Kehinde Bankole takes on her next lead role in ‘Adire’


The film is the first original production from FilmOne Entertainment, developed and produced exclusively by the company, which is behind such impressive titles as Here and papaya, Alakada Fate, Ghost, the reseller, Prophetessand the wedding party.

Written by Jack’enneth Opukemethe film revolves around a young fashion entrepreneur who, having previously worked as a prostitute, must deal with the consequences of her past.

Opukeme describes the film as “a theatrical portrayal of the struggles of young women in today’s world, performed by actors who resonated with its message and were generous enough to allow their vulnerability to lend authenticity to their unreserved emotions, humor and overall greatness” .

The film is directed by Adeoluwa ‘Captain Degzy’ Owuwho previously served as the cinematographer for Netflix series like shanty town (2023), Far from home (2022), and the film the griot (2021). Owu is also set to direct the next movie. what nobody knows. Emmanuel Igbekele Odihiri he serves as the film’s cinematographer.

the cast of Adire includes Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Kelechi Udegbe, Femi Branch, yemi blaq, Tommy eye, mike afolin, Ifeanyi Kalu, Ibrahim Chatta, lizzy jay, Idowu Phillips, yvonne jeguede, Jack’enneth Opukemeand Layi Wasabi, an online comedian making his feature film debut. Shot at multiple locations in Ibadan, shooting for the movie. ended last August.

Bankole’s titular role in Adire It comes after Esteban Biodun‘s sister (2022), where he also plays the main character. The film currently holds the number one position on Prime Video Naija and has been met with great acclaim.


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