7th February, 2014
Onikola, the debut production effort of entertainment entrepreneur Funmi Fiberesima, is set to be released soon.
The movie which revolves around the harmful side effects of female genital mutilation this month, according to Funmi, will coincide with this year’s ‘World Circumcision Day’ which was on 6 February.
Shedding more light on the movie, Funmi, who aspires to be the Nigerian Tyler Perry said the movie portrays the ill effects of female genital mutilation and its eradication.
“This movie will be another plus for Nollywood, especially now that the nation is preaching the gospel of “Child not Bride”. Onikola is a movie that will blow the minds of movie bluffs,” Funmi said.
Onikola, shot in Iseyin, Oyo State weaves a blend of iconic and traditional scenes with a compelling story of love without losing sight of the issue. It was directed by Dotun Taylor and written by Gbenga Adesanya, Steve Anu Adesemoye and Abosede Oshin.
Onikola features some of the industry heavyweights including Dejumo Lewis, Ara, Sunday Afolabi, Ronke Oshodi Oke, Ibrahim Chatta and Funmi herself. The movie also featured the late Fatai Rolling Dollar and a host of other emerging acts.