Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, and Femi Kuti, the award-winning singer, were featured in ‘Bigger than African‘, a documentary by Toyin Adekeye, the US-based Nigerian filmmaker.


The project, which debuted last week on Netflix, was premiered at a private screening which was held at the Freedom Park in Lagos.

At the event, media practitioners and arts inclined personalities commended Adekeye for promoting Africa’s culture and eminent personalities on a global view.

According to a statement by Adekeye’s Motherland Productions, the documentary is aimed at spotlighting the historical influence of Yoruba culture and how it transcends continents and connects the black diaspora.


In his remark, Adekeye described the documentary as a necessary legacy for the Yoruba heritage.

According to him, the cultural documentary also featured Lamidi Adeyemi, the late Alaafin of Oyo, and other Yoruba culture enthusiasts.

Since its debut, the documentary has continued to receive widespread recognition and has screened at several film festivals including Charlotte Black Film festival, AFI World Peace Initiative Cannes, and Silicon Valley African film festival.


Other traditional leaders and prominent figures mentioned in ‘Bigger Than Africa’ include the Alaketu of Ketu, King of Port Novo, Olusegun Obasanjo, Wole Soyinka, Wande Abimbola, Nike Okundaye, and Fayemi Elebuibon.

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