The much-awaited movie, “Yahaya, the White Lion”, will be premiered on January 15th 2022 in Abuja, Daily Trust has gathered.
The movie, to be premier at Transcorp, Abuja, was shot in Lokoja and Lagos, featuring popular high profile movie stars like Ali Nuhu, Segun Arinze, Jide Kosoko, Bola Ninolowo, Gbenga Adeyinka, Aishat Lawal, among others.
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The producer of the movie, Mr Seun Oloketuyi, said the concept of the movie was centred on the true personality of the current Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
“We decided to shoot ‘Yahaya the White Lion’ movie for a lot of reasons
“In today’s Nigeria, Governor Yahaya Bello is one of the most talked-about governors; some people hate him with passion and those who love him, do so to the extreme.
“There are a lot of interesting things that we did research about him, how he became governor, he did not become a governor like other people; his age and the way he has been able to stand against god Fathers in the state.
“You will agree with me that godfatherism is the major issue in Nigeria politics and his gut to venture into presidential ambition is another thing; and despite that fact, a lot of people sees his presidential ambition as a joke.
“He has stood his ground to continue doing what he believes in. This is one of the reasons we decided to shoot the movie, ‘Yahaya Bello, the White Lion.”
The executive producer hinted further that, before now, he had produced several movies that are currently trending in the cinemas.
“We have done five movies in the last five years, we have even taken our movie to the cinema successfully, some of which are ‘Bloggers wife,’ ‘Wetin Women Want’ and a host of others,” he said.