Nigerian music, films making wave abroad
By Bamidele Kolawole
P opular producer, Festus Adewale Alonge, a.k.a Omoloju Olodumare, has said that Nigeria entertainment industry of nowadays cannot be compared with yester years.
He described the industry today as making waves abroad.
During an interview with Friday Extravaganza, he noted that people are travelling abroad to seek for more knowledge on how to make their production better.
Alonge, the CEO of Omoloju Productions International Limited stated that Nigeria entertainment industry is improving everyday. He added that many foreign countries nowadays listen to Nigerian music and watch Nigerian films, adding that it is exciting when they see other races watching their movies.
He gave kudos to entertainers that are doing great in the industry, promising to always render his best to make the industry better.
About his movie production scenes in Nigeria and abroad,, Alonge said, “the equipment abroad is a lot better than Nigerias. There are beautiful locations there as well.”
According to him, “as a Producer I can say it is something good and enjoyable because a lot of people will see your name as a producer and love to work or do business with you.”
Alonge is a Nigerian, cultural ambassador, an International broadcaster/presenter, event manager, MC, movie producer, films and music promoter which strives to promote the culture of Yoruba.”It is painful to see many people who are unable to speak their mother tongue and that’s what drives me to do what I am doing.”
“Everybody has a creator that fights for him or her, when you treat others well there is a good reward and when you treat others badly remember that karma is true. What goes around comes around.
What happens in life is not based on destiny in most cases, our characters and attitude affect how our destiny is delivered.”
He noted that it was not easy when he started, but with the help of God he was able to stand out among his colleagues.
“I started as a broadcaster and actor and still practicing them till now. It was on the way that I started productions. I started producing, and promoting films and music in the year 2017, and I have produced two movies titled Omoloju and Eleda Opo.”
The movie showed that one should never allow a family background to be an issue in marriage because no one knows which relationship can last forever. Also, never consider age as a barrier in marriage.”
He mentioned some of the challenges he encountered at his early stage to include financial problem, saying it was not easy to gather money for production.
Alonge said that many African movies, especially in Nollywood, speak about culture, tradition and morals.”The movies enlighten us about good character and expectations from society about good living,” he added.
In his words, he loved to watch movies, travelling and hangout with friends at his leisure time.
I think people are happy with what they hear or see, If they couldn’t meet up with people expectation, most of them would have been forgotten. The world is growing and people are following new things.
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