Bolanle Austin-Peters Productions is thrilled to announce the arrival of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti the movie in Silverbird Cinema,Victoria Island for one week beginning Friday September 8, 2023.
This landmark film marks a new era in the company’s illustrious journey and showcases its passion for creating captivating movies for global audiences.
The movie, directed by the visionary Bolanle Austen-Peters, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti is notable for its brilliant storytelling, unique characters, and stunning craftsmanship.
The film follows the story of Fela’s mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti from her pioneering days as the first female student at Abeokuta Grammar School to her marriage to Israel Ransome-Kuti. Together, they challenge oppression and create the Abeokuta Women’s Union, igniting a fierce battle against colonial and traditional rulers.
This narrative artfully contrasts FRK’s tireless activism with her delicate balancing act as a wife and mother, revealing the indomitable spirit of a woman who changed the course of history. This film emerges as one contribution to the important conversations people are having now around women, identity and the constant push for equality.
The phenomenal cast features groundbreaking performances from Joke Silva, Kehinde Bankole, Ibrahim Suleiman, Jide Kosoko, Dele Odule, Adebayo Salami, Keppy Ekpeyoung, Adunni Ade, Omowunmi Dada, Patrick Diabuah and others.
Austen-Peters, the driving force behind the film, expressed her enthusiasm on where the film might be headed, stating; “Submitting Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti for Nigeria’s Oscars consideration is a humbling and exhilarating experience. Our team poured heart and soul into this project, and this submission is a testament to their unwavering dedication.”
BAP Productions, known for its commitment to cinematic excellence, views this submission as a significant milestone in its history.
Speaking about this, Yakubu Yahaya, an Associate Producer said; “It represents the values and artistic vision that have guided our company for years.”
The film will undoubtedly leave a mark on the global film scene, and this submission for Nigeria’s Official Selection Committee for the Oscars sets the stage for an exciting journey through awards season.