One of the new faces that would wow audiences when ‘Citation’, the seventh movie of filmmaker par excellence, Kunle Afolayan, is released in cinemas across the world later in the year, is that of Temi Otedola, daughter of Femi Otedola.
The last child of the billionaire businessman, would be starring in the movie alongside tested thespians like Haitian-born Hollywood actor, Jimmy Jean Louis, Sadiq Daba and Gabriel Afolayan among others.
Knowing Afolayan, the producer of such cinematic classics like Irapada, October 1st, Phone Swap and CEO among others, and his time-tested ability to turn a newbie into a maven, Temi may be on to a new career far bigger than fashion or entrepreneurship where her father has morphed into a mogul.
Temi, 23, is a fashion and travel blogger and owns JTO Fashion, a multimedia platform from which she expresses her adventures through the arenas of fashion, beauty, art, and travel.
She had announced via Twitter earlier in the day, “Today will be monumental. Big news coming later on.”
Her timeline went wild, with many postulating that her relationship with the afro-pop star, Mr Eazi, may finally be getting consummated. She later replied; “I can already see comments going wild. This has nothing to do with an engagement!! Lol,” she tweeted.
The news was about her starring role in Citation. Written by Tunde Babalola, ‘The Citation’ is a university drama surrounding a female postgraduate student who has to find a way of dealing with the awkward situation of s3xual harassment from a popular male lecturer.
It will be shot in Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde where Afolayan had sealed production deals ahead of a proposed January 2020 shoot.
According to him, ‘The Citation,’ apart from its thematic premise, will attempt to market Cape Verde to Nigerians and the rest of the world while also establishing film and cultural affinity between the two countries.