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“The Best Gift A Man Can Give To His Home Is Himself” | Watch “The Call” A Short Film by Lowladee

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This short film titled “The Call” is specially made to celebrate Fathers’ Day. It is an short piece based on the saying that ‘No success in the public life can compensate for failure in the home.’

The idea is to inspire men to become more committed to the task of fatherhood and to make them more hands-on.
Produced and directed by LowlaDee the film stars Adesua Etomi, Paul Utomi, Tope Adubi and Segun Famuyide

It is supported by Arinpe studios, M.O.V.E Media, Michael Adebiyi Photography, Make-Up by Ashabee, MADE Creations, @EventVillage, Sisisanctity Blog and BABES Redefined Facebook Group.

Watch the video here and share your thoughts… oh watch out for the special appearance by celebrity Daddy, eLDee!

32 Comments

  1. Ghosgurl

    June 16, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Awww what a great message. The chemistry btw those 2 is awesome. Me likey.

  2. panda7

    June 17, 2013 at 12:13 am

    As a woman who is ambitious, i worry about what happens when i get married and really do not want to sacrifice my career. I honestly related more to the guy than the woman. I think when we try to find partners/significant others we want those qualities: ambitious, smart, hard working that ensure that a person will be successful and we wont starve and yet those same qualities become a problem afterwards. Studying abroad has definitely made me realize that one doesnt have to be married at a certain time. A person who is 28 cant possibly have an established career and you have to climb that ladder slowly and “put in work” so to speak to be comfortable. So something has to give, you can either have the established career, the big paycheck, and no family or you can have the entry level career, the entry level paycheck and the family. Thats why i prefer to just have work my tush off now and for a long period of time, so that i can actually be able to enjoy the commitment i make to establishing a family with someone i care about.

    Statistics show that young people in the US are waiting to get married and it isn’t because we don’t believe in marriage, it is because adding a kid to a family is expensive. I am not having children until i can afford it.

    • Jo!

      June 17, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      SAID IT ALL!

    • Person

      June 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      PREACH!!!

  3. kal

    June 17, 2013 at 12:14 am

    awww, really nice…[email protected] “there would be no one to play with”…….I pray God gives all the fathers out there the wisdom to be excellent in all the roles being a father entails

  4. Princess

    June 17, 2013 at 12:19 am

    This is so cute………brought tears to my eyes remembering my dear dad and thanking GOD for the time he spent with us on earth!!!

  5. Semmy

    June 17, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Lovely piece.

  6. Aibee

    June 17, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Such a beautful and apt work. And the clip with Obama at the end just topped the cake. We don’t need our men and fathers to be super heroes. Just show up and take responsibility to help. That’s how superheroes emerge in the first place. They show up and help. Happy Fathers Day.

  7. Crown

    June 17, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Great effort! Greater message!!!

  8. Fabulous ££

    June 17, 2013 at 1:29 am

    beautiful video with good message…and d lady is so pretty.

    • Msunderstood

      June 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      She’s hot. Looks a bit like Liz chuwang Pam, Kevin bba’s wife.

  9. aunty

    June 17, 2013 at 1:30 am

    such a feel good story! awesome!

  10. teetee

    June 17, 2013 at 1:50 am

    I absolutely Love this video.the acting ,concept,message is totally on point.the lady is so beautiful and original,she reminds me of me

  11. Rukky

    June 17, 2013 at 3:38 am

    I can’t believe you guys just made me cry like this 🙁 I wish all absent fathers get their wake-up call and one of the best gifts in this world is a father who treats his daughter like a princess, his son like a prince and his wife like the air he breathes. I love the cast, I love the quality of the short film, I love the storyline, I love the title, I love everything about it. Perfect, Bravo guys!

  12. RiRi

    June 17, 2013 at 4:01 am

    I love this. Sooooo much

  13. Keeping it real!

    June 17, 2013 at 5:00 am

    That was nice!

  14. deep

    June 17, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I’m just here crying like a damn fool. lol
    Loved it!

  15. dammy

    June 17, 2013 at 8:42 am

    i am so proud of the whole lowladee team. You guys are doing great!

