Nigeria’s top director and filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has opened up on how he got two-time Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo to star in his new film, The CEO.
The AMVCA Awardee, who recently premiered the official trailer of the new movie, took to his Instagram page to tell the story.
See his post below:
These are the pictures of how my CEO movie journey started with Angelique . I remembered that afternoon on the plane from Los Angeles to NY. We exchanged pleasantries and started chatting about work and all sorts. We arrived NY and exchanged our works. We met again for dinner two days after and discussed more work stuff and that was when I started seeing what magic she can bring to the screen as an actor. I proposed that she read The CEO script which she agreed to, she came back to me and said she loved it and here we are today. I remembered tweeting about our meeting and also predicted that something great and positive will generate from that meeting. From my mouth to God's ears. Look forward to an amazing performance from the two times Grammy winner @angeliquekidjo in our new film #theceomovie . Ire @oshinbose @abinibi @nicopanagio @onepeterking @fatym @aurelieeliam @jimmyjeanlouis @silverbirdfilmdistribution @lolamaja @yolandaokereke