Kunle Afolayan Seals New Deal With Senegal, Cape Verde For New Movie Titled “Citation”
Nigerian film-maker “Kunle Afolayan” has just concluded a deal with the government of Senegal, and Cape Verde, towards the making of a new movie, “The Citation”.
In a move to create a stronger relationship with these African countries through movies, he has completed this wonderful deal with the Cape Verde government, and Senegal.
It was barely two weeks ago when Kunle and his crew met with high profile government officials in the capital of Senegal (Dakar), and then proceeded to Cape Verde.
The minister of Culture and Creative Industries, Abraao Vincente, alongside other dignitaries like the Director General of Arts and Creative Industries, Adilson Lim Gomes, and Luhena Coneia (Coordinator of Cultural Goods and Music) were all present, for the negotiation of this deal.
Furthermore, the Nigerian film-maker ‘Kunle’ revealed that the movie’s line producer would be Alexander Rideou (Senegalese), and Keew Productions based in Dakar, Senegal, alongside Samira Vera-Cruz (Cape Verde).
Kunle believes this would maintain a good relationship between these African countries, and Nigeria.
According to him, the movie would be shot in Nigeria, Cape Verde, and Senegal, and it would focus on sexual exploitation of students by their Lecturers in the Universities.
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The good times are here for us at Golden Effects pictures and KAP ptoduction, and our director Kunle Afolayan, as things continue to look up for us. After six (6) of his movies was acquired and release on the Netflix platform, including his most recent film, Mokalik which had earlier represented Nigeria at the Durban International Film Festival in July, Mokalik has also been officially selected at Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia this week on the official invitation from the organisers. Deputised Golden effects pictures crew members and associates, have spent the last 8 days in Dakar, the Senegalese capital and the exotic Goree Island as well as in Praia, Cape Verde, scouting for suitable locations, for our next and most anticipated movie titled "The Citation". A story Written by the comany long-standing writer, Tunde Babalola; The Citation treats the volatile subject of lecturer-student sexual exploitation. It will be shot in Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde, similar to Afolayan's 2016 multi-location flick, The CEO. We have been able to locked down some of the best production hands in Senegal, with Alexander Rideau chosen as Line Producer, together with Dakar-based Keewu Productions. Also in Cape Verde, Samira Vera-Cruz, the Cape Verdian Line producer; was able to assist our team in sealing a deal towards the production of The Citation; with the Cape Verde's Culture and Creative Industries Minister, Abrao Vicente, who led the government team that included the Director General of Arts and Creative Industries, Adilson Lima Gomes and the Coordinator of Cultural Goods and Music, Luhena Cornera. It was a fruitful meeting that altogether with the Nigerian envoy to Senegal, Ambassador Salisu Umaru, who led other senior officials like the Minister at the embassy, Mr. A.K Zanng and Senior Counsellor, Mr. Adamu Akinola, in welcoming The Citation team to Senegal and introducing them to the creative and corporate communities. The lead female role will be played by a prominent Nigerian who will be making her debut in acting. Cast list kept under wraps for now. Ire @goldeneffectspictures @kaptelevision @eriqebouaney @gabbylucciii @samsnandi @jtofashion
We all hope to see this movie soon…