Today, we reconnected with Tunde Kelani’s roots in television when shooting moved to the LTV (Lagos Television) headquarters in Ikeja to film scenes of Kashimawo’s interview. Working on bond for NTV (Nigerian Television) in 1976 allowed Kelani to complete his certificate in filmmaking at London Film School. His early career in broadcasting cemented professional bonds, some of which have lasted for more than 30 years.
Outside his cinema work, Kelani also independently develops programming for television. His latest project for the small screen was Arambada (Yoruba for “Things that I would have loved to do”), a talk show that aired on LTV on Sunday afternoons in 2000–2002.
The afternoon was spent reshooting the scene of Kashimawo in the make-up chair (the very first scene shot in Lagos) after Bukky Ogunnote had to transfer the role of Dolapo to Tamilore Kuboye as a result of a scheduling conflict.