Adeyemi Afolayan Ade Love's "Taxi Driver," "Kadara" to return this Christmas

In celebration of the legendary Adeyemi Afolayan 20 years after his death, his movies "Taxi Driver" and "Kadara" will premiere in cinemas.

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In commemoration of the life, legacy and works of the late filmmaker, Adeyemi Afolayan AKA Ade Love, his movies "Taxi Driver" and "Kadara" will premiere in December and January.

A 20th remembrance ceremony of the filmmaker will hold on December 15, 2016, at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, hosting distinguished guests, actors and industry practitioners.

Celebrating his works, his movie "Kadara" (Destiny) which was first released in 1980 will officially premiere.

Still in celebration of the life and legacy of the late filmmaker, the Ade Love Film Week will feature screenings of "Kadara" and "Taxi Driver" throughout the festive season at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.

Adeyemi Afolayan play

Adeyemi Afolayan

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The movies will also screen at the Lagos Airport Hotel Off Awolowo Way, Ikeja,  Silverbird Cinemas, Film House cinemas, Genesis Deluxe, Kada, Viva and other cinemas across the nation.

About "Taxi Driver" 1983

A taxi driver whose estrangement from his wife complicates a series of challenges he faces with his only son. He meets and falls in love with a young lady under the most unusual of circumstances and his life although fraught with challenges sets a turn for positive change. Taxi Driver is a raw reflection and light satire of its time. 

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The 1983 movie stars Adeyemi Afolayan alongside Lanre Hassan, Salami Adebayo, Charles Olumo among others.

About "Taxi Driver 2"

After Tunde Samuel's sordid experiences as a young Taxi Driver, he takes on the mantle of moral restoration in cleaning up the society of its criminal aspects. The former Taxi Driver becomes an undercover policeman, beneath the guise of yet another ordinary Taxi Driver.

Synopsis for "Kadara" 1980

When the culture of a kingdom dictates that in finding the most suitable man for the beautiful princess of the kingdom, the man must emerge champion of a collective, non-discriminatory wrestling contest. Kadara is a charming and swooning tale of rivalry between a handsome and endearing farmer and a brutish man of considerable wealth for the hand of the most beautiful princess in the entire Kingdom!

play A scene from "Kadara"

 

Adeyemi Afolayan was popularly known as Ade Love. A Nigerian film actor, director and producer, he was the brother of actress Toyin Afolayan.

He was also the father of filmmakers Kunle Afolayan, Gabriel Afolayan, Moji Afolayan and Aremu Afolayan.

Ade Love was also popular for the 1976 "Ajani Ogun."

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