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Bimbo Manuel, Omowunmi Dada, Norbert Young, Gabriel Afolayan debut in animation film

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While animation genre is a ‘road less-travelled’ in Nigeria, the powerful ensemble of some of Africa’s best actors and singers like King Sunny Ade, Bimbo Manuel, Omowunmi Dada, Norbert Young, Yinka Davies, Gabriel Afolayan, and Omolara Ayodele, among others in SADE, a family-centered musical animation is about to set a compelling trajectory for young and adult comic entertainment, via a message of ‘tender loving kindness’ that traverses family and the general society.

Created and directed by U.K-based musician and filmmaker, Miller Luwoye, and produced by the prolific author and speaker O.B.A Owolabi, the new Nollywood film, which schedule to hit the cinema later in the year, is poised to take the Nigerian movie audience through a new delightful experience.

The animated film voiced by notable thespians like Bimbo Manuel, Norbert Young, Omowunmi Dada, Gabriel Afolayan, Biodun Aleja, Jude Orhorha, Yemi Shodimu, Judith Audu, Kate Adepegba, Deji Adenuga, and Ngozi Nwosu, while deploying the musical artistry of celebrated icons in crafting a world-standard audio-visual production.

“The entire songs in this movie are originally written for the SADE project, featuring King Sunny Ade, Cobhams Asuquo, Deola Adebiyi, Omolara Ayodele and productions from some of the hottest producers on the scene, including Young John, Ini Dminstrel, Cobhams Asuquo, Kent Edunjobi and others,” Luwoye said.

A Greathouse Entertainment Network production, SADE tells the story of a little girl, Sade and her family who adopt TEJ, a wandering dog and victim of a hit-and-run driver. Soon, the society discovers that TEJ is not an ordinary dog; hence the race by the ‘powers that be’ to abduct the dog from Sade’s family begins.

Interestingly, the film which is set in Lagos, harnesses current and imminent features of a mega city in an enchanting adventure of entertainment, recreation, and township sensations.

Synced and directed with finesse of skill and technology, the new film is Greathouse Entertainment Network’s debut feature length movie, thus, an addition to Luwoye’s dynamic career.

The multi-talented entertainer started his formal music training in jazz studies at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and later got a scholarship to study further at the University, where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Music Performance & Arts Management.

As part of the film’s experience in Nigeria, a trailer will be release this February, and would be followed by series of activations ahead of the cinema release in the second quarter.


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