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Kunle Afolayan’s New Flick, Mokaliki Is Hilarious, You Must See It

Twin-Waters tower located on Oniru Road, Victoria Island was a beehive of activities on a sunny Tuesday morning. It is only one man in the movie industry that could pull the caliber of people including media men and women to the private screening of his movie, Kunle Afolayan.

Kunle Afolayan
Kunle Afolayan

For anyone who has followed Afolayan’s career in the film industry, one could not expect anything short of excellence in performance, presentation and storyline from his latest film, Mokalik.

Mokalik is hilarious and it tells the story of a little boy, Ponmile, whose parents decided to take him to a mechanic workshop for a day due to what they call ‘poor academic performance’. 

Ponmile spends nearly a whole day at the mechanic workshop moving through different sections, working and learning under older men. Through his young eyes, the audience goes into the inner workings of the characters, their past and present including their strengths and weaknesses.

It is a film that never exaggerated the characters and their actions. It brings to life the ordinary day-to-day activities of an average mechanic and their ‘tush’ educated clients. The storyline is relatable and everyone in the audience could see himself in each character. It is a representation of a life we all live but we are too busy to notice or soak them all in.

Kunle Afolayan Mokalik

More importantly, the film will make you laugh at some serious and not too serious actions we take, how foolishly we act as humans at times; and how we take life too seriously.

Shot on Canon EOS C300 Mark II, with a range of Canon Cine lenses, the picture is clean and easy on the eye, picture quality meets a director’s interpretation of an intriguing story of love and ambition situates life’s happenstances in a typical Nigerian mechanic workshop.

Supported by Canon Central and North Africa, leader in imaging solutions, ‘Mokalik’, is produced by Afolayan’s Golden Effects Pictures stars awards-winningsinger, Simi, alongside other prominent actors like Femi Adebayo, Charles Okocha, Faithia Williams, Lateef Oladimeji, and comic actors like Wale Akorede (Okunu), Ayo Ogunshina (Papa Lolo) and Dayo Akinpelu (Alabi Yellow).

Speaking at the screening, Kunle Afolayan said: “Mokalik’ is an ambitious film project that tells a story which is unique and relevant to our society. It beautifully highlights diversity while distinctively addressing the issues around choice. Creating this movie has been an amazing experience and Canon made the experience even better with their support. 

The Canon EOS C300 Mark II – Stunning 4K quality and versatility allowed me as a producer to experience creative vision in stunning cinematic details and provides footage suitable for extensive post-production work. The EOS C300 Mark II with canon cine lenses range also helped the team to technically get one step ahead and create a world-class movie which promises to break boundaries.”

Amine Djouahra, Senior Sales & Marketing Manager – B2C, Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA), said the technical brilliance witnessed in ‘Mokalik’ is a testament to Canon’s pioneering vision in the realm of serious cinema production.

“At Canon, we are constantly seeking to connect with the filmmaking community, especially Nollywood as it allows us to become a part of one of the largest film industries globally. The technical brilliance witnessed in this movie, is testament to Canon’s pioneering vision in the realm of serious cinema production, we are glad to be a part of this bold new technology that helps to make amazing projects like the MOKALIK possible,” adding that “at Canon we continue to listen to our customers when developing the product range to ensure our innovations meet their needs,and enabling story tellersfor creative filmmaking,” he said.

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