ilmmaker Kamaldeen Pedro had the esteemed privilege of meeting the highly revered monarch, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ọjájá II), within the opulent walls of the Ooni’s palace. This momentous meeting took place during the filming of Pedro’s latest cinematic creation, ‘Ka bi osi,’ within the scenic landscape of Osun State.
Pedro’s encounter with the Ooni of Ife proved to be an unforgettable experience for the filmmaker.
When asked about the encounter, Pedro expressed his elation, saying, “I feel elated and excited meeting Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. It’s a great privilege and honor. He is such an approachable king, always willing to support young Nigerians.” Pedro’s words echo the sentiment of many who have had the honor of meeting Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, known for his warmth and commitment to empowering the youth.
During their conversation, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi shared his profound wisdom and urged Pedro and his fellow filmmakers to uphold the rich Yoruba culture wherever their creative journeys take them. He encouraged them to tell stories that promote and project the essence of their culture, reminding them of the vital role art plays in preserving and celebrating heritage.
‘Ka bi osi’ holds immense promise as Pedro’s latest cinematic endeavor. Set against the backdrop of the vibrant Osun State, the film promises to captivate audiences while also serving as a vehicle for cultural preservation and dissemination. With Pedro’s dedication to his craft and the invaluable support and encouragement from the Ooni of Ife, ‘Ka bi osi’ is poised to be a cinematic masterpiece that bridges the past and present, offering a glimpse into the heart of Yoruba culture.