NOLLYWOOD: Kemi Adetiba Only Deals With Kings!
Kemi Adetiba deals with only kings and weddings.
First she shot the web series ‘King Women’ where influential women shared their inspiring stories, then she made ‘King Of Boys’ a cinema box office breaking movie, that tells the story of a woman who is an underworld boss seeking relevance in politics.
The movie made more than 200 million Naira in the cinemas.
Today, Tuesday, January 15, Kemi announced on Instagram that she will start shooting the second season of "King Women".
Like the women she interviews in her series, the filmmaker says her mother has inspired her to consider re-branding the series and changing the name.
“We're also playing with the idea of a rebrand. Changing the title "King Woman" back to its original native name "ObongAnwan".
"For those that don't know the story, "ObongAnwan" is a chieftaincy title bestowed on worthy women in my mom's state of Akwa-Ibom", she explained.
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Very excited (yet extremely nervous) to announce that we start shooting the second season of "KING WOMEN" this week. So YES... For all those that have been invading my DMs and accosting me both in private and in public ?? you WILL have a new season THIS year. We're also playing with the idea of a rebrand. Changing the title "King Woman" back to it's original native name "ObongAnwan". For those that don't know the story, "ObongAnwan" is a chieftaincy title bestowed on worthy women in my mom's state of Akwa-Ibom (where she is from) and this native name directly translates to "King Woman." The original inspiration for the series was my mom who has been offered this prestigious title numerous times. However when naming the series, I was worried people wouldn't embrace a native name. I'm no longer worried. I would love it's deep, cultural essence and significance brought back. However, "King Women" has caught on. So what do you guys think? Leave as is, or evolve and bring back the richness and power rooted in the name. Shoutout to @trellisgroupco for creating an amazing logo. Can you tell what it is???
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