adedimeji.


The biopic of the Apala musician, Ayinla Waheed Yusuf, popularly known as Ayinla Omowura’s life who was born in 1933, is considered to be one of the most original Yoruba musicians of post-colonial Nigeria. His music was popular in South-West Nigeria in the 70s. He was killed by one of his band members during a brawl in Abeokuta, Ogun State in 1980.

The biopic will star Lateef Adedimeji as the lead character and will also feature Bimbo Manuel, Kunle Afolayan, Omowunmi Dada, Ade Laoye, and many other Nollywood favourites.

The cast celebrated the end of filming and thanking everyone for their hard work on the movie.



The film is expected to be released in 2021, all things being equal.

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The Ayinla biopic will star actor, Lateef Adedimeji as the late apala musician.