Actor and producer, Femi Adebayo, has shared how he staked almost everything he owned to produce his hit movie, ‘Jagun Jagun’.
Adebayo, while speaking to journalists in a video shared on Instagram Wednesday, revealed that he sold some of his landed property and reinvested all the money made from past production to bring ‘Jagun Jagun’ to life.
He said: “Jagun Jagun’ is a multi-billion naira project and I can’t say the exact amount I spent on it on shooting.”
“I used the proceeds of Agbeshinkole to produce ‘Jagun Jagun’. I was working on not getting funded by finance houses and individuals. “
“At a point, I was out of finance and because I had faith that the project would work, I sold my properties”.
He also spoke on some of the difficulties encountered during the production of the movie.
“We built from the scratch, the warrior school. We were faced with the challenge of purchasing that land, we wanted to own the land. And at a point, we had an agreement and paid for it, but the children of the owner of the land changed their minds about the sale.
“We built the school halfway when the children who came from Lagos told us to stop. They were ready to destroy all that we built and that held us up for almost a week, going to the police station and Obas appealing to them and we were told to only shoot there and not buy it.”
Adebayo equally spoke on the inspiration for the movie, saying, “I wanted to pass across a social message to the youths and wanted to do it culturally.”