Monday, 19 December 2016

Family Returns Ade Love To Big Screen To Mark 20th Remembrance

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As the family of late veteran filmmaker, Adeyemi Afolayan, aka Ade Love prepares for the 20th anniversary of his demise, it is another opportunity for movie buffs to experience the early days of filmmaking in Nigeria and how Nollywood evolved from the Yoruba travelling theatre and the celluloid technology. 

In celebrating the legendary filmmaker, his family will showcase   how his style of story-telling attracted a wide range of fan base, who cherished how romance and music were woven into folktales, political satires, family centric and other forms of drama that appealed to the young and the young at heart. Offspring of the legend, most of who are also making waves in the entertainment industry are putting together a weeklong  activities that will not only bring veteran film personalities under one roof, but spark new debate on the old and new ways of storytelling. 
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At the forefront of the event is Kunle Afolayan, who is regarded as the poster boy of today’s Nigerian film industry called Nollywood. Ade Love The young Afolayan revealed that the event will play host to distinguished guests in the society, actors, and other film industry stakeholders on Thursday, December 15, at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. 

He disclosed that a documentary on the life and times of the legend is in the making, featuring some of his contemporaries like Lere Paimo, aka Eda Onile Ola, Mr. Jimoh Aliu, Mr. Olu Omojola, Moremi Duro Ladipo, Chief Eddie Ugbomah, Dr. Ola Balogun, Professor Adebayo Faleti, Kareem Adepoju, aka Baba Wande, Wole Olowo Moju Ore, aka Baba Gebu, Chief Elebuibon and Mr. Victor Ashaolu among several others. “In the spirit and essence of the celebration of his works, there will be an official premiere of Ade Love’s film, Kadara (Destiny) after 36 years of its initial release,” Kunle Afolayan revealed. 

Also in the line-up for what they call the Ade Love Week, which is intended to make this Yuletide season more memorable, young Afolayan disclosed that “there will be daily screenings of ‘Kadara’, ‘Taxi Driver’ 1 and 2 at the National, Lagos Airport Hotel, Silverbird Cinemas, Film House, Genesis Deluxe, Kada, Viva and other cinemas across the country.”  

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