Delectable Nollywood actress, Funmi Awelewa who is also popularly called “Morili Omo Ibadan” for her comical roles has upped her game by stepping up from acting to directing.
In a statement released by the talented actress, Funmi Awelewa has made her debut as a director in a new short movie, “A WISH”, which is a true life story.
The movie was shot on location at Ibadan by her production company, Faab Entertainment. It was filmed at the actual places where she grew up and had her childhood.
According to the actress, “it’s really an awesome experience, though very tasking for me to direct this movie because it’s a TRUE LIFE story, and it is the story of my life. It is one story very dear to my heart, hence my resolve to take the risk and direct it myself and I thank God it turns out just the way I wanted it. It’s a very wonderful production in all ramifications.”
The plot of the movie is based on her life experience. How she left home to pursue her acting career and unknowing to her that her mother is suffering from eye problems that eventually led to her blindness.
Speaking on the movie, Awelewa stated that, “we often neglect our loved ones, especially parents in our quests for better life, and many times they have things and issues, especially health wise they go through but don’t have the opportunity to discuss it with their children since they rarely see them one on one.
“I want to use this movie to correct that misdeed. No matter how busy we are, we should always create time for our parents, check on them, talk to them and always advise and assist them to check their health status as often as possible”.
The movie started screening via her YouTube channel, FaabTV on Thursday 12 October, 2023 which also happened to be the day the actress celebrated her 35th birthday.
Funmi Awelewa was introduced into Nollywood by Sola Kosoko in 2013. She made her acting debut the same year when she appeared in the film “Wosi Kenke”. She later got under the mentorship of veteran Nollywood actor, writer, and director Antar Laniyan.
She is also a philanthropist and the founder of Funmi Awelewa Foundation, which is a non-governmental foundation that caters for the visually impaired. She is also an entrepreneur. She is the creator of Glow Envy beauty and skincare products.
She has her own production company, FAAB Entertainment and her production credits include: Aromimawe, Omo Ibadan, Natasha, Gbakoje, Ebudola, Morili Bilisi and Ewon Ife.
Funmi Awelewa, before delving into acting in 2013, while being an undergraduate at the University of Ibadan was also into fashion designing. The actress mulls a comeback with her fashion brand, FashionENVY.
She enjoys great followership and has a huge fan base across various social media platforms. She is a social media influencer. The actress has an extensive following on Instagram. Presently she has close to 3 million followers on Instagram. She is also famous on TikTok, with over 600 thousand followers.
40 years after, Haruna Ishola’s Son, Wasiu Eulogise Father
It was a memorable event where notable personalities gathered to give the Apala music legend, Alhaji Haruna Ishola Bello (MON) a befitting 40 years remembrance of his demise and great impact he made in the music industry.
The event which was held in 2 different locations, his hometown in Ijebu Igbo and grand reception in Lagos were moments to celebrate his great works and legacies left for his children.
At his home town, the family held a week long events of commissioning of boreholes and official opening of a central Mosque among other activities to eulogised the man who pioneer Apala music in Nigeria.
With the train moving to Lagos, the LTV 8 premises was filled with family,friends and fun lovers who witnessed Cleric prayers for the family , unveiling of some music works of the legend and his children who are into music and live performances of artists in different genre of music. The Lagos event was attended by business icons,show promoters, media personalities, celebrities to mention just a few. The concluding electrifying performance of Wasiu Haruna Ishola sealed the day as he dishes out old tunes from his father and newer collections from his stable. In show of appreciation to those who supported the events morally and financially , representing the entire family, Wasiu Haruna Ishola gave a vote of thanks and pray for all in attendance.
Breach of Contract: Tunji Afolayan gives Kunle Afolayan a seven day ultimatum
Tunji Afolayan, an award winning Art Director through his legal representatives, Osifowora & Co. has berated the Managing Director of KAP Productions Limited, Kunle Afolayan over what he termed a “breach of contractual terms”.
In the letter signed by the firm’s lead counsel, Olatubosun Osifowora, Tunji accused Mr Kunle Afolayan of making a deliberate attempt to undermine his creative input and relevance on the movie, ‘Ijogbon’.
The letter to KAP Productions and Netflix stated that Mr Tunji was contracted by one Mr. Segun Akintunde, a Line Producer at KAP Productions Limited, to work as Art Director for the movie ‘ljogbon’. His deliverables, and remuneration as Art Director, were well spelt out in the contract. The letter noted that the contract was signed on January 11, 2023 between Mr Tunji and KAP’s Production Executive/Representative in the presence of Kunle Afolayan.
