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Kemi Adetiba Speaks On Winning An Oscar, Wedding Party And King Woman

Award winning filmmaker Kemi Adetiba‘s was recently featured on CNN’s “African Voices” and she shared some inspiring tales about herself , projects at hand, work ethics and future.

Speaking on her successful movie THE WEDDING PARTY, Kemi said she knew the movie would be a success because of her approach towards making the movie which was that:

The greatest thing you can do for yourself is every time you have the opportunity to handle someone’s project, knock it out the park, and that is what I live by every day.

On this week’s episode of CNN’s “African Voices”, Kemi Adetiba opened up about her career, her next moves and why the series “King Women” is so important to her.

On why she decided on being behind the cameras:

“I was questioning my longevity in front of the camera… I’d also find it intriguing when I would go off for shoots with the cameramen… I said: ‘Instead of just wasting a couple of years, how about I learn a new craft while I’m doing that? What is the thing that I want to learn now? What is the thing that will take my career to the next level? – being a director.’”

On her King Woman Project:

“The reason why I developed King Women is because I wanted women to see these role models of the earth, these women that we draw inspiration from that we put on pedestals, I wanted them to see them in their glory, but also understand that they have also gone through life, and life for them was not easy… People need to hear these stories, and I’m so grateful to everyone who gave me their time to make this series.”

On future and her upcoming projects,

 “I honestly do believe that winning an Oscar is going to come very soon, I’ve given myself two to five years.”


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