Documentary on Yoruba culture features Ooni Of Ife, Femi Kuti
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and legendary music icon, Femi Kuti, have featured in a Yoruba Documentary, Bigger than African by US-based Nigerian Filmmaker, Toyin Adekeye.
The project debuted last week on Netflix but was premiered at a private screening, at the freedom park in Lagos.
At the event, media practitioners and arts inclined personalities praised Adekeye for promoting African culture and noteworthy individuals globally.
The documentary which is meant to spotlight the historical influence of Yoruba culture and how it transcends continents and connects the black diaspora was described as a necessary legacy for the Yoruba heritage.
The documentary also featured late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and other Yoruba culture enthusiasts.
Since it’s debut, the documentary has continued to receive widespread recognition and has screened at several film festivals, including Charlotte Black Film Festival, AFI World Film Initiative, Cannies and Silicon Valley African Film Festival.
Other traditional leaders and prominent figures mentioned in the documentary include Alaketu of Ketu, King of Port Novo, Olusegun Obasanjo, Wole Soyinka, Wande Abimbola, Nike Okundaye and Fayemi Elebuibon.