Award-winning Nigerian writer, Sade Adeniran’s “Imagine This” is going to be adapted into a feature film. The writer revealed this at an interview with Shadow and Act, a UK-based media.
Sade Adeniran is a London based Nigerian Novelist and Filmmaker whose debut novel “Imagine This” won the award for Best First Book in Africa at the 2008 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize.
The excited writer who will be scripting and producing the film took to her twitter page to share the interview. The already completed script won British Urban Film Festival Award for Best Script Talent at the second round of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
She gave an insight on the upcoming feature film: “Imagine This” is a 90-minute animated feature adapted from my award-winning book of the same name. It’s a coming of age drama which follows the story of Lola Ogunwole, who, along with her brother, is taken back home to Nigeria after growing up in London. The overarching themes are displacement, loss of identity and otherness. This project was recently selected for the 2018 Durban Talents Lab”.
Adeniran has five short films to her name, two live actions; More Cake(2013) and A Mother’s Journey(2016), then three experimental animations; Mrs. Bolanle Benson (2015), My Mother’s Stew (2017) and E Go Betta Oh (2018). She also has another project in the oven, a feature film titled “Two Weddings”.
The Novelist has always had a passion for filmmaking, a dream she didn’t pursue until after the success of her debut novel. She said:
“I always wanted to be a filmmaker but didn’t dare to follow my dreams, so, instead, I got myself a corporate job as a consultant and worked on my creative projects as a hobby. After I published my debut novel to critical success, I decided to pursue filmmaking as a career. It’s been a slow process, but as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day”.