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Big Nigeria ‘Owambe’ at Ouagadougou courtesy Kunle Afolayan

Delegates attending the Festival Panafricain du Cinéma de Ouagadougou otherwise called FESPACO had a feel of Nigeria on Wednesday, as notable filmmaker and CEO of KAP and KAP Hub, Kunle Afolayan..

Delegates attending the Festival Panafricain du Cinéma de Ouagadougou otherwise called FESPACO had a feel of Nigeria on Wednesday, as notable filmmaker and CEO of KAP and KAP Hub, Kunle Afolayan, gave delegates a special Nigerian treat at the sidelines of FESPACO which ends today.

Trust Kunle Afolayan to always be the one to light up the area. There was much to eat and drink and good music to dance to. But the ‘owambe’ as a visiting delegate from France called it, kicked off after the screening of Afolayan’s movie ‘Citation’. Afolayan also used the opportunity of the party to brief delegates about the KAP Hub, which he described as ‘a one stop hub for entertainment and showbiz.’

In his words, ‘’we have expanded the KAP hub to include KAP Academy, KAP Sound Stage Studio, KAP Cinema, Ire Clothing, and Afefeyeye Restaurant and Bar.”

Some of the delegates who turned up for the party include Keith Shiri, Amb. Mykel Parish, Marie Paule Adje, and Berni Goldblat.

Meanwhile Afolayan’s latest movie is still showing on the streaming platform Netflix. The story revolves round a native secretary whom after a series of career woes, considers her roommate’s offer to work as a drug mule in mid-1980’s Lagos.

The riveting drama-thriller weaves a compelling tale around drug trafficking and workplace sexual harassment and how these social issues are exacerbated by poverty. To pen the screenplay for Swallow, Afolayan chose to work with the book’s author; Sefi Atta. Swallow is the first film from Kunle Afolayan’s Netflix multi-title deal and it premiered globally and exclusively to Netflix on October 1.

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