How to Film in Nigeria and still be human by Niyi Akinmolayan


ROOM315: Plan for the shoot and selected Participants from the blog

Hey everyone.

This our film no be small thing o. I must say i have been completely overwhelmed. Even when i make features, the wahala no dey reach like this…na wa o. Una wan kill person Father. The support has been amazing so far. I am grateful. It shows the power of a shared vision. I am glad you have all been with me through this journey. Now we are seven days away from making history. Let’s fucking do this!!!

I have decided that even though the entire process will be streamed live online and even recorded, I want to reward my faithful followers of the blog by choosing 20 of you to witness the real thing and interact with me. HERE’S THE LIST



Here’s the plan for Saturday

We were able to secure a big location for the shoot thanks to Oje Onuigboje of TouchMedia Studios. The dr. Stone Set will be on the upper floor. We will have major crew members there. DOP, Gaffer, Makeup, Costume, director, BTS people, Livestreaming people. Only these people will be allowed on the upper floor.

The Lower floor will have all the selected participants, Press members and acting extras. We will connect a big TV screen to a wide angled camera covering the shoot upstairs. Everyone on the ground floor will get to watch the entire process. We will then take breaks in-between scenes to answer questions about what the participants have witnessed. I and the key crew members will do most of the QnA till the end of the shoot where all the actors too will interact with the participants.

After the shoot, we will have a wrap party complete with a cool DJ, jollof rice and lots of booze. Its our movie we can do what we like!

This coming week, there will be a series of posts preparing us for the shoot from costume design to production management to shooting dialogue scenes. i will also share my ideas and shooting script with you all. This week, stay glued to the blog like a shadow. you will learn some good filmmaking from the pros. Thats a promise.

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  • Posted: October 16, 2016 08:30


    Kudos Boss! Kudos! Keep inspiring
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 08:35


    Na wa oo...I nor join....just because one doesn't comment on the blog doesn't mean one isn't following.... I created an entire folder on my laptop named Niyi Akinmolayan. anyway, Congrats to those selected. Me I'm not happy oo
    • Posted: October 16, 2016 08:51


      Sorry na. If i could and had a bigger space, i would invite you all
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 09:30


    Wow! Great... wishes wishes wishes... i'll be on that list next time hopefully! Kudos to every1 who got an invite
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 09:36

    pete osemeke

    Thank you boss,let breath life into's our work.
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 09:50


    If anybody drop out. Abeg call me O.
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 10:00

    Olakunle Idowu

    Kudos bro, I pray everything will go well & as planned. Now let's go make history!!! But won't you invite me for d wrap party, since jollofrice is involved ??
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 10:06


    Yaaay!!! Thank you plentyful kind sir
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 10:59

    Danny Nwauzorma

    Yaaaaay! Sending the mail in a jiffy.
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 11:08


    No matter how unhappy I am that I wasn't selected I just can't show it. You know how they say it is stupid getting angry with one who has a lot to offer? Yea, well, it applies in this case. Anyway, I hope we still get the love stream video of the process plus I look forward to watching the movie. Kudos Sir! I know it will turn out great just like your other movies
    • Posted: October 16, 2016 11:55


      don't worry, i'm sure not everyone will respond. I'll put you on priority list
      • Posted: October 16, 2016 15:38


        Rily??? Okay my fingers are crossed.
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 11:14


    Looking forward to watching it online
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 11:16


    Yipee, can't wait. Thanks Boss. Saturday is gonna be heavenly.
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 11:26

    Opeyemi Aiyegbo

    Well done Egbon! Pain small cos I wasn't selected, but would be cheering online. Any forum where we online people fit contribute?!
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 11:45


    Thanks Boss Niyi.... I shall be available for this great opportunity.
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 12:43


    So glad to be a part of the movement...
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 12:43

    Akinmolayan Esther

    This is great!! How I wish I was selected...looking forward in watching it online.
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 12:43

    Akinmolayan Esther

    This is great!! How I wish I was selected...looking forward in watching it online.
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 12:46

    Akinmolayan Esther

    This is great!! It's so sad dat I wasn't selected...I'll watch it online anyway!!
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 12:52


    Yes yes yes. Ayam among the lucky few, chai thank thank thank you sir. Will is send in my confirmation mail. Can't wait to meet you and all the other wonderful people I will meet.
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 13:01


    Bad me! Wasn't selected. Anyway, you are my favourite anytime any day. Love you.
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 13:21

    Barnabas Emordi

    Yaaaayy! Our Movie *grins Thank You for being a blessing. Happy Sunday boss
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 14:00


    Uncle Niyi please add Fried plantain to the Jollof Rice
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 17:11

    Priye Diri

    Can't wait for shooting script. I'm excited to be part of the people who were chosen. Yippee
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 19:01

    Michael Lawrence

    This is indeed a great privilege to be cherished. I'm so grateful sir. Na our work ooo, we go do am. ROOM 315, here we come... God dey our side!
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 21:50

    ojo moleeky

    Thank you Mr Niyi. Thank but why are u so sure not all will make it. Hun! Mmmmh
  • Posted: October 16, 2016 23:59


    This is cocastic! Let's do it. I am very grateful. How i wish my grandma's father is not getting married on Saturday.
  • Posted: October 17, 2016 02:40

    Susan Majek

    Looking forward to it!
  • Posted: October 17, 2016 07:17

    Onikio Belema

    this is very sacrosanct... this work will really be the top of it all... congratulations to the selected few..
  • Posted: October 17, 2016 10:35

    Sandra zenith don

    okay since no one noticed I was following, cos I don't comment. let me do that now... kudos!
  • Posted: October 17, 2016 18:02


    I guess i found out about this blog a little bit late*sad face* This is beautiful! Im in love already???
  • Posted: October 20, 2016 02:37

    Queen Olekanma

    Well uncle Niyi, I do hope you someone can't make it. Here's my email would hate to miss the shoot on a technicality
  • Posted: October 20, 2016 08:10

    Queen Olekanma

    I'm beyond ecstatic Sir, looking forward to meeting you and learning so much on Saturday. Thank you very much
  • Posted: October 20, 2016 08:12

    Queen Olekanma

    Thank you so much Sir,this means a lot. I'm super excited and ecstatic
  • Posted: October 20, 2016 21:42

    Awolowo Racheal

    Uncle Niyi ooo,Pls if anyone is not going to be around,pls fix me in,i would really appreciate.