Premiere of ‘Yahaya The White Lion’ biopic postponed by producer
The premiere of the forthcoming biopic of Kogi State Governor titled ‘Yahaya The White Lion’ has been postponed.
This announcement was made by the film’s producer, Seun Oloketuyi in a statement he issued on Thursday, January 13, 2022.
According to the statement issued by the producer, it was said that the premiere of the biopic has been postponed from Saturday, January 15, 2022, to Saturday, January 2022.
“In light of a few scheduling conflicts with the executive governor of Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello, the producers of the biopic, ‘Yahaya The White Lion’ has postponed the premiere. The premiere, previously scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja is now slated to hold on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the same venue.”
Speaking about the film, Oloketuyi stated that, aside from being a tool of entertainment, the biopic is not a conclusive story, as he believes there is much more to come. However, he stated that the film is a way of documenting history through one of the best forms of art for preservation which is filmmaking.
“We made this biopic not just to entertain as films do, but to put history on record. And we couldn’t have done it at a better time, as our actors had the opportunity to draw inspiration from the real-life characters without having to base their knowledge on second-hand tales. I think these are the things that make ‘Yahaya the White Lion’ roar differently.”
Nigerian actor, Ali Nuhu played Governor Bello while Roseanne Chikwendu played Rashidat Bello, Kogi State First Lady in the movie.