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Tunde Kelani directs the part of a LTV reporter

Today, we reconnected with Tunde Kelani’s roots in television when shooting moved to the LTV (Lagos Television) headquarters in Ikeja to film scenes of Kashimawo’s interview. Working on bond for NTV (Nigerian Television) in 1976 allowed Kelani to complete his certificate in filmmaking at London Film School. His early career in broadcasting cemented professional bonds, some of which have lasted for more than 30 years.

Crew-to-cast transformations: Joy Akalu (Wardrobe) , Dare Obadeyi (Spark), and Becky Olorunpomi (Continuity) as television technicians

Crew-to-cast transformations: Joy Akalu (Wardrobe) , Dare Obadeyi (Spark), and Becky Olorunpomi (Continuity) as television technicians

Outside his cinema work, Kelani also independently develops programming for television. His latest project for the small screen was Arambada (Yoruba for “Things that I would have loved to do”), a talk show that aired on LTV on Sunday afternoons in 2000–2002.

The afternoon was spent reshooting the scene of Kashimawo in the make-up chair (the very first scene shot in Lagos) after Bukky Ogunnote had to transfer the role of Dolapo to Tamilore Kuboye as a result of a scheduling conflict.

Titi Ogundipe (as Make-up Artist) and Wole Ojo (as Kashimawo)

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Lafenwa Abbatoir

This morning, we finally bid farewell to the Lafenwa Abattoir, and to the 200 cows slaughtered there daily.  The crew-to-cast transformation trend continued with Production Manager Jamiu Shoyode (as Gentleman #1 ) and Production Assistant Bamidele Bolanle Suraj (as a butcher). We wrapped the complicated sequence in which Ma’ami and Young Kashimawo visit the butcher stalls in six takes, a rarity for the meticulous Kelani.

Jamiu Shoyode (as Gentleman #1), Bamidele Bolanle Suraj (as a butcher), and Funke Akindele (as Ma'ami)

 

Tunji Afolayan (Props) sets up a market inside Lafenwa Abbatoir

Tunde Kelani directs Funke Akindele (as Ma'ami) and Ayomide Abatti (as Young Kashimawo)

Production Manager Jamiu Shoyode (as Gentleman #1 )

Production Assistant Bamidele Bolanle Suraj (as a butcher)

Adejare Adeniregun (First Assistant Director) directs Production Assistant Bamidele Bolanle Suraj (as a butcher) and Funke Akindele (as Ma'ami)

Funke Akindele (as Ma'ami)

Tunde Kelani beams after wrapping the scene

 

The fast-paced schedule continued to the early evening as cast and crew completed four other critical scenes, including a daring stunt that you’ll have to witness when Ma’ami opens in theaters. Cast and crew hope to replicate the same level of productivity in the next few days before Funke Akindele departs the production on Thursday.

 

The crew sets up alongside a road

Funke Akindele (as Ma'ami) and Ayomide Abatti (as Young Kashimawo) run to catch a taxi

Funke Akindele (as Ma'ami) and Ayomide Abatti (as Young Kashimawo) on board a danfo

 

 

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