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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Designer Deola Sagoe to play Fela's mother in Nollywood debut

Renowned Nigerian fashion designer Deola Sagoe has made her Nollywood debut in a movie titled October 1, produced by ace film maker, Kunle Afolayan. Ms Sagoe is playing the role of Funmilayo Ransom Kuti, the late mother of late Afrobeat musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti. See more behind the scene photos after the cut...






October 1 Synopsis
It’s September 1960, and with Nigeria on the verge of independence from British colonial rule, a northern Nigerian Police Detective, DAN WAZIRI, is urgently despatched by the Colonial Government to the trading post town of Akote in the Western Region of Nigeria to solve a series of female murders that have struck horror in the hearts and minds of the local community. On getting to Akote, more murders are committed, and with local tension high and volatile, Waziri has a race on his hands to solve the case before even more local women are killed.

Set against the backdrop of the national celebratory mood of the impending independence, Waziri is pulled into a game of cat and mouse as he and the killer try to outwit each other… leading to the climatic end in which the life of a popular local female teacher and village belle, TAWA, is held in the balance. Waziri has to race against the clock to capture the killer, save Tawa and solve the crime before the British flag is lowered and the Nigerian flag raised on Independence Day… October 1st.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

linda where were u yesterday? i miss our blog

Anonymous said...

Lmao! Wa make-up can do sha
~D great anonymous!

Sapele Babe in lagos said...

Hmmm! Looks to me she will do a great Job already.

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

In anticipation...

Anonymous said...

Late mother of Fela not Femi....Femi is alive

Original B said...

Can't wait to see the movie

Adekunle Kazeem said...

Hope the fashion designer cum actor can act the script very well. Not some dumb and bad interpretation some actors perform.
Besides, the make up is superb and the movie will be very interesting to watch out for especially Ms Deola.

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Anonymous said...

Can't wait 2 see dis movie...

Anonymous said...

wow dis looks like a movie to watch out for. someone is bringing something fresh to d table

Anonymous said...

Perfectol.

Giddytohpweedy said...

Can't wait for the full outcome of this movie... #Epic

Anonymous said...

Ist 2 comment.

Mich said...

Whoa!
Can't bloody wait!
Designer/actress,impressive!
Kunle Afolayan and his tackiness though,I guess what he gains in talent he loses in looks.

Anonymous said...

The Yorubas are known for this.....creativity! They've always done sensible big budget epic movies. Remember "Owolagba" that starred Shina Peters and Clarion Chukwurah as lovers. This one will cost 2million dollars. A home grown first of its kind big budget movie in Nigeria, possibly Africa.

didi said...

Can't wait!

hilary obiorah said...

One article called this guy the Nigerian Sorcese and I don't think he is far off. His stories are fresh and innovative, something the industry has lacked for ages. Can't wait for the movie.

Prodigy1 said...

Y would olodo dem try to correct good english, "late mother of femi kuti" wats wong wif dat..... She is referring to his mother. Shut up if u don't knw wat to Say

MizAnonymous said...

I wonder, linda is getting slow with news most times I check laduns blog before coming here now. She seems to have more news than linda these days

Anonymous said...

Her life is not all about blogging, she went to see her boy friend yesterday. :D. Her PA said so.

Emmanuel Babatunde said...

Probably she's Busy, guyz Blogging is not easy o.

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Anonymous said...

Linda pls tell us d truth,1guy is stealing u from us

Anonymous said...

NEXT! Her brother is running around town sleeping with people's wives. Twisted family. Hiss

Lepa shandy said...

Cant wait...

Anonymous said...

Looks good. Synopsis has nothing to do with Kuti.

alluring belle said...

Gud for dem

Chikaka said...

Sadiq Daba! It's been ages.

Oluwakemi Hannah said...

Looking forward to watching this movie. I trust Kunle Afolayan, an innovative n creative producer of our time.

Anonymous said...

are they tryin to say her makeup was uneven...is deola sagoe believable as an actress???

Anonymous said...

Se koju sapo ni? Smh for U!

DÍÈKÓ Lagos said...

Brilliant! a Designer crossing over into acting. Other way around for once. This is a brilliant move.

DÍÈKÓ Lagos said...

Brilliant! a Designer crossing over into acting. Other way around for once. This is a brilliant move.

Anonymous said...

I really can't wait,I love kunle's movie.

Anonymous said...

Prodigy fix up the story is about Felas mum not Femi ...so u should shut up

MY TURN said...

Nice can't wait for the debut.

Make-Up by Teju Tobun said...

I expected more... Am not so excited abeg... No one has got the gots to do a fela story???????!we waiting , emem isong, steph linus.. We waiting.

hammond Benson said...

The makeup could have been more professionally done for someone who is in the fashion field she should have got a better job but anyways they tried

hammond Benson said...

The makeup could have been more professionally done for someone who is in the fashion field she should have got a better job but anyways they tried

hammond Benson said...

The makeup could have been more professionally done for someone who is in the fashion field she should have got a better job but anyways they tried

Anonymous said...

Next pls

Sozopee said...

Kunle is good,but the story line does not seem to gel with the Fela's mother angle.Anyway. Let's wait and see!!

Sozopee said...

Kunle is good,but the storyline does not seem to gel with the Fela's mum angle.Anyway let's wait for the debut!!