Billionaire art lover, Femi Otedola, on Sunday visited the set of Kunle Afolayan’s movie, ‘The Citation’ at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
The Billionaire whose third daughter, Temi, is starring in the movie, was at the OAU campus to meet the cast and crew as well as see how she’s faring after two weeks on the set.
Apart from interacting with the cast and crew, Otedola also met ace cinematographer and Afolayan’s mentor, Tunde Kelani during his visit.
He was also shown Afolayan’s Golden Effects Production’s latest acquisition, a luxurious caravan.
Speaking, Otedola expressed genuine love for entertainment and disclosed that he was looking forward to the premiere of the film.
The Billionaire had, last year, confessed his love for entertainment and has always encouraged his children to express their creativity. He also has an history of assisting distressed artists including Sadiq Daba, Victor Olaotan and Majek Fashek among others.
His daughter, Temi, who is playing ‘Moremi’ in ‘The Citation’ is a designer who has a degree in Art History from University College London.
She had disclosed in a recent interview that she got the role on merit and not on a platter of gold because Otedola is her father.
She said: “I have been watching Mr Afolayan’s films for a long time. From Figurine to October 1st, and when I met him, I told him I had been watching his movies for a long time. He then said to me that he had a script he was working on, and the lead character is a girl around my age. It was a story I could relate to, and I was interested in.
“I felt it was a character I could interpret well. I read the script, and I was so excited. For a whole month, I had to audition because he wasn’t sure. For about six months, we discussed the role, and I’m so excited because I feel the story would resonate with people. Also, I would do justice to the role. I’m so honoured and humbled to be given this opportunity.”
The highly regarded Afolayan commenced the shoot of the movie at the OAU campus two weeks ago. Filming will still happen in Senegal and Cape Verde.