Wednesday, August 11, 2010
LANCELOT MEETS DAGRIN’S FATHER
Veteran movie director, Lancelot Imasuen has begun consultations with
the father of late yoruba rap artist, Dagrin, in order to have inputs
from the older Olanipekun on the life and times of his late son for
the production of Ghetto Dreams, a biopic on the life and times of
late rapper Dagrin .
Dagrin’s father will be helping the versatile director in recalling
the life, timeof the late rapper and events that shaped the course of
life of the late rap artist.
Speaking on the rationale behind the involvement of the late rap
artist’s father, Lancelot Imasuen said, “I’m of the opinion that when
you want to look into an epic work like this, talking about the deeds
of some heroic deeds of some individual, you must be able to have more
than enough to put on the table and all of that.”
Lancelot futher stated that Dagrin’s father is fully aware of the
movie project and he is also very much involved in the production of
Ghetto Dreams, a biography of the late rap artist. Ghetto Dream will
profile in a touching way the true life story and experiences of
Dagrin: the development, struggles, breakthrough and death of Dagrin.
The movie will also feature a cast of young and upcoming artistes as
well as established musicians.
Meanwhile the search for a perfect match to play the role of Dagrin is
still on. Describing the qualities an individual must posses to play
the role of Dagrin, Stingomania Entertainment says the Dagrin must
have an extremely close resemblance with the artist in physique, rap
skills, street credibility and mannerism
Also speaking on the movie project, Lancelot Imasuen the director of
the movie said, “I’ll be needing assistance from a whole lot of people
that actually mean well for the project because we want to go deep
with the story we have been able to gather but in terms of the
structures on ground, in terms of the artistry, in terms of the
liberty as artistes dive into areas that we want to create; I believe
it is going to be a huge success, that I can assure you with God on
The movie, Ghetto Dreams will serve the dual purpose of immortalizing
Dagrin and at the same time provide some financial consolation to the
family of Dagrin who have been largely ignored by the various
commercial projects based on the life and works of Dagrin. A portion
(20%) of the net proceeds from this movie will go towards donations
for the family of Dagrin, while another 20% will go towards the
endowment for the Ghetto Dreams Foundation in honor of Dagrin.
The movie will be premiered at major theaters in different locations
at home and abroad.