Late Highlife icon, Fatai Rolling Dolla, will resurrect in the debut movie of actress and producer, Funmi Fiberesima.
The new movie titled Onikola, according to Funmi, is about genital mutilation. She said the movie deals with the harmful side effects of female circumcision without flogging the viewers over the head with the message.
“Onikola is a very entertaining-romantic movie complete with all the elements that bring it home as a unique and entertaining flick. It is the kind of movie that would make us proud in our heritage and provoke the minds of Africans to think about the evil of female circumcision,” Funmi said.
She added that the movie weaves a blend of iconic and traditional scenes with compelling story of love without losing sight of the issue, and promises to meet the expectations of the Yoruba movie goers.
Shot in Iseyin, Oyo State, Onikola was written by Gbenga Adesanya, Steve Anu Adesemoye and Abosede Oshin. It also features Funmi Fiberesima; Dejumo Lewis; Ara, the female drummer; Sunday Afolabi, Ronke Ojo, Ibrahim Chatta, Muyiwa Londoner and Yinka Salau alongside his colleagues from the Next Movie Star reality show.
The movie will be released in cinemas before the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Symbol of Greatness Team, a non-government organisation, plans to hold a three-day concert in honour of the late highlife music icon, Prince Olayiwola Fatai Olagungu, known as Fatai Rolling Dollar.
The president of the group, Seyi Ibitoye said the association had planned to celebrate Fatai Rolling Dollar’s 60 years of active music on stage before his death on 12 June.
Ibitoye said the group is now set to hold a tribute concert in honour of the late musician from Friday, 30 August to Sunday, 1 September.
While a candlelight night is billed to hold on Friday in African Shrine, a tribute match between members of Performing Musicians Employee Association of Nigeria and Nollywood is expected to hold the next day at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Also scheduled to hold in honour of the late musician is the launch of a music foundation, the pet project of the musician before his death, fundraising and award ceremony, at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Ibitoye said the presentation of the awards will be done by Alhaja Abimbola Zainab Olagunju, the youngest wife of the late Juju music icon,
He added that the music school is built to immortalise the late musician,disclosing that the musician had started the music foundation project in his lifetime with the aim of giving back to the society.
“Fatai Rolling Dollar decided to build a music school where aspiring musicians can come and learn good music and be trained to use various musical instruments. Unfortunately, he died before the completion of the project which is sited in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
“Even though he is gone his legacy lives on. That is why we as a team deem it fit not to stop the project. Even his death is a motivating factor for us. Corporate organisations and Individuals should come and support this legend’s dream,” Ibitoye said.
Source: PM News
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