Kunle Afolayan’s 2009 Hit Movie “The Figurine” Returns in Book Form

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The Figurine (Araromire), Kunle Afolayan‘s popular movie is returning to the limelight five years after making waves and picking up numerous awards.

The 2009 flick stars Ramsey Nouah, Omoni Oboli, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi and Jide Kosoko, as well as Kunle Afolayan.

The film’s story will now be told in a different way – through a scholarly book titled Auteuring Nollywood: Critical Perspectives on The Figurine.

The book will be unveiled on Thursday 31st July 2014 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

The book unveiling and launch will witness a rich array of Nollywood stars, allied film professionals, academics, top government functionaries, and captains of industry.

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Former Minister of National Planning Rasheed Gbadamosi will chair the event.

The book which is a collection of scholarly essays, is the first of its kind devoted to the work of a single Nigerian film director.

It interrogates the thematic focus and cinematic style employed in The Figurine, while also using that singular work to engage the new trends in the new Nigerian cinema popularly referred to as Nollywood.

1 Comments on Kunle Afolayan’s 2009 Hit Movie “The Figurine” Returns in Book Form
  • Ayodele July 22, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Excellent! Outstanding movie a good initiative

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