Season 2 of Nigeria’s ‘Anikulapo’ is being shot in Ghana

Part of season 2 of Nigerian film ‘Anikulapo’ will be shot in Ghana, filmmaker Kunle Afolayan has announced.

Afolayan made the announcement at the recent Nigeria International Film and TV Summit (NIFS) in Cannes, France, in the presence of several film industry gurus and media personalities.

This runs parallel to the National Film Authority’s ‘Shoot in Ghana’ initiative.

The Executive Secretary of the Ghana National Film Authority, Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante, who brokered the deal in France, was at the summit when the announcement was made.

“This is an important development. The filming of parts of ‘Anikulapo’ in Ghana is a good opportunity to revive and strengthen the film relationship between Ghana and Nigeria. Both countries will benefit greatly from deep cooperation and exploring each other’s markets and strengths,” she said.

Kunle Afolayan is also committed to training; and its film school, KAP Academy, has trained more than 10,000 students in Nigeria and other parts of the continent.

His announcement means that many Ghanaians, even those outside the film industry, will be given jobs and skills will be transferred during the shoot. ‘Anikulapo’ is a Netflix original film and television series.

Juliet encourages filmmakers around the world to consider Ghana as a shooting location.

Ghana’s Shoot in Ghana campaign was launched two years ago and has seen many groundbreaking successes, including the much-discussed Super Bowl ad shot in the country (Ghana), and many more yet to be announced.

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