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BAP Productions releases biopic on Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti in cinemas

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  • September 11, 2023
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* Film for Nigeria’s Oscars consideration
 
BAP Productions has release the biopic on Nigerian heroine, ‘Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti’ at the Silverbird Cinema,Victoria Island, Lagos. The cinema run started last Friday, September 8, 2023. This landmark film marks a new era in the company’s illustrious journey and showcases its passion for creating captivating movies for global audiences.
 
Directed by the visionary Bolanle Austen-Peters, ‘Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti’ is notable for its brilliant storytelling, unique characters, and stunning craftsmanship. The film follows the story of Fela’s mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (FRK) from her pioneering days as the first female student at Abeokuta Grammar School to her marriage to Israel Ransome-Kuti. Together, they challenge oppression and create the Abeokuta Women’s Union, igniting a fierce battle against colonial and traditional rulers. This narrative artfully contrasts FRK’s tireless activism with her delicate balancing act as a wife and mother, revealing the indomitable spirit of a woman who changed the course of history. This film emerges as one contribution to the important conversations people are having now around women, identity and the constant push for equality.
 
The phenomenal cast features groundbreaking
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