As you know, we officially kicked off a weekly segment born of our love for movies and series, titled BN Movie Feature last year, and has since then featured over 40 Nollywood films.
At BN, we love storytellers who promote Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage and diversity and do so easily through their films.
If there’s any filmmaker who has been telling our stories for the longest time with so much ease, it would definitely be one of the greatest in Nollywood, Tunde Kelani.
In a career spanning more than four decades, he is known for his love of adaptation of literary materials. Most of his works, including Ko se Gbe, Oleku, Thunder Bolt, The Narrow Path, White Handkerchief, Maami and Dazzling Mirage, have followed that style of filmmaking.
As an ode to Tunde Kelani, fondly referred to as TK, who turned 70 in Febuary, we will be showcasing his movies all month long, in what we call the “Tunde Kelani Special“.
We kicked off with Maami, and have featured Thunderbolt (Magun), Ti Oluwa Nile, and for the final week, we have the TK’s ‘Oleku’. The film stars Yemi Shodimu, Feyikemi Abodunrin, Pauline Dike and Lola Amusa.
The movie tells the story of Ajani, a final year student of the University of Ibadan in search of a life partner due to pressures from his mother. He finds himself in a love quadrangle as he becomes involved with three beautiful women- Asake, his old time girl friend; Lola, a first year student he just met; and Sade, a childhood acquaintance who gradually becomes the centre stage of the love drama.