‘Walking with Shadows’, a movie produced by Funmi Iyanda, Nigerian talk show host and broadcaster, is set for a world premiere at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival in October.

The talented TV producer took to her social media page to share the good news on Thursday.

She also also disclosed that this was the first of many movies she was going to be working on.

“It’s my pleasure to announce the #bfi #londonfilmfestival world premiere of Walking With Shadows, an adaptation of @jhasmine1’s award-winning novel,” she wrote.

“This is the first in a slate of films my team and l will be making. My determination is to expand my work from bringing information and knowledge through news and current affairs to one of bringing understanding through art, literature, film, fashion and culture.

“My purpose remains the same, to help make sense of our time here and hopefully make it more fun and kind, however messy it gets. Whilst doing so, l hope, as always, to create spaces for a new generation of true stars and talents as well as reposition old ones in their proper light.”

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It’s my pleasure to announce the #bfi #londonfilmfestival world premiere of Walking With Shadows, an adaptation of @jhasmine1’s award-winning novel. This is the first in a slate of films my team and l will be making. My determination is to expand my work from bringing information and knowledge through news and current affairs to one of bringing understanding through art, literature, film, fashion and culture. My purpose remains the same, to help make sense of our time here and hopefully make it more fun and kind, however messy it gets. Whilst doing so, l hope, as always, to create spaces for a new generation of true stars and talents as well as reposition old ones in their proper light. ———————————————————— Premiere screenings at Curzons Soho and Vue West End October 9th and 10th. ———————————————————— See you in London. #LFF #lff2019 #WWSTHEMOVIE #WalkingWithShadows

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The movie, directed Aoife O’Kelly, is a screen adaptation of Jude Dibia’s book of the same title, published in 2005.

‘Walking with Shadows’ features Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Ozzy Agu, Zainab Balogun and Funsho Adeolu among others.

It also tells the tales of Adrian Ebele Njoko, a married executive whose sexuality is exposed by a disgruntled colleague causing an impact on his family.

The movie is expected to be screened at Curzons Soho and Vue West End in London on October 9 and 10.

The BFI London Film Festival was founded in 1953 and holds in the United Kingdom annually with cooperation from the British Film Institute (BFI).



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