Kunle Afolayan Set To Relive ‘Ade Love’ Film Making Legacy

Kunle Afolayan Set To Relive ‘Ade Love’ Film Making LegacyThe Legacy of colonial era film maker, Adeyemi Afolayan, popularly known as ‘Ade love’, is set to return to mainstream, as his classic films including the Taxi Driver series and Kadara, get special screening, to celebrate the life and times of one of the pioneers of African cinema.

Leading the charge to bring back some of the his works, is prominent film maker and son of Ade love, Kunle Afolayan, who has earned many accolades as a film maker himself.

“Concerning the ‘Ade love’ 20 years remembrance, it is like a dream for me, because this man passed 20 years ago and we’ve never really celebrated him.

“Apart from the fact that he was my father, he has given some of us life,” he told Channels Television.

Furthermore, he said that he was looking forward to the event because “there were so many things we would reveal to people that they don’t know about, as far as film making in Africa is concerned, as far as cinema is concerned, as far as the guy himself is concerned”.

He also hinted that the Ade love family would put together a stage performance to entertain the audience on the big day.

According to Afolayan, the feedback so far from people, both those from his father’s generation and the younger generation, who don’t know so much about him, already shows him that the event is indeed one to look forward to.

The new generation film maker, who has equally continued to grace the Nigerian cinema with his unique productions, said this would be an opportunity for people to experience what film making really used to be way back.

Guests Turn Out In Cultural Attire For Premiere Of ‘Ayamma’

Guests Turn Out In Cultural Attires For Premiere Of ‘Ayama’ Emem Isong’s epic movie, ‘Ayamma’, received a cultural premiere in Lagos state, with decorated dancers, posing for pictures with guests and the movie fans.

The cast and crew of the Chris Eneaji Directed musical, joined other guests as the highly anticipated musical finally hit the big screens.

Set in Akwa Ibom, Ayamma, under the production of the dexterous Emem Isong, tells the story of love, hate and desperation as Prince Deraima, the fascinating hier to Obong Ikpai Isong, opted to pick a poor native, for a bride, as events unfolded.

Speaking of the movie, Emem Isong said “I actually told the writer to do me something about love, I wanted to celebrate and do a total theatre kind of thing.

According to her, she wanted to create something spectacular, which is why she decided to combine music and acting.

Lead actress, Adesua Etomi, explaining her role in the movie, said: “I have to get into the head space, the emotional space of all my characters. – I had to do a lot of research because I had to speak in a language I don’t know.

“I had to sing in a language I don’t know. I had to learn dances I didn’t know and I had all of three days to this and as the movie went along, I had to learn a lot of things I wasn’t used to; like using a cutlass and balancing things on my head without holding them”.

In all, the actress said her role in the film showed her that she was a bit tougher than she gives herself credit for.

“Ayama taught me a lot and it stretched me because I was also playing multiple roles.

“I had a lot of fun shooting this movie, and the fulfillment I got when I was done, was absolutely amazing,” Adesua told Channels Television.

The movie also starred some of Nollywood’s best such as Wale Ojo, Majid Michel, Theresa Edem, Ime Bishop Umoh, Moses Armstrong, Ekere Ekanga among others.

No Good Story Line, No Good Movie, Tchidi Chikere Says

movie, tchidi chikere,It is not far-fetched that there is no good movie without a good story and this is also the idea of Nollywood Film maker, Tchidi Chikere.

He expressed this in an interview with Channels Television while explaining the process of good film making.

Mr Tchidi said movie making comprises content, performance and technicalities, in which the content is the most important aspect.

He also believes that story-telling is highly appreciated in Nigeria and largely across Africa, where there is a more folkloric culture.

Stressing on that, he said “everything starts with an idea before you start interpreting, which is the performance or acting part, while the technicalities involve the use of your equipment.

“Even if your equipment are not too standard, if you have a good story-line and performance, your movie will turn out well,” he added.

Although Nollywood films are yet to breakout into mainstream consumption in Europe and America, it is readily available at retail stores as well as some major online platforms.

The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, has continued to grow in leaps and bounds and is gradually getting the much deserved recognition beyond the country’s borders.

With directors such as Kunle Afolayan, Tunde Kelani, Lancelotte Oduwa, among others, churning out top-notch films, the sky appears to only be the limit for the industry.

Nigerian Entertainment Conference To Hold On April 22

entertainmentMo Abudu, Davido, Joke Silva, M.I, Jason Njoku, George Thorpe, others will speak at the third edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference which will hold in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday April 22,

This is according to a statement issued on Monday, by organizers, NET Newspaper.

The umbrella conference for the Nigerian entertainment sector which debuted in 2013, would see everyone come together again at Eko Hotels in Lagos, for a full day of deliberations, workshops, exhibitions and master-classes.

Past editions have featured renowned celebrities including 2face Idibia, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Amaka Igwe, Kenny Ogungbe, Jimmy JATT, Basketmouth, M.I, Don Jazzy, Kunle Afolayan, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Lagbaja, Tony Okoroji, Audu Maikori, D’banj and Ali Baba; as well as respected executives like Aina Kushoro, Emeka Mba, Chris Ubosi, Ayo Animashaun, Olisa Adibua, Colette Otusheso, Steve Babaeko, Ifeoma Williams, Efe Omorogbe, Frank Nweke, Gab Okoye, and Prof. Pat Utomi.

Speakers and facilitators for this year include acclaimed Nigerian actress and trainer Joke Silva; BET and MTV award winning pop star, Davido; Afrinolly’s Chike Maduegbuna, founder and CEO of Ebony Life TV, Mo Abudu; IT entrepreneur, Chika Nwobi; rapper and business executive, M.I Abaga; iROKO TV founder, Jason Njoku; music distributor, Uba Pacific; media administrator, Deji Awokoya; marketing icon, George Thorpe; entrepreneur Ayo Makun, founder of NotJustOk, Demola Ogundele and Quilox Chairman, Shina Peller.

Session moderators include Bukky Sawyerr-Izeogu (Classic FM), Zainab Balogun (Ebony Life), Osagie Alonge (Pulse), Oreka Godis, Dayo Odulaja (NET), Olamide Adedeji (Soundcity), Ehiz Okoeguale (MTV Base) and others.

The event will be hosted by Tee A for the third year running.

This year’s conference, according to NEC founder, Ayeni Adekunle is themed: ‘Buying And Selling Nigerian Entertainment And Everything In-Between’