Nigerian Film Industry "FilmOne" Begins Production

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Following the launch of the one million dollars film fund with China’s Huahua Media and South Africa’s Empire Entertainment, the Nigerian production and distribution company, FilmOne has reportedly begun production. According to a news report, FilmOne in 2019, declared that it be partnering with Nigeria's Corporate World Entertainment and Huahua on the first co-production between the two countries. 

Co-founder of FilmOne Moses Babatope, while speaking with international film website, Variety, revealed that ‘Kambili’, by director Kayode Kasum, will be the first of an expected slate of eight-10 films that the fund will co-finance. “The global appetite for Nigerian content is growing,” Babatope said. He also said that FilmOne is currently working on two high-end projects that he considers it's most ambitious yet.

The projects are ‘Greenland, about a young soccer player who follows the treacherous human trafficking route to reach Europe; and ‘Darling Biliqis’, a romantic drama based on a myth about the Biblical queen of Sheba. The entertainer believes both films will have broad international appeal and could hit the festival circuit in 2021. He added, “We believe that we are going to have an Oscar contender.”