"Adire": FilmOne Productions ventures into the world of Originals

“Adire”: FilmOne Productions ventures into the world of Originals

FilmOne Entertainment, has wrapped shoot and is now in the post-production stage of its debut original feature film, Adire. 

Shot in Ibadan, Oyo state and set in modern times with a feel of ‘vintage’ Nigeria, Adire is a drama that captures the escapades of a young fashion entrepreneur (now retired prostitute), who suffers the effect of a collision between the consequences of her adventurous past and a present messed up by the toxicity of a judgmental clergy’s wife. 

It is set to star award-winning actress Kehinde Bankole (as Adire) and Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi (Folasade) in lead roles and features other A-list actors in supporting roles, including Yvonne Jegede, Yemi Blaq, Femi Branch, Idowu ‘Iya Rainbow’ Philips, Ibrahim Chattah, Lizzy J, as well as Ifeanyi Kalu, Kelechi Udegbe, Mike Afolarin, Dami “Goldfish”Ogunsi, Tomi Ojo, Layi Wasabi, Onyinye Odokoro.


"Adire": FilmOne Productions ventures into the world of Originals

The film is is written by Jack’enneth Opukeme, of FilmOne Entertainment,  directed by renowned filmmaker, Adeoluwa ‘Captain Degzy’ Owu and has Emmanuel ‘Cinemmaofficial’ Igbekele Odihiri as Director of Photography.

Producer and FilmOne’s head of production, Mimi Bartels, expressed satisfaction, “Adire is developed by professionals in-house and has been a creative joy to work on. Cast and crew brought their A-game, assiduously contributing towards bringing the story to life,” said Bartels who was Nigeria’s highest-grossing producer of 2021. “What we intend to achieve is to tell a culturally-inspired and engaging story that would resonate with viewers from across different works of life and demographics. With the amount of work that has gone into this, I predict that it will be a household name, and we couldn’t be prouder,” she further assured.

FilmOne Entertainment is renowned for its co-productions in the recent past, with a filmography that arrays several blockbusters and award-winners, in the likes of Aki & PawpawFate of Alakada, Ghost and The Tout Too – all written and co-developed in-house; Prophetess, The Wedding Party franchise, and Sugar Rush, to mention a few. Hence, Adire is the company’s first solely produced film, ideated, developed and produced exclusively by its content team.

Adire is only the first in FilmOne’s slate of originals planned to be shot this year. Two other titles are scheduled to be completed before the end year.

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