Nigerian actor and movie director, Tope Adebayo, took a moment to celebrate the birthday of the remarkable Super Falcons player, Asisat Oshoala.
In his heartfelt tribute, Tope Adebayo shared a series of photos of Asisat Oshoala, who recently made history during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. He affectionately described the Super Falcons and Barcelona player as “Agba Baller,” a term of endearment signifying a seasoned and skilled athlete.
His message was filled with joy and enthusiasm as he wished Asisat Oshoala a happy birthday, writing, “Asisat Oshoala is +1 today! 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿Happy birthday ‘Agba Baller’ 🎂🍾🥂.”
In other post, Naijalegit previously reported that director Tope Adebayo had expressed his concerns about the challenges of securing financial support in the Nollywood industry, particularly when it comes to producing indigenous movies.
In a video shared on his official Instagram account, he highlighted the difficulties faced in obtaining financial backing for movie projects, emphasizing the added challenges when the project is an indigenous one.
Tope Adebayo recounted an instance where he reached out to a company for support but was turned down because the movie he intended to produce was in the Yoruba language. He was advised to rewrite the script in English.
Captioning the video where he addressed these issues, he wrote:
“Funding Woes: Nollywood’s Struggle to Secure Financial Support for Filmmaking
The Nollywood Filmmaking Industry has long been plagued by the challenge of securing adequate funding.
Despite its immense popularity and significant contributions to the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood often faces financial hurdles that hinder its growth and potential.
Limited access to capital, lack of investment opportunities, and insufficient government support have all contributed to this ongoing struggle.
However, despite these obstacles, Nollywood filmmakers continue to demonstrate resilience and resourcefulness, finding innovative ways to overcome the funding woes and bring their creative visions to life.
To every investor, we are available for partnership.
My name is Tope Adebayo Salami
I am a Filmmaker.
Watch him speak below.”