Why I’m against child marriage – Movie producer, Akinlaja Kofoworola
By Rita Chioma,
At 21, pretty and talented, Akinlaja Kofoworola is unarguably one of the youngest movie producers Nollywood can boast of.
The budding actress and young producer of a new flick, Aito, shares with Allure Vanguard her experience bringing together top Yoruba actors to be her in movie, as well as plans to settle down at 25.
“It wasn’t easy bringing the likes of Yinka Quadri, Ayo Mogaji, Yetude Wunmi, Okunnu, Toyin Adegbola, Kunle Afod, No Network on one set. But God did it. Thank God for my father, who sponsored the project.
However, my major challenge has been trying to juggle my career and my education because I started acting when I was in SSS 2. Now I’m 21.
The movie Aito, is centered on the issue of Child Marriage over the world but basically with the settings of a Yoruba Culture. The movie shows the impact of early or child marriages and how they affect our society,” she asserted.
When further asked when she plans to get married, Kofoworola said: “Marriage should be from the minimum age of 18 years and I wish to settle down when I am 25 years. That’s by God’s grace. For now, I’m not in any relationship, I just want to face my education and career. I pray for a God fearing man, career oriented and well ducated. God should give me my own husband,” she said.
Giving more details about the movie premiere, the young actress said: “I have a passion for everything, from fashion, to producing and cinematography. In the film and production, there are so many jobs in pre-production, on set, and post-production. You have to do a lot of work you didn’t bargain for and you have no choice than to do it. The premiere is proudly supported by Wema bank.
I was inspired by the things happening in our present day society. Aito premieres at LTV 8, Multipurpose hall, Ikeja. Date: March 4th,Sunday 2018
Performance by Alhaji Pasuma AKA Oga Nla. Master of ceremony by Ronke Oshodi Oke.”