In Omoniyun, Dayo Amusa makes case for girl child
Nollywood actress, Dayo Amusa, has revelaed that says her latest movie Omoniyun is the story for the protection of the girl child.
Speaking ahead of the official release of the movie, the actress said, “I believe the girl child is disadvantaged; we need people with voices and influence to stand up for them. We need movies that will engender discourse in this regard because the girl child needs protection from the whole community, not just her relatives. I made the movie to protect the girl child,” she said.
Omoniyun tells the story of a young girl, Fiyifolu that was sexually assaulted by a prince, Prince Sodeke who always get away with evil deal, however he had to fight for his life and reputation when Omoniyun, a community nurse and her friend decided to fight for the lady molested.
Directed by Muyiwa Ademola, the movie, which will be at selected cinemas from November 29, parades the likes of Segun Arinze, Bimbo Thomas, Toyin Alausa, Seilat Adebowale, Muyiwa demola and others.
Born Temidayo Amusa in Lagos, she’s a Nigerian actress, singer, director, filmmaker, as well as a businesswoman. The first child in a family of five, her mother hails from Ogun State, while her father is from Lagos. She studied at Kenny-Tee Private School in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate.
After completing her primary school education, Dayo attended Mayflower School, Ikene and completed her secondary school education at Mamak Secondary School in Sagamu, Ogun State.
Dayo Amusa joined Nollywood in 2002 and started featuring in Nigerian movies. Although she acts mostly in Yoruba language films, she has also acted in English language films. Some of her works include Ajegbodo, Oju Awo, Ekan Soso, Oogun Mii, Dewunmi Iberu, Inu, Idaa, Aroba, Unforgivable, Pathetic, Omoniyun and others. In 2006, Dayo started producing her own movies with focus on Yoruba films.
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