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Tade Ogidan, a Nigerian frontline screenwriter, cinematographer and producer, has praised the ingenuity of Kunle Afolayan on his new movie, The CEO, describing the filmmaker as a pride to his family and the industry they both belong.
OGD, as Ogidan is fondly called, showered the praise and expressed his excitement after seeing a rough cut of the soon-to-be-released Pan-African film at Afolayan’s studio in Ikeja, Lagos.
“I woke up quite excited about the story telling strength and the creative and technical qualities in The CEO movie. You have done your dad proud with each new project. You have done your family proud. You have done your industry proud. You have done your forebears in the film industry proud. You will do your nation and the rest of Africa proud, especially with this new project, CEO. I am sincerely proud of you,” Ogidan told Afolayan.
While projecting that another blockbuster movie is about to come out of Nigeria, OGD praised the courage of the filmmaker in the face of the challenges confronting the Nigerian film industry.
“You are now like a bull that has charged into a chinaware shop of film obstacles. You demolished all the myths, fears and film making challenges with insane dare, grit and unstoppable determination. Now, that is good. God will always make all good things doable for you,” he added.
Ogidan has always expressed similar appreciation to Afolayan. The veteran filmmaker praised Afolayan when the latter inked a deal with Air France as the airline’s Brand Ambassador.
OGD was so excited for Kunle that he didn’t just call to congratulate the young filmmaker, but staged a surprise soiree in his Surulere home, inviting other celebrities to a cake cutting, as they toasted to the feat recorded by this younger colleague of his.
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Source:: PM Newspaper