BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Award winning Nollywood producer, director and actor, Kunle Afolayan recently addressed the press at the media screening of his new movie, The CEO. He said even though he was open to working with other people in the industry, he wasn’t ready to compromise his standards in the name of making a collaborative movie.
He said, “The first thing you need to understand is that I don’t work the way most people work. It takes me two years to make a film, in fact, once I’m done shooting a movie, I start plans towards the shooting of the next movie.”
“I have had offers and I have even had senior partners and colleagues wanting to work but directing isn’t a child’s play. When we discuss, and you tell them this is the standard, they sometimes don’t call back or I just stand my ground that since I can’t compromise, I might as well back out.”
However, Afolayan also disclosed that a collaboration with some personalities was in the pipes saying, “I’m open to it but I can’t compromise several things and that is why I concentrate on my productions but will be doing things with some senior partners in the industry and we are working together on the bill of a cable channel. You will soon see a collaboration of efforts from me and other topshots in the industry.”