Femi Adebayo holds ‘success party’ to celebrate ‘Ageshinkole’


Popular actor, Femi Adebayo is obviously having a good year. His film, ‘Agheshinkole’ has done very well in cinemas, currently grossing over N200 million. Moviegoers also applauded the actor and filmmaker for his efforts to make the film standout.

At an intimate dinner attended by Adebayo’s father (Oga Bello), colleagues and the bosses of some cinemas in the country, Femi noted that he was delighted with the rave reviews and accolades the film had garnered.

In an interview with party people, Adebayo said he didn’t think the film would “blow up” the way it did. He said: “I didn’t expect it to be this huge. However, from the beginning, I was very demanding to do things well. I thought Yoruba culture was dying out, so I wanted to do a project that would bring it back to life. I also wanted to do it in a way that it would be enjoyed around the world.

The actor also said that the film’s success proved that Yoruba films can do well in the world. He said, “One of the reasons why some filmmakers don’t make Yoruba films is because of the perceived limited audience. However, a movie like this proved those things wrong.

“Our indigenous stories are more appreciated than contemporary stories. It is an opportunity to learn more about our culture and people have shown that they are ready to do more.

Filmhouse Cinemas Group Co-Founder and Executive Director and FilmOne Entertainment Managing Director Moses Babatope, who was present at the event, noted that this is the kind of film that international streaming platforms want to tell the world about. Nigeria. He said: “We have to give credit to his industry (Nollywood). This is the kind of movie the big streaming giants want to tell the world about Nigeria”

Other guests at the event were Lateef Adedimeji, Mo Bimpe, Kunle Afod, Rasak Olayiwola (Ojopagogo) and Ebun Oloyede (Olaiya Igwe).

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