20 Aug 2017

Rashidi Yekini’s daughter reveals plan for Nollywood

Yemisi, the first daughter of Nigeria’s most prolific goal poacher, Rashidi Yekini, is set for life after graduation.
Yemisi, who a little over a week ago bagged a degree in Cinematography from the De Monforte University in Leicester City, United Kingdom, in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES revealed that she would be considering joining the Nigeria film industry, popularly referred to as Nollywood.
“I cannot see myself coming to Nigeria to establish a business but I can see myself working in Nollywood; helping with some of the more technical aspects maybe working with some top directors, working behind the scene, helping with a great casting to make a great movie, directing something, yeah I can definitely see myself doing that,” Yemisi replied when asked if she has plans for Nigeria; especially as her late father was a well-acknowledged hero in the country.
“Hopefully I can grow and help Nigeria grow in that industry, Nigeria films are now more appealing to the public,” she added.
Yemisi also said her planned entry into Nollywood may not necessarily make her an integral part of the Nigerian film industry.
“I can’t say I can see myself as an integral part of the film industry but I would like to be a part of the Nigerian film industry. I do not know if it will work but I will like to give it a try and work with people like Biyi Bandele and Tope Ogun and other top directors,” she said.
Aside from the Nollywood dream, Yemisi is also understood to be mulling an idea that could see her partnering Cable network, DSTV.
“She thinks of having something with DSTV, maybe their Sports Channel, SuperSports or something even wider, it would be nice to have the daughter of the great legend on a great platform like that to keep the memory of the late soccer legend alive,” a source close to Yemisi disclosed.
Indeed, Yekini may have been dead these five years but he would be proud that the controversies that surrounded his passing have not derailed his children.

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