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Tunde Kelani dares Lion and the Jewel

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Award-winning producer, Tunde Kelani, speaks on his plan to adapt Wole Soyinka’s Lion and the Jewel into a film,

Celebrated producer and director, Tunde Kelani, has started work on the filming of The Lion and the Jewel, one of the popular plays of the Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka.

The movie, to be shot in Ibadan, will see Kelani go back to the down-to-earth indigenous language tradition he started with, as the movie, titled Sidi Ilujinle, will be rendered in Yoruba language.

In a chat with our correspondent, the producer popularly called TK says he aims to present a movie that will be entertaining, culturally rich and at the same time educative.

This is part of what informed the cast of Sidi Ilujinle, where Adebayo Salami is playing the character, Baroka; Ibrahim Chatta, Lakunle; and Crown Troupe-trained Ayisat Onitiri playing Sidi.

He says he has received Soyinka’s nod on the project.

“In fact, I can say that it was Prof. himself (Soyinka) who inspired me to embark on the project. He said, ‘TK, why not take a look at one of my plays?’ Well, I think he said something like ‘one of the simple plays’. But when I started to take a closer look at The Lion and the Jewel, trying to break it down, I discovered that it is not as simple as many people think. For one, the play is more of poetry than prose.”

But TK notes that it has, so far, been a very interesting experience. According to him, it is going to give viewers a memorable treat.

Apart from his mastery of the film and camera culture, Kelani’s romance with the written text has, over the years, strengthened his films and given them identity. Among his other exploits, he turned Akinwumi Isola’s novels, O Le Ku and Koseegbe, into successful movies. He did the same with Bayo Adebowale’s. The Virgin, which became The Narrow Path; while Maami was also adapted from a story by Femi Osofisan.

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Actor Junior Pope Odonwodo And Wife Welcome Third Child

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Actor Junior Pope Odonwodo and his family

Actor Junior Pope Odonwodo and his family

Nollywood actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo and his wife, Jennifer have welcomed their child, a baby boy together.

The actor announced the arrival of his third child via his Instagram page on Tuesday and he described it as a ‘perfect time.’

Odonwodo also revealed his baby’s name is Jamon Adimchinobi Odonwodo.

Sharing a photo of his newborn son, he wrote;

“Unto Us A Child Is Born……….Swagnation God Has Done It Again For My Family……..Welcome to earth son, Jamon Adimchinobi Odonwodo …..
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What a time to join us ,A perfect time when the earth needs cleansing ,just when the nation needs a rebirth. You are going to be great and do great things , I love you son and thank you for choosing my family……God is the greatest”

Read Also: Actor Junior Pope Gets Car Gift From E-Money And Kcee (Photo)

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“Mixed Feelings”, Says Rapper Falz As He Celebrates 30th Birthday

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Falz Declines To Join Youth Virtual Town Hall Meeting With Nigerian Government

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Popular Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, alias Falz, posted a photo of himself via Instagram on Tuesday as he finally turned 30-years-old.

Taking to the photo-sharing app, the #EndSARS activist revealed that he has ‘mixed feelings’ as he celebrates his birthday a week after the Lekki Toll Gate Shooting that claimed the lives of people and left many injured.

Falz captioned his photo with the words;

“Mixed feelings. It has been a week since we lost our brave soldiers at the toll gate.

I have also now officially been on this earth for 30 years.

I pray for a much better tomorrow. I pray for a Nigeria that I can truly be proud to call home”

Read Also: #EndSARS: “I Swear On My Life, Our Fallen Soldiers Must Get Justice” – Rapper Falz (Video)

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‘We Will Win, Don’t Give Up’, Actress Stella Damasus Encourages Nigerians

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Stella Damasus

Nigerian actress, Stella Damasus, has encouraged Nigerians in this period. The movie star is confident that Nigerians will overcome and win the current challenges facing the country.

According to the actress, God has already declared that the challenges shall be surmounted, so there is no reason to give up the fight.

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Taking to her Twitter page, she writes:

“I encourage you all not to give up. Wetin we dey see so na wetin some of us expect. But na we go win. I am so confident. God don already declare since say na we go win. Dem go do their drama well well o but las las dem go commot 4 road. No give up abeg #EndBadGovernanceinNigeria”

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