Seven years after, Tade Ogidan returns with ‘Gold Statue’


By Benjamin Njoku

OGD Pictures, in partnership with Solution Media and Infotech Limited have teamed up to produce a world class movie entitled “Gold Statue.” This is coming seven years after Tade Ogidan produced his last feature film, ‘Family on Fire.’

“Gold Statue” , according to Ogidan, will be filmed in four various locations including Lagos, Ilesha, Dubai and London. There are also  plans to premiere the movie in major film festivals across the globe as well as private premieres in Nigeria.

Tade Ogidan

Speaking on the project, Ogidan described it as an adventure comedy that I have been piecing together for a while. And every time one got close to getting it done, I was held back. We need to build things well. In order to achieve perfection, we have brought together a couple of co-producers on this project including Alibaba, Simi Opeoluwa, Sola Sobowale among others.”

“It’s an assemblage of producers with a lot of experience. That gives me room to concentrate as the Director. Of course, it’s a very technical story. Expect a bit of prison stuff in it and you will be amazed at the research that has gone into this production,” he said.

Also speaking on the project, one of the lead characters, Gabriel Afolayan, who played Wale in the movie described ‘Gold Statue’ as a movie about cross values, the old values versus the new.’ According to him, he  was in New York City when he was invited to be a part of the production.

Starring top Nollywood actors including Richard Mofe Damijo, Alibaba, Sola Sobowale, Gabriel Afolayan, Kunle Rhemmy, Rycardo Agbor, Norbert Young among others, the movie is a comedy adventure drama that follows the adventure of two young men, Wale (Gabriel Afolayan) and Chike (Kunle Rhemmy) in search of a gold statue. It centres on the length these two men can go to acquire the statue believed to have been a deity.

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