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Ashimi Azeez is currently one of the leading cinematographers in Nigeria’s movie industry. He’s at the top of his game and has been for the last 20 years. Respect for the story drives his style in every film. 


A style notable for use of natural light, a subtle camera, and innovative color palettes. He has worked with several A-list stars and directors, though he started as an actor, his passion and talent made him concentrate on cinematography which he loves so much.


He recently spoke to City people Head of Movie Desk, Abiodun Alao on his forthcoming project and how producers can make the best out of these trying economic times..

 

Can you tell us about your forth coming project?

Well, for now, I’m working on a movie with Nkechi Blessing Sunday, titled AMIRAH. It will be a great movie when released. I also have a personal movie in the works

 

Many producers are complaining that they don’t make money from movie production how true is that.

Well, that is a true situation. Most people don’t make money from movies because of planning. If you plan well, you’d make money. That’s what I believe. We still have many movies that break the boundaries across the continent and globe. So if you plan well, you’d see that it will work well.

What can you say about the state of the industry now?

The state of the industry is picking up. The rate of the industry is commendable and very exciting. See the quality of works and productions we have. You see it is moving well and we are thankful for everyone who buys our works and supports us.

 

Why did it take you that long to produce your own movie?

Like I said, it takes planning and looking at the way marketers and executive producers are the one enjoying on our efforts. It’s not encouraging and we can’t really stay working without having results and success.

 

Where do you see the Yoruba movie industry in the next 5 yrs

I see myself as one of the topmost directors of photography in Nollywood. I want to shoot top-notch movies with everyone that has reputation for excellence and I want to win

AMVCA, MAYA Awards, and co. The future is bright

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SIFAX Boss, Taiwo Afolabi’s Twin Brother Dies  

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Sifax and Marriot Hotel boss , Dr. Taiwo Afolabi is not a happy man at the moment. He has just lost his twin brother Kenny Afolabi to the cold hands of death.

 

Kenny, who was popularly known as Watari when he was alive we learnt died in his sleep. Though, many people around him beleive he was nursing an ailment that made him stop drinking some years back, but none could say what killed him eventually.

 

Taiwo Olayinka Afolabi is a Nigerian business magnate and lawyer. He is the founder and current C.E.O of SIFAX Group, a conglomerate that deals in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage, Hospitality, Financial Services and Oil and Gas, while Kenny Afolabi was known with his Hotel known as Ken Dallas that has its location somewhere in Ikotun, Lagos.The late Kenny pictured left above with his brother,Taiwo, was 60yrs old.

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Charles Is Now King After Queen Elizabeth’s Death— Here’s Who’s Next In Line Of British Succession

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When Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday afternoon, the crown was immediately passed on to her eldest son and heir, Charles, as part of the United Kingdom’s constitutional monarchy system.

 

Charles is now king, Buckingham Palace said in a statement announcing Elizabeth’s death, though a coronation—traditionally held at Westminster Abbey—will be planned later to officially crown the new king (Charles’ wife, Camilla, is now the queen consort, according to the palace).

 

First in line to the throne is now Charles’ eldest son Prince William, who regularly makes public appearances on behalf of the crown along with his wife Kate.

 

Second in line is William’s 9-year-old son Prince George, who is an elementary school student beginning to take part in more engagements with his parents, having made his debut at the Wimbledon finals this year, a royal tradition (after George, next in the line of succession are his two young siblings, Princess Charlotte, age 7, and Prince Louis, age 4.)

 

Prince William’s 37-year-old younger brother Prince Harry—Charles and Princess Diana’s second son—is now fifth in line after William’s children

 

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Elizabeth died Thursday at Balmoral Castle, her privately-owned residence in Scotland, after Buckingham Palace announced earlier in the day that she had been placed under medical supervision by her doctors out of concern for her health. Senior members of the royal family, including William, Andrew and Elizabeth’s third son Edward and his wife Sophie were photographed arriving in Scotland to be with the queen. The news comes after 96-year-old Elizabeth suffered from health issues over the past year.

 

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While the sovereign of the United Kingdom is the official head of state, they no longer play a political or executive role in the British government. Instead, kings and queens undertake constitutional and representational duties year-round with support from their immediate family, according to Buckingham Palace. Charles has stepped up to take over some of his mother’s royal duties over the past few years. Earlier this year, Elizabeth indicated she would like Charles’ second wife, Camilla, to become queen consort rather than princess consort—a move widely seen as Elizabeth’s

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