Undoubtedly, without the parson saying action and cut in the movie industry in the world, obviously the films may be meaningless, which means movie directors play a crucial role in making good movies. However, in the Yoruba movie industry, there are several directors who have worked greatly for themselves in the industry and also helped the industry get to where it is today, but they are nowhere to be found now as new talents have taken over. Without wasting time, the focus today is to spotlight the 10 hottest Yoruba movie directors currently rocking the industry. They are:
The respected movie director got into the industry several years ago and he has since been great in what puts food on his table. Though, he is a core director but he sometimes features in some movie. The Lagos state based dude operates from Ibadan movie scene and presently, he is number one director from that side.
Another great movie director on the list is a veteran movie director, Abbey Lanre. He delved into the industry many decades ago doing the good for himself. Abbey is the co-founder of Lagos number one Yoruba Movie caucus known as Odunifa caucus together with Taiwo Hassan Ogogo and Yinka Quadri. The great Abbey Lanre has solely been directing all the movies emanating from the caucus which he is constantly still doing.
Though, he is young but very creative Okiki Afolayan is another fantastic director that the industry will not forget in haste. This is because, despite his age, he directs big budget movies that one doubt him if he actually directed it. He is very talented and presently the hottest.
Another young and talented director in the industry is the director of Oyenusi by Sarafadeen Olabode. His name is Seun Olaiya. The Ibadan based director directs virtually all the award winning movies from Sarafadeen Olabode and some other movies produced in Ibadan.
For those of you who have seen a new movie from the stable of Yomi Fabiyi titled Metomi, you will agree with us that the flick was fantastic. The film was directed by Taiwo Oduala who has quietly been directing many blockbuster movies. He is a veteran and a senior member of Director Guild of Nigeria.
The next on this list is a renowned actor cum director, Tope Adebayo. The charismatic dude has so many things working for him in the industry. He is one of the sons of veteran actor, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello who are doing well in the industry. Tope directs virtually all the movies producing by his family especially from his brother, Femi Adebayo.
Apart from the fact that this Iseyin, Osun State-born Tunde Ola Yusuf is an actor, he is also a great director rocking the scene in Ibadan Oyo State. Tunde, who is former Chelsea FC manager, Jose Mourinho’s diehard fan lately directed some blockbusters including Father in-law, Ruth Abokoku, Tomori and others and these has made him a force to reckon with presently in the industry.
For the young producers especially those in Ibadan, Paul Abiola Bogunbe is their main director and the easy going dude has on several occasions proved himself as a professional. He is currently among the directors shaking the industry.
For Kunle Afod, he is known as a fantastic actor, producer and movie director. Apart from the fact that he is the director of his own movies, he also directs the projects of Legacy caucus which he is the boss of the caucus.
Lastly on this list is popular Abeokuta based producer, actor cum director, Segun Ogungbe aside the fact that Odunlade Adekola also directs some movies from the zone, Segun is the major director producers rush to in Abeokuta.