  16. Busola Obayomi

    June 17, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I love this piece. These are crucial decisions that we have to make sometimes. It is a question of, are we willing to sacrifice for a lesser pay to save our families or get a better paying job at the expense of our families? This is a question every young person who aspires to have a family, have to constantly think about. It is whatever makes you happy. In my opinion as a guy, being a workaholic could be an excuse of some men to hide their insecurities and inadequacies. Most men desire to be in a loving and welcoming home. Home is an escape from a world that is challenging and stressful. And at the same time, we are trying to make sure we still earn the respect of our wives and also fulfill our obligations as husbands. Every individual have to figure out what gives them the greatest satisfaction. I love my career path but I do find more satisfaction in family life. As long as you are able to take care of the basic needs, moving through the ladder at the expense of your family is an individual call.

  17. nnenne

    June 17, 2013 at 10:51 am

    great message and fantastic delivery. i like!!

  18. graciemama.wordpress.com

    June 17, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Congrats Lowladee…U r going on to far greater heights dear

  19. Tomilola Escada

    June 17, 2013 at 11:17 am

    This is absolutely beautiful. Dolapo (Lowladee)’s ability to touch crucial issues in our society is spectacular and the actors were pretty good too. Loved it and I hope it inspires fathers all over the world to be present in their homes. God bless you.

  20. Jolla

    June 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    i don’t get how he cant jack the bathroom door???

    • Msunderstood

      June 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Me too, lol. But it made d story “sweeter”.

  21. Mel

    June 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    This is sismply brilliant…a master piece!!! Lowladee just put a whole movie into a 16 min video…This is creativity at its best…great job gurl…and a great story line…well done!!!!

  22. mimi k.

    June 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    @Jolla! its a short film maybe if it was one hour, to buy time they may have shown him really wrestle with the door but really he not jacking the door can really pass…if he could open the door, what would be the point of the story i love the fact that she was stuck lol…the message is clear and i’m so in love with the story, damn.

  23. Lowladee

    June 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    @panda7, hey love, first thanks for watching. second, thanks all for the beautiful comments. Panda I would particularly want to reply to your comment. Its great, you sound a lot like me, independent, you want to give the best and all. I agree also that you shouldn’t get married if you cant afford it. awesome! but darling even when you get married, I don’t know if you watched it to the end, no matter what! in your quest in life, and career, your family comes first. This was very hard for me to believe in too, cos m totally career oriented and marriage is a bit scary at times but this is the truth: its not debatable, who are you working for if you lose the people who really care about you and who you are working so hard to take care of?? we are not saying become a housewife or dad, we are saying ‘show up’ in your home, be involved NO MATTER WHAT ELSE is going on in your life. I intentionally used a Barack obama at the end who spoke wisely on fatherhood. That’s the president of America, practically leading the world…but he is still a father…he is busy, but makes the time present count. So dear, no matter your dreams and ambition, remember its your family who will be there when even all your feats, money and fame cannot help you. Former President George Bush said, his first and most important titles are, Husband, Father and Grand father’ that’s another president talking. Careers do end, your family lasts forever. Do take care lovely.

  24. Akpos

    June 19, 2013 at 1:20 am

    You have talk it hall…….bravo for a job welldone.

  25. jenny

    June 20, 2013 at 4:39 am

    MUST READ FOR EVERY MARRIED PERSON:

    A MARRIED PERSON MUST BE VERY CAUTIOUS about having a friend of the opposite sex as their best friend.

    Ideally, your spouse should be your best friend. Pouring out your heart and sharing your emotions and feelings with someone of the opposite sex other than your spouse is emotional unfaithfulness; it displaces your spouse from her rightful position in your heart.

    It creates an emotional distance between you and your spouse. Your spouse doesn’t have to compete for your emotional attention with anyone. Most sexual encounters

    outside marriage are preceded by casual innocent friendships and inappropriate emotional intimacy.

    Safeguard your marriage; honor and respect your spouse by cutting all inappropriate friendships and intimate ties with people of the opposite sex. You belong only to your spouse.

    • !!!

      July 19, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      xxx

  26. kadrika

    June 27, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Just LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOve it

  27. Ayo Elizabeth

    July 16, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Great great job Lalode babie! Finally made it! Watched it! You’re destined for greater heights.

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