After one year of anticipation, the latest movie from Nigeria’s iconic Tunde Kelani is set to hit the cinemas. ‘Dazzling Mirage’ will premiere on 7 November at the Muson Centre in Onikan, Lagos.
The love story is written by Ade Solanke and is an adaptation of Yinka Egbokhare’s novel of the same title. It traces the life of a sickle cell sufferer, running through betrayal and denial, but focused on helping the public understand what sickle cell really means, for the people affected by it.
“Dazzling Mirage is an inspiring story centred on a young advertising executive,” Kelani says. “This talented beautiful lady living with sickle cell disorder, Funmiwo (Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju) overcomes social stigma, prejudice and her own low self-esteem to achieve career success, marriage and motherhood. This story is very dear to my heart, and its also a love story for those of who gave our hearts to make it – we are very happy to finally be able to share it with the public.”
Shot at various locations in Nigeria, it showcases sterling performances by talented actors such as Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Kunle Afolayan, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Bimbo Manuel, Carol King, Yomi Fash Lanso and Seun Akindele amongst others.
The premiere of the movie is sponsored by the Lagos State Government, Still Earth Limited and Access Bank.
About Kemi Lala Akindoju
Kemi Lala Akindoju is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, thespian, producer and drama teacher. The Youngest person to ever produce the international play V. Monologues Lala Akindoju cut her teeth as a stage actor appearing in over 70 productions since 2005. Lala is a talent scout who has created several new stars with her Open Mic Theatre and has professionally consulted for MTV, Ndani TV, amongst others in the area of talent.
She has also consulted for several art projects with the British Council, the iRep film Festival, Woman rising festival amongst others. In 2010 she won the award for Actor of the Year at The Future Awards Africa and was recently selected for the International Visitors Leadership programme by the United States Public Affairs Section.
About Red Communication
Red Communication is a PR & Communication firm under the parent company, RED. An innovative media group focused on Africa, RED’s vision is to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media’s limitless possibilities. Built across tools and platforms, its Communication Division holds Red Communication, Red Marketing and Small & Medium, and YouthConnect; and its Content Division holds the Y! brands, including Y! TV, Y! Magazine, YNaija.com, Teen Y!, Y! 2015, the Y! Tech 100 and the Y! Annual Black Ball/Y! 100 Most Influential List.
It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project Africa, which co-presents Africa’s leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and other projects including the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders and The Future Enterprise Support Scheme.
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