After wrapping the shoot in Abeokuta yesterday, Jamiu Shoyode (Production Manager) wanted to recognize certain behind-the-scenes individuals under his supervision who you haven’t seen on the blog: “Everyone in the production is important, no matter how small their jobs may be.”
The four location drivers (Yomi Elugadebo , Femi Olayinka, Ade Owu, and Sunday) also take on production assistant duties. Elugadebo coordinates the working relationship with the Make-up and Wardrobe teams; Olayinka packs and unpacks the on-set production area; Owu assists the Sound team; and Sunday is the intermediary between the market vendors and the Caterers.
S. Ade Abiodun (Production Supervisor) connects Shoyode with everything that he needs, from the cleaning staff for the crew’s accommodations to setting up the danfo accident scene on Thursday.
Bimpe and Peju Abiodun (Welfare Officers) coordinate all aspects of hospitality for the cast and crew. According to Shoyode, “Without them, we wouldn’t have beds to sleep in, water to drink, or food to eat.”
Ayobami Adeniji and Opeyemi Ogundimu (Camera Assistants) set up the cameras, change the lenses, and keep track of the slates.
Tajudeen Arobieke (Loation Manager) manages on-set security. His diplomacy has stabilized negotiations with Area Boys and unscrupulous officials looking for “dash”.
Olasunkanmi Jacobs (Personal Assistant to the Production Designer) works with Tunji Afolayan (Props) to realize Bola’s visions, such as painting the sets and purchasing the props.
Dare Obadeyi (Spark) takes care of all the set’s electrical needs (which includes five generators). This is paramount in a country where the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) is more popularly known as “Never Expect Power Always”.
Jaleel Olaide (Production Technician) sets up the on-set production are at every location and supports Ola’kazeem Agboola (Editor).
Now that you’ve gotten to know these “unsung heroes”, look out for them when the production moves back to Lagos today, with plans to begin shooting by Wednesday.