One of Nigeria’s most versatile actresses, Kehinde Bankole to feature in highly anticipated Biopic, “Fumilayo Ransom Kuti” The Lioness of Lisabi.
Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, MON is one of the greatest African female leaders in history. A Nigerian political campaigner, educator, women’s rights activist and suffragist who relentlessly fought and won the rights of women to vote and have leading roles in politics. Apart from being one of the first woman on record to drive a car in Africa and in Nigeria, Chief Funmilayo is also the mother to Afro-Beat Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Kehinde Bankole who is known for her versatility and exceptional role interpretation skill bagged the role of the younger version of Funmilayo Ransome Kuti while one of her most admired senior colleagues, veteran actress @ajokesilva plays the older role of Funmilayo Ransome Kuti. Other top Nollywood actors on the film project are @omowunmi_dada , @ibrahimsuleimanofficial , @shawnfaqua , some of the finest Yoruba veteran Actors and also some of the children and grandchildren of the Kuti family.
Award-winning Director, Bolanle Austin Peters who secured the rights from the Kuti family to tell this Memorable Story had said on Instagram “so we started and made history today, we wanted to create a legacy project, so we went for authentic stuff”
The project, tentatively titled ‘Funmilayo: The Lioness of Lisabi’, is expected to premiere in 2022.