What you need to know about Niyi Akinmolayan | Nollywood Filmmaker and much more.
Niyi Akinmolayan is a Nollywood Filmmaker, writer and Creative Artist who currently leads in Nollywood’s film enterprise…. but it wasn’t always like that. In 2010, Niyi Akinmolayan defied all odds to produce the first Nigerian CGI science fiction Kajola.
A feat he later recounts as a huge failure. Barely a week after its release, Kajola was pulled out of major cinemas people tagged it as another show of Nigerian filmmakers ineptitude. In Niyi’s account, he says ‘If i had a gun, I would have ended it all’, to underscore how much of a failure he felt after the failure of the 130 million Naira budget film majorly bank rolled by his friend Adonijah Owiriwah (who later goes on to produce the award winning ‘76)
I had failed. I genuinely wanted to be hit by a car. I tried it twice in port-harcourt. Even Death was disappointed in me. Eventually I left PH. Penniless. I had to manage with a friend. Slept in the store. People would come hoping to meet the Kajola director and I would run away. – Niyi Akinmolayan