Yellow dot makes a splash with Onidiri
It was a nostalgic experience as talent management and content creation company, Yellow Dot Limited, recently premiered its much talk-about debut project, Onidiri, a short movie on the hair-maker at IMAX Film House, Lekki Lagos.
Set on locations in the northern and southern parts of Nigeria, the movie took guests down memory lane on a journey of the rich Nigerian culture, bringing all to a point where diverse people and cultures meet.
Speaking at the event, founder and CEO, Yellow Dot Limited, Bukola Bolarinde, an architect and self-taught artist, whose tapestry traverses the oil & gas industry, banking and finance, as well as information technology said: “Our vision is to create an enabling environment for a pool of creative minds and talents from diverse fields to hone their skills, master their craft and impact their chosen industry and the world at large.”
“In addition to creating the right atmosphere for budding artists, Yellow Dot also seeks to empower upcoming undiscovered talents by embarking on noble projects and engagements designed to create the right platforms from which they can be launched,” she added. Bolarinde explained that the company, which was set up in 2013 was incorporated to promote home-grown talents, artists, original content creation and development as well as TV and film production.
As testament to the creative content development skills of Yellow Dot, Onidiri was written and produced by the company tells a tale experienced by many Nigerian women way back, when they were children. “It is a tale about hair-making days and the first baptism of the Fulani nomads, whose wives were adept at hair-making but who left indelible memories of the experience in the minds of young girls. It is a pure story that we wanted to put out there, not only to Nigerians but also to the world,” Bolarinde stated.
Directed by Inioluwa Adesola, the movie’s original soundtrack was written and recorded by Big Brother Naija alumni Bamike Olawunmi, aka BamBam and Tope Teddy Adenibuyam aka Teddy A, who incidentally are represented by Yellow Dot.Amongst the guests and celebrities that attended the premiere was the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, who was the special guest of honour.
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