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Culture Spotlight Featuring Adebisi Ademola Olalekan (West Africa Edition)

Adebisi Ademola Olalekan, a young and versatile Nigerian Filmmaker is a graduate of Cell Biology and Genetics at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Driven by the passion of good visual storytelling; a tool that goes far and wide to impact all and sundry, He wrote, directed, shot, and edited Call Out, a short film that has bagged about four award nominations so far. He is also the director of Doom & Safety amongst other production credits for cinematography, editing, and directing. 

Tell us about your experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival Kenya?

It aired online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and it was nothing short of beauty. Kenya filmmakers are doing us proud I must commend.

Why are stories from the culture important?

Filmmaking is not just an act but art, art is beautiful and inspired by our culture. A good film is a film inspired by our culture and stories from our culture act as a spotlight.  

What projects are you working on now?

I'm planning on making web series and short films and I am opened to collaborations around the world.

Why do you think the Harlem Film House and Hip Hop Film Festival Europe is important?

I must commend their efforts. They are important because they bridge the gap between filmmakers around the world and also serve as platforms for worldwide visibility.

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