17th December, 2010
London-based entertainment promoter and Chief Executive Officer of MalioÂ Â Entertainment, Ademola Olanibi, has said that his mission in the Nigerian movieÂ Â industry is to make quality movies that will unveil the rich Yoruba culture and atÂ Â the same time, give established foreign film makers a run for their money.
General Merchant, as Olanibi is fondly called, revealed that for many years, he hasÂ Â studied the Nigerian movie industry and discovered that its major bane is the factÂ Â that film makers are always in a haste while on location.
He, however, blamed this on lack of proper funds or resources needed to make a worldÂ Â class flick.
The easy-going dude argued that if square pegs are placed in square holes, the skyÂ Â will definitely be the starting point for Nigerian movies.
â€œI have travelled far and wide, but Iâ€™m proud to tell you that no country can matchÂ Â our rich culture in Nigeria. The natural resources like good locations are alreadyÂ Â there for us, so it is left to maximise the privilege,â€ Olanibi noted.
Malio Entertainment recently unveiled three music acts in its stable, but when askedÂ Â why the outfit is yet to hit the shelves with a movie, he said â€œI canâ€™t shoot a lowÂ Â budget film because it will underrate my status. I learnt that some people shootÂ forÂ as low as N300,000 or there about in Nigeria, but I can tell you that such filmÂ Â cannot go anywhere internationally. The international market is my target, so IÂ haveÂ to put things in the right perspectives to achieve that conveniently. All IÂ want nowÂ is good indigenous script.â€