11th July, 2011
The Akran of Badagry, De Whenu Aholu Menutoyi 1, has confirmed that Aramotu, a film that scooped two categories at the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), for the coming 2011 Badagry Festival.
The monarch gave his approval when the festival’s planning committee paid a courtesy visit to his palace recently.
Mr. Babatunde Olaide Mesewako, president, Reinnansance Foundation, the organiser of the festival, said he deemed it fit to introduce the award wining movie because of its socio-cultural richness which is related to pre-independence history of the ancient city.
Speaking further on the festival, Mesewako said it has witnessed several name changes and had its first edition in 1999.
On bringing Aramotu to this year’s festival, the organising committee chairman said â€œthe idea of the film is the propagation of Africa’s cultural heritage and the festival we are celebrating is not far from the content of the film, that is, celebrating our cultural heritage and we strongly believe that it will give publicity to the festival and as well sell the movie to the outside world.
“Both the film and the festival are playing a complimentary role to each other and as well would make our children to value our culture the more.”
According to the organisers, the movie would be shown for four days; Saturday, 30 and Sunday, 31 July as well as Tuesday, 2 and Wednesday, 3 August, 2011.