Virtually everyone in the Yoruba movie field have turned producers, however, there are a few of them who are extraordinarily creative. Their previous and present production speaks volume for them. Today, Yorubamoviegist.com presents 10 creative producers rocking Yoruba movie industry. They are:
Sharafadeen Olabode is a doyen of movie production. This is because of the quality of films he has produced and they are back to back hit projects. The highly creative movie producer got into acting industry a couple of years ago and he has done so much for himself. He is the producer of these fantastic movies Aye Kooto, Aye Tuntun, Aye Labawo, Aye Loja and Oyenusi. Having not rest on his oars, Sharafadeen recently produced another hit titled Omo Nla which featured Sanyeri and many other artistes.
For Ademola Adelakun, he is known as a music producer and a promoter. Not everyone is aware that the astute artistes’ promoter is also a movie producer. He is the producer of these hit movies like Oyenusi and Ishola Folorunsho.
Muyiwa Ademola is a well-known actor, producer and a movie director who has been in the industry for close to 2 decades. Muyiwa rose to fame in 1997 when he produced a movie titled Etutu Emi. The movie became popular and it ultimately made him a movie star to reckon. Shortly after that, Muyiwa released other fantastic movies such as Aderonke, Ori Oke, Akinkanju, Iyonu Olorun, Ogo Osupa, Ori, JJ, Ile, Omi Anu, Alapadupe, Owo Okuta, Akanmu Abogunloko, Ona Wura, Iyo Aye and Igba Iwase.
Femi Adebayo right now is another lucky man in the industry. The Ilorin Kwara State-born Lawyer turned actor recently became a Special Adviser to the Kwara State Governor on Arts, Cultural and Tourism. Jelili Oniso star is another movie producer in the industry that cannot be underrated. Some of his hit movies include Jelili, Alade Owala, Sonto Alapata, Ile Alayo, AAA and Gbewiri Meta. His recent movie that will hit your screen soon is titled Kodi Ologbon Aye.
Yomi Fabiyi is a dynamic actor and producer who emanated from the number one Yoruba movie caucus in Lagos known as Odufa caucus owned by Yinka Quadri, Taiwo Hassan Ogogo and Abbey Lanre. He has produced five interesting movies including his debut production Omi Adagun which he shot in 2005. The Abeokuta Ogun State-born thespian also produced Metomi, Ona Abayo, Mofe and Father Moses. He is married to a British woman.
From Sunday Dagboru, Monday Omo Adugbo and Alani Pomolekun, Odunlade Adekola has been the toast of the industry. He has featured in so many movies and also directed them. Recently, Ekiti State-born Abeokuta, Ogun State-based actor released a movie titled Samu Alajo.
If you are very conversant with the movies emanating from the stable of sexy actress, Iyabo Ojo, you will agree with us that the mother of 2 has delved into English movie productions after she shot a movie titled Arinzo. However, the Fespris boss has just produced other thrilling films including Black Val, Silence and Astray which featured Sean Tizzle.
Kemi Afolabi Adefunwa is another actress cum producer that can never be toyed with in the industry when it comes to script interpretation. The Ayepe Ijebu, Ogun State-born mother of one has also tried in the aspect of producing movies. She is the producer of a multimillion naira flick titled Ajantala and she is currently warming up to shoot another one titled Mo’dorisha.
Call her Iya Alalake, and then you will know what we are talking about. In the past, Fathia Balogun has released a lot of good movies. The Edo/Delta State-born Yoruba Actress recently released a flick titled Iya Alalake. She also produced Sijuwade, an epic movie that will be released soon.
TAMILORE OJO MARTINS
In Ibadan movie industry, Tamilore Ojo Martins has been carved a unique niche for herself that anyone can’t put her aside when the names of creative script writers are mentioned. The sexy mother of 3 produced Alapa,God Mother,Omo Ekun, Oku Aye and Vengeance.