By Ayo Onikoyi.
While still delighting in exceptional exploits with his existing movie, ‘Mokalik’, acclaimed filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan will introduce another huge one called ‘The Citation’.
The film, which is presently in pre production, has actually sealed a production handle Cape Verde and Senegal ahead of a proposed January 2020 shoot.
In a viral video, revealing place recce for ‘The Citation’, Afolayan, in business with his team members and partners, consulted with leading federal government authorities in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, in addition to in Cape Verde.
The filmmaker revealed that he had actually sealed a collaboration handle the federal government of Cape Verde towards the production of The Citation.
According to him, ‘The Citation’ apart from it’s thematic facility, will likewise serve to market Cape Verde to Nigerians and the rest of the world while likewise developing movie and cultural affinity in between the 2 nations.
Cape Verde’s Culture and Creative Industries Minister, Abrãao Vicente, led the federal government group that consisted of the Director General of Arts and Creative Industries, Adilson Lima Gomes and the Planner of Cultural Product and Music, Luhena Correia, in working out the offer.
It is Afolayan’s think that the cooperation will boost an excellent relationship in between Cape Verde and the Nigerian movie market.
In Senegal, the filmmaker likewise protected an offer on option areas, simply as he got assistance from business entities and the Nigerian embassy because nation, having actually consulted with Nigerian envoy to Senegal, Ambassador Salisu Umaru, who led other senior authorities like the Minister at the embassy, Mr. A.K Zanng and Elder Counsellor, Mr. Adamu Akinola, in inviting ‘The Citation’ group.
On a few of the cast and team, the filmmaker exposed that, up until now, Senegalese Alexander Rideau had actually been picked as Line Manufacturer, together with Dakar-based Keewu Productions and Samira Vera-Cruz of Cape Verde.
He stated the cast of the film, which will introduce another female Nigerian into the film market, will be exposed quickly.
Composed by Tunde Babalola, ‘The Citation’ which will be shot in Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde, is fixated sexual exploitation of trainees by University instructors.