Directed by Adeoluwa Owu, Adire will premiere in cinemas on November 3, 2023.
By Hope Ibiale
Nigerian film distribution and production house, FilmOne Entertainment, is set to release its first feature film, Adire, in cinemas across the country. Directed by Adeoluwa Owu, Adire will premiere in cinemas on November 3, 2023.
The film is described by its creators as a “community-driven film” which tells the story of Adire (Kehinde Bankole), a former sex worker on the run. She moves to a small town and starts a fashion business, but her new life is threatened when her former pimp reappears.
The film stars Kehinde Bankole, Femi Branch, Tomi Ojo, Damilola Ogunsi, Kelechi Udegbe, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Ibrahim Chatta, Yemi Blaq, Yvonne Jegede, Lizzy Jay, Mike Afolarin, Onyinye Odokoro, Layi Wasabi, and Ifeanyi Kalu among others.
Adire was created and written by Jack’enneth Opukeme, while Mimi Bartels and Barbara Babarinsa produced the film. Before making its cinema debut in Nigeria, the film had a screening at MIP Africa.