By Taiye Olayemi
Lagos, Jan. 20, 2022 (NAN) A Biopic of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state is set to be premiered Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 to a selected audience of 200 persons at Transcorp Hotel Abuja after a week of being postponed.
Seun Oloketuyi, Producer of the Biopic disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during an interview session in Lagos.
He said the Biopic was entitled “Yahaya the White Lion” which chronicled his life and achievements so far.
” Many times as Africans, we tell the stories of our heroes, our people and our leaders long after they are gone, when it is no longer of relevance to them. This, in many ways, prevents people from learning the lessons of history.
” Governor Yahaya Bello, has changed that standard as a movie chronicling his life and achievements so far has been made and is set to premiere on Saturday, January 22 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.
” We made this biopic not just to entertain as films do, but to put history on record.
” And we could not have done it at a better time, as our actors had the opportunity to draw inspiration from the real-life characters without having to base their knowledge on second-hand tales.
” The principal photography had kicked off in the third week of September 2021 in different locations around Kogi State including Lokoja, and Lagos State, the movie trailer, released in December saw film lovers applaud the choice of a stellar cast,” he said.
According to Oloketuyi, Governor Yahaya Bello was played by the unrivalled Ali Nuhu with Roseanne Chikwendu as Rashidat Bello, Kogi State First Lady.
He said the movie was directed by Tunde Laoye as it also starred other industry notables like Gbenga Adeyinka D 1st, Aishat Lawal and others.
” So many things have been said about the man, Governor Yahaya Bello, and so much is still unknown about who he really is.
” This movie is an attempt to bring out the facts on the man, his background, growth and rise in politics and his ambition.
” It is basically to set the record straight about the gentleman, and make sure history has the right facts,” he said. (NAN)