Funmi Iyanda’s debut movie, walking with shadows premieres in Lagos Nigeria
Media Icon, Funmi Iyanda, will on November 14 premiere her debut movie, ‘Walking with Shadows’, at the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF), at Filmhouse Cinema, Oniru, Lagos.
The movie is produced by her company, OYA Media, in collaboration with The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), was premiered at the BFI London Film Festival on October 9.
BFI London Film Festival was founded in 1953 and holds in the United Kingdom annually with cooperation from the British Film Institute.
Directed by British filmmaker, Aoife O’Kelly, Walking with Shadows, stars Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Ozzy Agu, Zainab Balogun and Funsho Adeolu among others.
The movie is a screen adaptation of a Jude Dibia novel published in 2005.
It follows Adrian Ebele Njoko, a married executive whose sexuality is exposed by a disgruntled colleague causing an impact on his family.
Funmi Iyanda said: “Through the unique way the plot unfolds, the film fully explores many pressing societal issues and promotes the importance of self-discovery and acceptance in a cultural society.
“It is an honor to premiere this movie at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. We are definitely thrilled by the opportunity to share this with the international community and hope they are inspired by it as much as we are.”