Kunle Afolayan: Collaborations in Nollywood lead to problems


Kunle Afolayan

Popular award-winning filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, has revealed why he is wary of collaborations with other filmmakers in Nollywood.

The filmmaker made the revelation during a panel session hosted by the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).

Afolayan spoke at the session which also had top film executives Mo Abudu and Bolanle Austen-Peters.

The discussion was centred on producing Nollywood blockbusters.

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According to Afolayan, collaborations in Nollywood often always lead to problems, which he tries to avoid by sticking with like minds.

“For me, I take my time, I don’t like problems. We all share different visions sometimes as creatives and the way we think is also very different,” the filmmaker said.

“I don’t like to just talk to money bags. I don’t want someone who is just going to say what does it cost to make a film? I don’t like those things and those are the kind of things you get.

“Tunde Kelani and I have partnered on several levels. In fact, the last two films I was part of it as EP and actor. I collaborate with people who speak the same language.”

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