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Director Debola Ogunshina on Mofe Ni Mofe and Filmmaking in Nigeria

Debola Ogunshina belongs to a growing class of filmmakers looking to rewrite the narrative about Yoruba language films. No more is the quantity-first approach that meant (and still means) little or no regard for scriptwriting, cinematography and performance. These young men and women are out to prove that the indigenous language is not the anchor it’s perceived to be; instead, it’s an invitation to worlds commonly underseen or disregarded. With Mofe Ni Mofe, Debola Ogunshina spins a famous romantic trope on its head and tells a story that’s altogether thoughtful and refreshing. In an interview with Filmkaku, the director delved deeper into the making of his debut cinema release and his experiences in the film industry: Welcome to Filmkaku, Mr. Adebola Ogunshina. Thank you. Tell us a bit about your filmmaking background. How did you get into film? I got into film because I wanted to make more money. I…

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