Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria, Ibukun Awosika has made her acting debut in Kunle Afolayan's yet to be released movie titled "Citation".
Afolayan made the announcement of Awosika's special appearance in Instagram posts on Monday, August 31.
The top-notch film director wrote "Meet our surprise cast of CITATION
"Stop! What you’re doing because something really big just happened at Ife, and we have the entire exclusive!
"It all began in 2018 with the pre-production of Citation, then the production in January 2020, and now the 30th of August, we officially had the first private screening of Citation at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) (rep your school in our comments, we see you!) Why OAU? Well, not only was Citation shot at the University, but our surprise cast is an alumnus of the school.
Also sharing some photos on her Instagram page, Awosika wrote ": It is not in all situations, that we get a chance to do more than talk, about an issue that we are passionate about. The challenges that the female gender faces in her pursuit to be her best is multidimensional.
"When great institutions all come together, with an award-winning producer to take on a global issue, it seemed like a good risk worth taking as well as a great adventure into a field I had never experienced. Real respect for the players of the field.
"Don’t judge a man’s job until you have walked in his shoes. Nigeria is truly blessed to have so many great professionals. The potential for the sector to create jobs and add to economic growth is without question. I enjoyed the experience and I thank all those who made it fun for me! Wakanda forever?!
CITATION is a definite must-see!!
AllNews reports that Afolayan, while speaking on "Citation" earlier this year, said, “CITATION will create awareness on the different forms of violence against women and girls in the public and private sphere. It will educate society on women’s rights and the ways to enforce these rights for the achievement of equality and tranquility.
"The movie will encourage and embolden women to stand up against mistreatment and abuse by a patriarchal society. It has also been designed to propel women to aspire to become successful leaders and thereby provide counterexamples to negative gender stereotypes.”