“Our client stated also that the executed copies of the contractual documents were kept by the management of KAP Productions Limited and his copy was never given to him to date after signing.Upon completion of the project ‘Ijogbon’, the movie was released on Netflix- a streaming platform, and to our Client’s consternation, there was an omission of his name and title as Art Director for the movie ‘Ijogbon’,” the letter reads.
The letter further stated that Mr. Kunle was instead credited as the Art Director for the Movie ‘Ijogbon’m While accusing the management of KAP Productions Limited of deliberately and consciously portraying Mr Tunji as ‘Set Designer’ instead of his role as the Art Director, which he was originally contracted.
“Our client is appalled at this grave omission and therefore regards this as a breach of contractual terms in the contract with KAP Productions Limited. This is further viewed and taken, as a deliberate attempt to undermine our client’s creative work and relevance for the movie titled ‘Ijogbon’.
“In view of the above, it is our client’s demand that his name and role for which he was contracted and worked, be restored and properly credited in the Movie ‘Ijogbon’ as the Art Director,” Osifowora wrote.
He further demanded, on behalf of Mr Tunji Afolayan, that the retraction be done within seven days of receipt of the correspondence before the next line of action is taken.
AHBEA Awards 2023 to Host African Stars in Houston
Some of Africa’s finest entertainers will converge on the Bellagio Banquet Hall, Houston, Texas, on Sunday, October 21, to be feted by the organisers of the prestigious Afro-Heritage Broadcasting and Entertainment Awards, AHBEA, but not for the awards ceremony proper.In a statement by the organisers, Tayo Ibikunle, the executive producer, announced that, unlike previous years, the awards ceremony will not be held this year due to logistic reasons. However, he said, “We still want to retain the lustre and glamour and reverence of the AHBEA, which is why we are putting together the AHBEA Stars Night to fill in the gap. It will also have all the trappings of the glamorous ceremony, but award plaques will not be given.”
Coveted by stars and stakeholders of the African entertainment industry, the AHBEA Awards is an annual event established in 2015 to appreciate, honour, and celebrate eminent Africans who have contributed to the development of the race through their crafts and talents, especially in the entertainment and broadcasting industries.
Over the years, the AHBEA has evolved into a permanent fixture on the entertainment calendar in Africa and the United States as notable personalities, icons and gurus of various sectors, captains of industries, business tycoons, and international celebrities fall over themselves to witness the event.
Created by Nigerian film star Yomi Fash-Lanso and ably funded by Sola Olaniyan, a successful entertainment enthusiast cum investor, who is now known as HRM Oba Yisa ‘Sola Adeniyi Olaniyan, the Onipokia of Ipokia Kingdom, a first-class Oba in Ogun State, the AHBEA has honoured several African stars in two distinct categories – Legend and Icon. “One of the criteria for selection is that every recipient must be of a proven integrity and must have been in the industry for not less than 30 years for the Legend category and 20 years for the Icon category,” stated Ọba Olaniyan. Some past winners include Taiwo Hassan, Kunle Afolayan, Patronella Diedricks, Raymond Ofula, Antar Laniyan, Ruth Maingi, Jide Kosoko, Zack Orji, Ella Mensah, Adebayo Salami, Fred Amata, Iyabo Ojo, Bolaji Amusan, Bob Manuel-Udokwu, Faithia Balogun, Yinka Quadri, Bukky Wright, Seyi Law, Idowu Philips, Lenny Juma, Gbenga Adeyinka, and Kenny Blaq among others.
Business4 years ago
PRESIDENT BUHARI’S GODSON, NASIRU HALADU DANU’S WINNING STREAK
Society4 years ago
Gumsu Abacha’s Pretentious Lifestyle after Marriage Crash
Society4 years ago
When Mohammed Babangida Stepped out With Umma
Business4 years ago
Visionscape Boss, Niyi Makanjuola’s Myriad of Troubles
Business4 years ago
Alleged Manipulation of Tax : Italian Construction company, Borini Prono, Battles Nigerian Police
Society4 years ago
CITY BUSINESSMAN, GERALD ANOZOBO’S NEW LIFESTYLE
Business2 years ago
Headline Inflation Reduces To 15.99% In October — NBS
Society4 years ago
Lulu-Briggs: Family Exposes Wife, Seinye’s Dirty Ways.. Ola KING