14 Mar 2016

Tunde Kelani Launches Film School, Mainframe Film and Media Institute 'MFMI' On His 68th Birthday (PHOTOS)

Veteran Nigerian Filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, popularly known as TK launched his film school, the Mainframe Film and Media Institute (MFMI) on his 68th birthday, held at the Rooftop of Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Lagos City Hall in the evening of Friday, 26th February, 2016.

Nigeria’s pride and indeed, Africa’s pride, Professor Wole Soyinka was the guest of honour who unveiled the logo of the film school “in recognition of a great friend, a great artist, and a great mentor”.

Hosted by Jahman Anikulapo, Ropo Ewenla and Femi Odugbemi, the event had in attendance TK’s family and many dignitaries and personalities. Among them were Toun Kelani, Folake Doherty-Soyinka, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Lagbaja, Marc-Andre Schmachtel, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, Pierre Cherruau, Segun Odegbami (MON), Andy Amadi Okoroafor, Yeni Kuti, Theo Lawson, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Kunle Afolayan, Jide Bello, Kunle Ajibade, Steve Sodiya, Prof. Remi Raji, Dr. Sola Olorunyomi, Femi Sowoolu, Khabirat Kafidipe, Kola Ogunsolu, Jide Moronfolu, Taiwo Obe, Dr. Yinka Egbokhare, Hakeem Adenekan, Steven Adesemoye, Mr and Mrs Segun Adaju, Mr and Mrs Kola Tubosun, Segun Adefila, Quddus Onikeku, Dayo Liadi (Ijodee), Toyin Akinoso, Sarafa Abagun, Tunji Afolayan, Ayo Badmus, Abolore Sobayo, Damola Taiwo and Dolapo Taiwo.

The Mainframe Film and Media institute is due to commence operations in May, 2016. You can get more information about the school on www.mainframeinstitute.com.

Tunde Kelani holds a Diploma in the Art and Technique of Filmmaking from the London International Film School, London. After many years in the Nigerian Film Industry as a Cinematographer, he now manages Mainframe Film & Television Productions, an outfit formed to document Nigeria's rich culture.

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