Stella Dimoko Movie Director Tunde Kelani Explains Why He Has Not Made Any Movie In 4 Years..


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Sunday, January 06, 2019

Movie Director Tunde Kelani Explains Why He Has Not Made Any Movie In 4 Years..

It came as a shock when top cinematographer and director, Tunde Kelani, recently announced his resignation as the chairman and member of the National Film and Video Censors Board.

In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Kelani spoke on his plans after quitting NFVCB. He said, “My plan is to continue working. Being a member of NFVCB was'nt a full-time job; we were just expected to hold meetings three times a year. 

As a matter of fact, there was no time I left my job as a filmmaker. But for the last four years, I have not released any new production. I have movies I can release but it wouldn't be wise to do that because it will be pirated within 24 hours. It is not sustainable to keep working for pirates because we invest a lot in our movies.”

The challenge in 2019, according to the director, is to look for other platforms that will make the industry more sustainable. He said, “Piracy has affected the traditional DVD distribution network; so, we have to look towards technology and other platforms. This year, I think we will have solutions.”

The respected filmmaker also insisted that he resigned his position at NFVCB because he felt he could do more as a stakeholder. He said, “Being a member of NFVCB wasn't financially rewarding as most thought; it was a service to the country. We were supposed to formulate policies that would support the movie industry. 

I resigned because I felt I could do more as a stakeholder. I felt I would be more useful to the industry if I was not part of the board.”


  1. I doff my hat for you, you are a legend. Your movies are traditionally made and always interesting

  2. Tunde Kelani is a household name. He's a good cinematographer.

  3. Great cinematography Well-Done Sir..

  4. Baba did you resign because there was no money there?

  5. You have done well Tunde.
    I love your movies

  6. Tunde kilani movies are a must watch for me..... I wish to meet him face to face someday....he's simply good at his job....


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