Popular Nollywood and Yoruba Actor Femi Adebayo openly states that "He sold some of his properties in order to produce his film : Jagun - Jagun.
Femi Adebayo, a well-known Yoruba actor, has acknowledged that he sold some of his properties to finance the making of his most recent film, Jagun Jagun.
The actor revealed in a recent interview that he paid for Jagun Jagun with money from his last movie, Agbeshinkole.
Adebayo described the difficulties he encountered while talking about the multibillion-naira project Jagun Jagun.
“I’m not sure how much money I spent on the shooting exactly. Jagun Jagun was created with the Agbeshinkole profits. When I ran out of money, I sold my properties because I believed the idea would succeed, he added.
The seasoned Nollywood actor Adebayo Salami, better known by his stage name Oga Bello, is the father of Femi Adebayo.
Femi Adebayo Salami, a well-known actor and producer from Nigeria, has described the incredible process that went into making. His smash hit film “Jagun Jagun.”
The actor described how his unshakeable faith and passion motivated him to sell some of his favorite possessions in order. To raise money for the ambitious endeavor in an exclusive video posted on his Instagram account.
Femi Adebayo revealed the financial commitment he made to make “Jagun Jagun” a reality under the endearing alias “Jelili.”
The epic production required a significant amount of funding and came with a high price tag in the billions of naira. Adebayo cleverly used the money from the sale of his homes with the profits from his 2022 hit movie “King Of Thieves (Agbeshinkole)” to fund the breathtaking extravaganza known as “Jagun Jagun.”
The actor acknowledged the enormous undertaking and admitted, “Jagun Jagun is a multi-billion naira film; I can’t reveal the precise amount I spent on shooting it.
Jagun Jagun was created with the Agbeshinkole profits. I was trying to avoid being supported by financial institutions and private individuals.
When I ran out of money, I sold my houses because I was confident the initiative would succeed.
But the process of making “Jagun Jagun” wasn’t without its bumps. Some of the difficulties experienced while making the film were discussed by Adebayo. He said, “We created the warrior school from nothing. We had to take on the challenge of buying the land because we desired to be its owners.
And at one point, we reached an arrangement and paid for it, but the land’s owner’s children later decided against the sale. When the kids from Lagos ordered us to halt, we were halfway through building the school.
When we went to the police station and Obas appealed to them, they were ready to destroy everything we had made and had. Kept us from moving for over a week we were then advised to only shoot there and not buy it.
What, then, was the catalyst for “Jagun Jagun”? Femi Adebayo Salami’s enthusiasm and commitment as a filmmaker are highlighted. By his unrelenting desire to communicating a meaningful message via art. Adebayo explained his inspiration, saying, “I wanted to pass across a social message to the youths and wanted to do it culturally.”
Femi Adebayo Salami’s journey to make “Jagun Jagun” stands as a monument to his perseverance and unflinching faith in his. Artistic vision in the realm of entertainment, where creativity and vision converge.
His choice to sell real estate in order to raise the money for this ambitious project exemplifies the lengths to. Which creatives would go in order to realize their visions and has a significant impact on Nigerian cinema.