In Nollywood, Kunle Afolayan has carved out a niche for himself. His films’ quality and the veracity of his stories set him apart from the competition. What struck me the most, however, is his willingness to cast a diverse ensemble in his films.
As a token of respect and to remind the public that these veterans still have a lot to give in the film industry, the thespian regularly features legends and veterans in the industry.
In Citation, Phone Swap, Mokalik, and The Figurine, he featured Wole Olowomojuore (Babagebu), Chika Okpala, Kayode Ogunsina (Papalolo), and Alabi Yellow, and in October 1 and The Figurine, he included Kayode Olaiya (Aderupoko).
Aside from the recognition, starring these seasoned performers will help their financial situation in some way. Many filmmakers are hesitant to include industry veterans.
Most of these veterans do not get invitations to act in films anymore. Filmmaking is not what it used to be in those days. In fact, some veterans are not living the best of their lives at this age.
The majority of these veterans are no longer invited to act in films. Filmmaking is no longer what it was in those days. In reality, at this age, some veterans are not enjoying their best lives.
As a result, Kunle Afolayan deserves praise for bridging the gap between veterans and current actors. Working with these veterans will contribute to the current performers’ expertise and knowledge.