Return to the basics; experts make case for history, culture rebirth
African culture and history enthusiasts, including the ace filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, and a former Attorney General of Lagos State, Dapo Sasore (SAN), have commended the government for bringing back history into school curriculum.
Big pips for Bisola Aiyeola, Tunde Kelani at AMVCA 2018
They were not the only entertainment personalities honoured at the recently held African Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA).Screen diva, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and movie director, Jade Osiberu, were honoured in the acting and directing categories, respectively.
#2018AMVCA: Merit Awardee Tunde Kelani Speaks On His Journey Into Filmmaking
An intimidating resume, a litany of national and international recognition, a creative oeuvre bursting at the seams and, when you throw in a humble disposition in spite of age and achievements into the mix, what you get is Tunde Kelani, or TK, a cinematographer whose work has become a benchmark for filmmakers in Nigeria. The…
At Lakotun, Kelani harps on fight against piracy as collaborative task
Alagba Tunde Kelani, the literary cinematographer and chairman of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), has said the fight against piracy is a collaborative effort by Nigerian government and its citizenry. This was his take at the mid-year Edition of Yoruba Lakotun, a quarterly cultural renaissance show that held at Ethnic Heritage Centre, Ikoyi…
Tunde Kelani: Camera, Film And Culture!
An intimidating resume, a litany of national and international recognition, a creative oeuvre bursting at the seams and, when you throw in a humble disposition in spite of age and achievements into the mix, what you get is Tunde Kelani, or TK, a cinematographer whose work has become a benchmark for filmmakers in Nigeria. But…
Tunde Kelani’s Romance With Culture
At 70, Tunde Kelani has seen it all. With an experience in news reportage, photography and filmmaking, TK's wealth of experience behind the camera is sterling. What distinguishes him from other Nigerian filmmakers is his understanding and employment of culture in most of his films. Kelani's knowledge of Yoruba was first ignited by his grandparents…
Lala’s NAKED is Terrifyingly Honest Kemi “Lala” Akindoju’s part tearjerker, part comic, mostly introspective and generally uproarious one man piece, NAKED, is the sort of biographical sketch sorely needed for an understanding of what shapes culture production in Nigeria today. In 90 minutes of talking about herself, the 31 year old stage and movie actor…
Over 4 Billion Naira And Growing, But Who Is Watching? Nigerian movies grossed some ₦4.2Billion in 2017, according to the filmmaker Tunde Kelani, who is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB). “Those figures were provided at a recent NFVCB forum by researchers who are tallying the numbers”, Kelani said…
With lion and the jewel, TK delivers a talking point for his 70th birthday
Three months from now, Tunde Kelani will be 70 years old. As he releases his latest movie, Sidi Ilujinle, in cinemas from December, the country’s most important filmmaker is inadvertently providing the material for the talking buzz around that landmark birthday.
Honour for ‘Mr. TV,’ Wale Adenuga, from Nasarawa State government
Adenuga received the award alongside Zeb Ejiro, Tunde Kelani, Teco Benson, Sani Muazu, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Hilda Dokubo, Magaji Mijiyanwa, Pete Edochie and a few other selected prominent personalities.
Nollywood should self-reflect, its politics very distracting
Tunde Kelani was introduced to Yoruba literature at an early age, a tradition he has also handed down to his children, who speak, read and write the language very well.