Tunde Kelani Set To Direct Film Based On Fuji Legend Ayinde Barrister
The movie will focus on the music legend’s contribution to the Fuji music genre.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Tunde Kelani, a veteran director, has revealed plans to develop a new film about late Fuji legend Ayinde Barrister.
Kelani recently disclosed plans for the new project during the grand conclusion of a festival honoring the musician’s life and accomplishments.
The movie producer added at the ceremony that the next production, informally named ‘Sikiru Ayinde Barrister,’ will assist highlight the late musician’s role to Fuji music’s progress.
“My decision is irreversible. Barrister deserves to be so immortalised because of his numerous works which still set the pace for living fuji musicians in the market,” Kelani said
Ayinde Barrister, born Sikiru Ayinde Balogun, died in the United Kingdom on December 16, 2010, following a brief struggle with an unidentified disease.
Kelani’s news follows the success of ‘Ayinla,’ a biopic on late Apala singer Ayinla Omowura, which received favorable reviews. It received numerous AMAA nominations in 2021, months following its theatrical breakthrough.
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