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Citation: Why I Chose Temi Otedola For The Lead Role – Kunle Afolayan

Popular Nigerian actor, film producer, and director, Kunle Afolayan, has opened up on the reason he chose Temi Otedola to play the lead role in his new movie, Citation during a media briefing in Lagos.

Afolayan who has also produced movies like October First,Figurine and others said  “Whenever I scroll through her social media pages, I used to wonder at how energetic and enterprising she is. Then, when I saw her on a CNN programme, her talent seeped through and I knew I would like to work with her. Here we are now.”

The pre-production of the movie began in October 2019 in the Island country of Cape Verde.

The story was written by Afolayan’s lifelong cinematic collaborator, Tunde Babalola. According to Afolayan, Citation is a coming-of-age movie, it tells the story of Moremi Oluwa (Temi Otedola), a happy-go-lucky 21-year-old undergraduate who is harassed repeatedly by a smooth-talking university don.

Moremi drags him before the university senate and, thus, began a concatenation of events that would define her life. In a clime where sexual harassment on campuses has become a topical issue,”Citation will create awareness on the different forms of violence against women and girls in the public and private sphere. It will educate society on women’s rights and the ways to enforce these rights for the achievement of equality and tranquillity” Afolayan pointed out.





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