In a recent exclusive interview, acclaimed filmmaker Ololade Tijani Ebong provided captivating insights into her upcoming movie, "Ogeere," promising viewers an unforgettable cinematic experience.
When asked about the essence of "Ogeere," Ololade described it as a captivating romantic drama that combines thrilling elements with entertainment, emotions, and valuable lessons.
She emphasized its connection to Yoruba culture and values, calling it a folkloric journey that rekindles the essence of tradition. Ololade believes "Ogeere" is not just a movie but a conduit to educate and enlighten audiences, especially the younger generation, about the rich cultural heritage of the Yoruba people. She hinted at a powerful and compelling storyline that embodies the qualities of an excellent movie, regardless of its language.
Regarding the intriguing title, "Ogeere," Ololade encouraged viewers to watch the film to fully grasp its significance within the context of the story. She alluded to its cultural relevance, particularly for Yoruba speakers.
Ololade proudly unveiled the star-studded cast of "Ogeere," featuring Nollywood veterans and legends such as Jide Kosoko, Kola Oyewo, Dele Idule, Yinka Quadri, Iya Awero, Clarion Chukwura, Olaiya Kayode (Aderopoko), Peju Ogunmola, and Peter Fatomilola, among others.
She also highlighted the inclusion of emerging talents, explaining her commitment to providing opportunities for fresh faces in the industry. Despite security challenges during filming, she praised the dedication of the casts and crew members
Most especially the veteran actors who braved security concerns to contribute their expertise to the film, citing examples of Uncle Yinka and Uncle Jide Kosoko's unwavering commitment. She humorously recalled the actors joking about being "lured" to the set by Damola Olatunji's mysterious charm. Ololade acknowledged that the presence of these industry legends elevated the film's quality, making it a unique and special project.
When asked what viewers should anticipate from "Ogeere," Ololade emphasized that audiences could expect an engaging storyline, seamless chemistry among the cast, exceptional professionalism, and the authentic language of the movie. With these elements, "Ogeere" promises to be a cinematic masterpiece that will leave a lasting impact on its viewers.
"Ogeere" is undoubtedly a film to watch out for, blending tradition and contemporary storytelling to create a cinematic gem that celebrates culture and entertainment. This highly anticipated movie "Ogeere" Just won an award at the Worldfest Houston Film Festival 2023 and it also got nomination at the AMVCA 2023.
Directed by Damola Olatunji and Ololade Tijani-Ebong, the movie 'Ogeere' will be distributed by BluePictures and is set to hit cinemas on 22nd December 2023.