Nigerian film maker, Kunle Afolayan has said that he is creating his latest work Mokalik with a mindset towards Oscars Awards.
“I am not shooting this as a commercial film, I am targeting Oscars and that is why it is an indigenous film. This is a story close to my heart,”
Speaking on actresses offering sex for roles, Kunle Afolayan boasted that no one dares come to him with such offer.
“Personally I have never encountered a situation whereby an actress would offer me sex for a movie role. They would not even dare come to me. They say that I am proud.
“The social media may have some advantages, but it also has a lot of disadvantages. It is only in the past that people would say that a director asked an actress for sex in exchange for a movie role. These days, some actresses would reach out to the movie director or producer and tell him that they would do anything just to be in the film.
“Hardly would they say such to me. Such a thing does not come to me and if it ever happens, I will just wave it aside. I will not respond.”
Kunle Afolayan: I am targeting Oscars with Mokalik
Kunle Afolayan is the son of the famous theater and film director and producer Ade Love. He studied economics and worked in a bank while doing some casual acting. He later decided to move into full-time film making and taking a course at the New York Film Academy. Some of his hit movies include The Figurine: Araromire which was in the Yoruba and English languages and Phone Swap which featured Wale Ojo, Joke Silva, Nse Ikpe Etim and the legendary Chika Okpala.