Seun Oloketuyi documents Oyo political history with Adedibu’s biopic
By Oluwatope Lawanson
A scene from the biopic production
Founder of the Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, has announced plans to bring to the cinema, a new biopic based on the life of the late Chief Lamidi Adedibu.
Oloketuyi stated this in a statement on Friday in Lagos following the wrap up of the movie shot in some locations around Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
He said that the new movie titled ‘Adedibu, Alagbara Ibadan’ is about the life and times of Adedibu, his achievements and his impact in Oyo State and Nigeria.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a biopic is a film dramatising the life of a particular person, typically a public figure.
Oloketuyi, the producer of the biopic, described Adedibu as the strongman of Ibadan politics during his life time.
He said that he shot the biopic in keeping with his promise some months ago to make historically relevant movies that would document Nigeria’s rich history, preserve the nation’s stories in modern art forms and entertain audiences.
“This particular movie is dear to me because it is an answer to the need to keep Nigeria’s political history alive.
“Many of the people that are relevant to our political history as a nation are being forgotten, and no one is going to help us remember them. This is my own bit to ensure that it doesn’t happen.
“Adedibu made so much of an impact that we must not allow the memories of his time to be forgotten. This was what birthed the idea of ‘Adedibu, Alagbara Ibadan’,” he said.
The film billed for release in July 2022 featured Chief Lere Paimo who played the lead role of Adedibu.
It was directed by Abiodun Jimoh and also starred other actors such as: Dele Odule, Afeez, ‘Saka’ Oyetoro, Segun Arinze, Kayode ‘Aderupoko’ Olaiya.
Others include: Shushu Abubakar, Adekola ‘Kamilu Kompo’ Tijani, and Taiwo Ibikunle. (NAN)