YORUBA IS GOING and SOME OF US MUST HELP

Not a few who watched our new film SHAKABULA have called me on the need to shoot same film in English and of course shoot many more films in English.   I do, definitely. I have done a good number of movies in English and I think the genre has surpassed the Yoruba genre.   […]

Until we start celebrating WHAT HUMANITY REALLY  is…

More than many times, I have received invitations to be part of ‘the seminar of entrepreneurs’ and I have, most times, humbly declined. This is because I have always felt that the true source of riches, IN SOME INSTANCES, are not truly discussed. While there are very many hardworking entrepreneurs who have legitimate income, several […]

No excuse! You are responsible for your life!

5 little boys had sneaked to the Eden quarters of our film city. Guess what they were looking for without seeking permission. Sugarcane! They had come with cutlasses to secretly cut some and sneak back to their houses. The oldest among them must have been seven years.   “Cut the tallest. Not that one. The […]

NOT ALL OF US ARE CORRUPT

The other day at our International Film Tour when white men sat to watch our film SHAKABULA, I reconvinced myself that it is always good to start ,no matter how small.   He sat watched the film and bought some copies.( He didn’t buy in naira lol )   When I asked Pete if and […]

VIOLENCE breeds NO GOOD FRUITS

By OREOFE WILLIAMS   I went to the University during days of extreme violence. If the cults were not clashing, the activists were on the streets. I can’t count how many times,during examination, when we heard gunshots and our invigilators would have disappeared from the exam hall before we could open our eyes. We walked […]

IT IS NOT THE COLOUR: IT IS THE CULTURE

By Oreofe Williams Filmmaker, Nigeria   Dedicated to Tyler Perry   For many years I have seen Tyler Perry as one black American who would surprise his world. From his ingenuity of the ‘Madea’ character to his concentrated efforts towards contributing to the American Arts, this is obvious.   One thing that was obvious in […]

DO NOT GIVE UP ON AFRICAN PASTORS

Written by OREOFE WILLIAMS   (Although I am not a Pastor myself, I wrote this to one of my mentees who told me yesterday that he would never love any Pastor again)   Few years ago, we had so much desire to erect our own borehole at THE CITY OF TALENTS. For years, because I […]

THIS NONSENSE MUST STOP: THE CHURCH IS NOT A MARKET PLACE

When someone chooses to damage the church through pseudo-miracles and we point such out, it would be so unfair for anyone to think it is an attack against the church.   It is an insult on human intellectuality to watch five videos where the same miracle is staged only to read an interview where it […]