Kunle Afolayan screens ‘Citation’ in Lagos

The aim of the movie is to be able to speak up against sexual harassment.

ByJayne AugoyeNovember 3, 2020 2 min read

A popular Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, screened his latest movie, ‘Citation’, at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos, over the weekend.

The movie was privately screened at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in August.

The Lagos screening began with the opening speech by Mr Afolayan who welcomed everyone and appreciated the effort of the cast, crew, and partners involved in Citation.

Exploring the subject of social decadence in the educational sector, the movie is a college drama about a female postgraduate student who has to find a way of dealing with sexual harassment from a lecturer.

It was shot in Nigeria, Senegal, and Cape Verde.

Afolayan emphasised the aim of the movie which is to encourage people to “Sorosoke” (speak up) against sexual-based crimes.

With the show in full swing, each invitee got the chance to be the first set of people to watch ‘Citation’ and feel the emotions evoking soon to be released soundtrack.

Temi, one of the daughters of billionaire, Femi Otedola, who made her acting debut in the new movie, got a standing ovation during the premiere for her performance in the movie.

Acknowledging the cheers from the audience, she said, ‘‘This movie is more than entertainment. The heart of this movie is a message to the world and I just feel so blessed, honoured, grateful to bring this character, Moremi Oluwa to life.


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