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“Dear John” Stanlee Ohikhuare's son debuts first movie

David Ohikhuare walks in his father's footsteps and directs his first short film featuring a cast made up of his family members.

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David Ohikhuare, son of award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer Stanlee Ohikhuare has released his first film titled “Dear John”.

The nine-year-old filmmaker is already making waves as he recently won the award for Best Movie by a Kid at the Realtime International Film Festival held in Lagos in September, 2016.

“Dear John” play

“Dear John”



“Dear John” directed by the young Ohikhuare starts off with a young boy, Duval writing a letter to his friend and brother named John. The letter is read aloud as he puts his pen to paper and recounts the events that occur when he was a toddler and a scorpion snuck into his home.

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David Ohikhuare as a toddler

(Instagram/Stanlee Ohikhuare )


The short film produced by his father features a cast made up of his family including the film director, his father, and his siblings: Daniel Ohikhuare, Stephanie Ohikhuare and Stacy Ohikhuare.

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The movie has already been chosen for five other international film festivals, according to information shared on the senior Ohikhuare’s YouTube page.

Stanlee and David Ohikhuare play

Father and son: Stanlee and David Ohikhuare



Stanlee Aideloje Ohikhuare known as Stanlee Ohikhuare in the Nigerian film industry is a talented filmmaker, who is popular for his short films, thrillers and stunts. The award-winning cinematographer wears many hats; he is also a visual effects creator, video editor, 3D animator and a stunts director.

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