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Kunle Afolayan CEO BoI visits producer's movie set

The entrepreneur stormed the popular Inagbe Grand Resorts & Leisure, Lagos, where he’s currently on location shooting his latest movie, "The CEO".

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Nollywood actor and producer, Kunle Afolayan and his team were visited by the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Industry,BoI, Mr. Olaoluwa Rasheed.

Read: Kunle Afolayan, cast assemble for reading session [Photo]

The entrepreneur stormed the popular Inagbe Grand Resorts & Leisure, Lagos, where he’s currently on location shooting his latest movie, "The CEO".

The BoI boss was at the place to show solidarity as well as appreciate the level of progress that the award-winning filmmaker has recorded since he started shooting his latest film two weeks ago.

The bank is one of the major financiers of the project.

Briefing Mr. Rasheed, on the progress he has recorded so far, Afolayan said, the team will be moving to Nairobi, Kenya, and South Africa to shoot some scenes soon.

He said, his new film will lead a revolution in African cinema, adding; “It is no longer about Nigeria, it is taking Africa to the world.”

Responding, Mr. Olaoluwa said the bank is proud to be associated with Kunle Afolayan, who he describes as a pace-setter in the movie industry in Africa.

“We are proud that you are a pace setter in this regard. You have done very successful productions in the past. We have no doubt that this film is going to be a blast."

According to him, being the first beneficiary of the NollyFund, which the bank introduced recently to support film makers and to take the industry to the next level, Mr Rasheed has no doubt that Kunle's new film will raise the bar in African cinema.

Speaking further, Mr Rasheed said, while the bank is still working on actualizing the community cinema project to boost film distribution in the country, BoI is also planning to support the establishments of international quality movie studios in Nigeria.

"At the bank of industry, we have decided that Nollywood should be supported and very strongly for us to move to the next level."

Read: Tunde Kelani, Angelique Kidjo, more at 'The CEO' press release

The cast of The CEO include Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, entertainer and activist from Benin, Angélique Kidjo; Haitan actor and model, Jimmy Jean-Louis, best known for his role as 'The Haitan' on the NBC television series 'Heroes'; consummate actor, and founder of the New Nigeria Cinema movement, Wale Ojo; French-Ivorian actress and model, Aurelie Eliam; South African actor and presenter, Nicolaos Panagiotopoulos; Nigerian actress, Kemi Lala Akindoju; Moroccan star, Fatim Layachi; Kenyan actor, Peter King, and Nigerian actress, Hilda Dokubo among others

See Pulse video for behind the scene shots of 'Baby Jowo' directed by Kunle Afolayan.

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Behind The Scene Of Victor Olaiya's 'Baby Jowo' -Directed by KUNLE AFOLAYAN

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