â€˜â€˜When one is passion driven, nothing can lookÂ too tasking to achieve and to me, the world isÂ too shot and large to be just one thing â€™â€™
Video: See Her Trending AYOMI movie Trailer Below:
Songstress and Movie producer OluwashinaÂ Bukunmi discloses in an interview:
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Interviewer: Miss Bukunmi, we heard you are the
producer of the trending AYOMI movie, how true is
Bukunmi: Fortunately, yes. Very true.
Interviewer: : When exactly was this movie shot and where?
Bukunmi: The movie was shot last year, late June intoÂ early July 2014. It was shot at Lagos. Omota
to be precise.
Interviewer: From our findings, we gathered that yourÂ movie Ayomi is currently trending on IbakaÂ TV, and one of the most anticipated in theÂ industry presently. Are you aware of these?
Bukunmi: All thanks to God. Iâ€™m aware and Iâ€˜m veryÂ happy about it.
Interviewer: Has it been put in for any award yet?
Bukunmi: Being busy with school then didnâ€™t give meÂ enough time to be doing some running aboutÂ the movie, but sure will submit for few awardsÂ now that Iâ€™m done with school and can do few
many things at a time.
Reporter: How true is it that you partnered with PepsiÂ and Vivas for the premiere of Ayomi?
Bukunmi: Yea. like our people do say, two heads or more are better than one. We successfully achieved
the premiere, courtesy Pepsi, courtesy Vivas,Â courtesy AVF. Together we accomplished it,
and itâ€™s a memorable one. All thanks to God.
Reporter: Do you know that your movie Ayomi from our findings is the only Yoruba movie to haveÂ been at Viva Cinema?
Bukunmi: Hmmm, I was told by so many people whoÂ have been to the cinema to see the movieÂ recently. I never knew but they made meÂ knowâ€¦thanks to God and everyone who has
contributed positively to the movie one way orÂ the other. Without you, there wouldnâ€™t have
been me here.
Reporter: As the producer, how easy was it for you toÂ write the script, play the lead role, and still do
the sound track?
Bukunmi: Well, I can do all things, through Christ thatÂ strengthens me. Another thing is, when one is
passion driven, nothing can look too tasking toÂ achieve and to me, the world is too shot and
large to be just one thing. So, we are tooÂ opportune to be just a thingâ€¦Be everything you
believe you can be.
Reporter: Are you in any relationship?
Reporter:But as usual, are you dating anyone in theÂ industry?
Bukunmi: NO. NOT ONE. I donâ€™t mix work withÂ pleasure.
Reporter: We read a lot of comments within and outsideÂ the country from your fans who have seen the
movie online, most of them requesting for theÂ soundtrack of Ayomi as it was soothing toÂ them listening to it in the movie. Can youÂ share the soundtrack and possibly the lyrics
Bukunmi: Hmnm. Well, if not for any reason, for the sakeÂ of my fans, I will pretty soon. Probably few
days to the release date
Reporter: You said Ayomi was shot in late june intoÂ early july 2014 but our findings reveals that
you were still an undergraduate then. How didÂ you go about this?
Bukunmi: I wouldnâ€™t lie to you. It was really reallyÂ stressful at school. Then it was even close toÂ my final year. I had a lot on ground at school,Â thanks to God; He taught me how to manageÂ my time. One thing I have gotten to learnÂ about life is that too many people complainÂ about time saying there is no time, but theÂ truth is, show me a woman that knows how toÂ manage her time, and i will show you a manÂ who can achieve anything.
Reporter: What were the challenges you faced in theÂ course of shooting this movie?
Bukunmi: Nothing much that we couldnâ€™t handle; IÂ worked with fantastic actors who took me as a
daughter, a kid sis and friend. Mummy jokeÂ Muyiwa, Gabriel Afolayan, Damola Olatunjiâ€¦ IÂ canâ€™t keep mentioning names. mehn! You rock.Â All cast and crew were awesome. And the
director (Muyedeen Oladapo) he really stoodÂ by me through the thick and thin. I reallyÂ appreciate him a lot.
Reporter: How do you feel about the huge success thisÂ movie of yours has recorded?
Bukunmi: I canâ€™t even explain how I feel. I just think God loves me much more than i deserve and I willÂ always feel indebted and grateful to Him.
Reporter: When will the movie be released into theÂ market? A lot of people canâ€™t wait to see this
much anticipated movie.
Bukunmi: The movie will finally be released into theÂ market on the 21st of this month of September
Reporter: Before we go, we heard you just released a hit single titled N.O.M.B which is already in a
Wale Applause Mixtape?
Bukunmi: Itâ€™s still all about grace, time management and making moves on every aspect of what I can
do. Music and acting are like two sides of myÂ coin.
Reporter: How do you combine these businesses ofÂ script writing, acting, soundtrack making,
producing and singing in both the film andÂ music industry?
Bukunmi:Seriously, a lot of people do ask me this sameÂ question. Well, the thing is, things we do atÂ times may have some hidden reasons thanÂ trying to earn a living. Sometimes it could beÂ for the reason being something we haveÂ always being dreaming of doing while growingÂ up, looking forward to the day we will live inÂ the reality of our dreams and be who we haveÂ always wanted to be. Thatâ€™s the strength that
keeps us growing and taking too many stepsÂ at a time. Iâ€™m in love with what I do.
Reporter: Shout outs?
Bukunmi: Shout out to my family, the Oluwasinas,Â Olubumi, Lala, Oyebode Damilare, Adekaz, Damola
Olatunji, Gabriel Afolayan,Wale Applause,Â Twinny, Bogunbe, Tfamous, Aishat Lawal,Â Toyin Aimaku Johnson, Tyemmy, Phemix, allÂ my classmates as an undergraduate, all castÂ and crew of Ayomi and all my friends and fansÂ out there. Thank you all for your love andÂ support. Without God and you, there is no me.Â You rock. Bless up.