Ignite Africa Library, an Ikeja based books place will this weekend host Niran, Adedokun, Author of Ladies Calling the Shots, at the January, 2019 edition of Bookversations.
Pat Oghre Imobhio, director of Hotel Majestic, Domino, Our Home, Hush and Jemeji and Grace Edwin-Okon, director of Demystifying Autism, Little Drops of Happy, Deeply Cut and Pepper Soup will also join Adedokun at the book reading.
Titled “Book Versations with Niran Adedokun”, the event will hold at Ignite Africa Place, Kudirat Abiola way, Oregun, Lagos by 4pm on January 26.
With over 290 pages and profiles of 16 female directors, the book is premised on the relatively obscure nature of the directors’ role in the film-making process and the need to celebrate the women who are making Nigeria proud on this front.
In another instance, Adedokun said: “various researches have proved that professional females have a significant capacity to listen, adopt collaborative approaches to problem solving, and the ability to multi-task and to synthesise a number of viewpoints effectively and quickly. These are vital competences, inherent in women, rare in men but requisite to the innovation process that our world needs for sustainable development.
“The reality of this seeming speculation and some others is what I have been exposed to in the close relationship that I have had with female filmmakers lately. I have identified four of such tendencies that I consider important for our everyday live.”
Steve Ayorinde, Lagos state commissioner for information and strategy, who wrote part of the blurb of the book, described it as a testimony to the resilience of women who stand out among those behind movie production in Nigeria.
Lola Fani Kayode, who wrote Mirror in the Sun, a Nigerian soap opera, and Amaka Igwe, late movie producer and director, are among the women profiled in the book.
Others are Remi Vaughan-Richards, Midred Okwo, Patience Oghre-Imobhio, Tope Oshin, Stephanie Linus, Adeola Osunkojo, Blessing Egbe, Belinda Yanga-Agedah, Ola Selhurst, Ena Edosio, Omoni Oboli, Grace Edwin-Okon, Funke Fayoyin, Vanessa Nzediegwu and Ronke Macaulay.