Oga Bolaji is a story that is centered around the simple happy-go-lucky life of a 40 year old retired musician (Gold Ikponmosa). His life takes a drastic turn when he crosses paths with a seven year old girl which could lead to the worst or best days of his life.
Oga Bolaji showcases the resilience and ingenuity of the Nigerian spirit; the way we live, our pain and our limitations, yet continue to strive, hope and dream.
I am a passionate Director, Cinematographer and Animator. My film projects include a two part documentary series for the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) which was aired across Nigeria. I have also created and directed music videos, TV series and have shot campaigns for brands like DHL, Union Bank, Belvedere, ARM Pensions, FelaTheConcert, ART X Lagos, African Cable Television (ACTV), Clover Industries Tanzania and Techplus.
In 2017, I released Nigeria’s first live-action animated movie titled Dognapped in cinemas across the country. My films have been screened and have won awards in various festivals round the world. Canada, Serbia, Kenya, United Kingdom and Nigeria. I shoot most of my films in English and the African dialect because I believe in the passing on our cultural practices from one generation to next, in Africa and the Diaspora.