I have just finished shooting my latest movie title “Ibu in Sierra Leone” which as the name suggests centres around Mr Ibu a popular Nigerian Actor. Mr Ibu is globally recognised and in my books one of the best Comedy Actors Nollywood has ever produced. Prior to choosing him, I did some research and also gave out questionnaires to family and friends in order to some useful information from a cross section of the viewing audience. Some of the questions were: What type of
movie do you like to watch? Who would you like to see featuring in that movie? Who is your best comedian? Who is your best actor? What other type of movie do you also like to watch? What would you like to see done in a movie? Etc. Honestly speaking, 98% of people who completed the questionnaire chose Mr Ibu as their favourite actor and comedy as their favourite movie. Majority also stated that they would like to see Mr Ibu featuring in action movies. Due to the fact that Mr Ibu has never been to Sierra Leone prior to shooting my movie, I thought it was a good idea to incorporate a bit of action into this movie. I also thought that seeing My Ibu - one of their favourite stars - in action right at their very door step would go down very well with my fellow Sierra Leoneans and I was not disappointed. Lastly, because I manage Mr Ibu, it was just natural and easy for me to feature him in my movie.