BY ‘SEGUN ODEJIMI
This post will be very short. Sorry. I’m sapped. That’s what Lagos traffic has done to me tonight.
Ife Olujuyigbe, who many refer to as the “nicest” of the TNS film reviewers sauntered into town (AFRIFF) today. Ife’s not domiciled in Lagos. She conducts her review business and almost every other thing she does from Port Harcourt. It didn’t take her too long to convince herself to pick AFRIFF over Ake Book Festival. Hehehehe. Who doesn’t want a week-long dose of African films, eh?
Anyway, despite her petit frame, she still managed to attract the attention of Tope Tedela who approached to ask me if the lady I was chatting away with is “that Ife” before jokingly whispering to her, “So you’re the Ife who has been troubling us.” Trouble? Nice Ife? SMH.
There were a few things to learn at today’s industry sessions especially the one about copyright laws in entertainment. That session threw up what many know – we take too many things for granted in Nigeria. You would expect that a session like this will be filled with filmmakers and writers but the screening Hall was barely half full. Nollywood? We love the red carpet more than we love those things that are actually important for our careers. A handful of actors were present at that session including my new favourite (after Nancy Isime) – Zara Udofia-Ejoh who I had to beg for about 45 minutes before she agreed to share her cookies with me. Stingy somebori *side eye*
I missed the screening of Slow Country and the premiere of CGI film, Mi & Mozi but I plan to see Slow Country tomorrow. I’ll try and share my thoughts on it tomorrow. Ife should be around too. Don’t forget to say hi when you see us. 😁 *grins*