Rogers Ofime, an award-winning Nigerian director, has announced plans to shoot Nollywood’s first-ever film on a moving train.
According to OFIME, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES in Lagos, 95 percent of the film will be shot on the Lagos-Ibadan route.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation officially launched the Lagos-Ibadan railway for full paid operation after a year of free testing.
The film, titled ‘Conversations in Transit,’ will be made in collaboration with Nigeria Railway Cooperation. Ofime is best known for producing several prominent Nigerian television soap operas, including ‘The Johnsons,’ ‘Tinsel,’ and ‘Hush.’
Mr. Ofime, the film’s executive producer, praised the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi, and F.E Okhiria, MD/CEO of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, for allowing his team to collaborate with them and for opening their facilities to the filmmakers.
Ofime, who has been producing films for over a decade, hinted that the film would highlight the transportation sector’s and Nigeria’s overall infrastructural development.
The NRC is ready to cooperating with filmmakers to exhibit the great infrastructural improvements of this government not just to Nigerians but to the world, according to Nyi Ali, director of Mobolaji Johnson train station, who represented the NRC’s MD at the event.