Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has made his acting debut in the film ‘Take Me Home,’ which is being produced in Hollywood.
According to reports, the traditional Yoruba monarch played a one-of-a-kind role befitting his throne as the custodian of Yoruba culture.
Dotun Taylor, a popular filmmaker and director, explained to The Punch that he chose to include the Ooni of Ife because the film was about Yoruba culture.
The film’s goal, according to Taylor, is to refocus attention on the repatriation of Yoruba arts and artifacts that are scattered around the world.
The film director explained why he chose to shoot a Yoruba film in America, claiming that the country is the world’s filmmaking capital and that the experience was incredible.
“Ooni is the progenitor of all Yorubas, and such a character appears in the story,” he explained, so they approached the king. He is our father, and his presence in the film helps to reinforce the message.
“The aim of the film is to draw renewed attention to the repatriation of Yoruba arts and artefacts that are scattered all over the world. The Yorubas have a wide range of properties throughout the world. They may be called “art,” but they also contain spiritual energies that yearn to be returned to their source.
“Hollywood never exaggerates. It is the filmmaking capital of the world, and the experience was fantastic. It’s an exciting new frontier.
“Once again, this is my ancestry, my pride, and my essence. Before anything else, I am a Yoruba man. I am also a Yoruba culture ambassador, so this is simply me doing my job.”
‘Take Me Home’ follows an American family who become trapped when their daughter becomes possessed (spiritually) after wearing an African masquerade costume stolen from Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
The film stars Lateef Adedimeji and Bayo Bankole, as well as Hollywood actors Dave Sheridan, Amber Rivette, and Felissa Rose.
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