Bisola gets producer badge in Introducing The Kujus
AMVCA winner and Big Brother Naija star, Bisola Aiyeola has hit a new career milestone as a first-time movie producer on the feature film by TMPL Motion pictures, a full-service video and still pictures production subsidiary of Temple Company.
Entitled Introducing The Kujus (ITK), the movie, which is set in Badagry Lagos, has been in production for the past few weeks. It stars notable Nollywood actors including its co-producer Bisola Aiyeola, Timini Egbuson, Femi Jacobs, Bimbo Ademoye and eccentric comedian, MC Lively. Others are Kunle Remi, Mimi Onalaja and Ronke Odusanya.
On day one, Bisola Aiyeola disclosed, “It’s a major thing for me. It’s an important event for me. This is the first time your girl, Bisola Aiyeola is co-producing a movie. I have added a new title to my name; actor, singer, host and now producer. I’m really excited. I can’t wait for you all to watch what we are cooking”
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker, Biodun Stephen and co-produced by Winifred Okpapi with Adeoluwa Owu as Director of Photography, the movie is weaved around the Kuju siblings, who are tricked by their youngest sister into visiting the village (Badagry) for a remembrance of their late mother five years after the death of their mother. The loss of their matriarch left a gaping hole in the family due to her role as a unifying factor. The tension between the siblings was underestimated as they soon found out.
According to Winifred Okpapi, project manager and co-producer, the cast selection of the movie is a big win that viewers would resonate with. “The energy on set was infectious as both cast and crew fed-off each other’s creativity. By all filmmaking standards, I think we have made a great movie that would keep lovers of good movies glues to the screens,” enthused Okpapi.
Executive Producer, Idris Olorunnimbe, Group Chief Executive Officer of Temple Company reckons that it has been a roller-coaster of a year and ITK film would do us a lot of good. Idrisenthused, “We all need a generous shot of happy that a lot of people would sure find in a movie such as ITK. It’s is a feel-good movie made for the whole family, there’s a part of us all in the movie. It’s a story about how an estranged family decided to come together. It’s been a long year. ITK would ensure we all end the year on a high when it hits the screens this Christmas.”
Introducing The Kujus would immediately go into post-production after the shoot and is being expected to hit the box-office this Christmas just as the movie industry prepare for a grand reopening of cinemas across Nigeria. A COVID 19-forcedlockdown since April 2020 has grounded the Nigerian box office but ITK will be top among the movies to help the industry restore confidence.
TMPL Motion pictures is our full-service video and still pictures production division, focused on the conceptualization, development and production of creative content for the Temple Company, her clients and independent parties. We focus on developing new full-budget theatrical films, branded content production, music videos and television shows based on the best projects, for a global audience.
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