BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Top Nollywood producer, Kunle Afolayan is on the cover of the most recent edition of Business Day’s Off Duty Magazine.
In his interview with Kemi Ajumobi, Afolayan talks about his journey into film making, his tips for making successful movies, challenges he has encountered during his journey, his new movie- The CEO and more.
Journey into movie making
I started acting in 1998. I started my own company in 2005. First of all, I retired as a banker, then, I went into acting and later into making my own movies.
Movie makers have their peculiarities
Everybody has their own ideas and what prompts them to make their movies. It’s what and how they think that makes them produce the movies that they do. Everybody can’t think the same way or alike.
Secret to your successful movies
Truth is there is no secret. I do a lot of thinking. My mind does a lot of thinking. I look at the way things are, the things happening around me and I don’t stay idle. Just barely from thinking alone, I construct movies in my mind. My background and where I am from also influences the movies I create. Whenever I want to produce a movie, I make sure that I leave people thinking, I make them ask questions, I usually don’t conclude my movies, I let viewers talk about it, I leave them wondering. I try not to entertain alone but also to get them thinking.
About The CEO
It is a movie full of intrigues and suspense which all begins after five top executives embark on a week-long business trip. The trip was intended to elect the new CEO for the company but things turned out differently. The mystery begins to unfold when the executives arrived at their destination for a business meeting and suddenly began to die one after the other through mysterious circumstances, leaving only two behind, a situation which led to suspicions.
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