Kemi Adetiba, who was in charge of “The Wedding Party,” said she knows an Oscar will come soon.
On the latest episode of CNN’s African Voices, the Nigerian filmmaker talked about the success of the romantic comedy, her web series, “King Women,” and winning an Oscar very soon.
“I was questioning my longevity in front of the camera. I’d also find it intriguing when I would go off for shoots with the cameramen.
“I said: ‘Instead of just wasting a couple of years, how about I learn a new craft while I’m doing that?
What is the thing that I want to learn now? What is the thing that will take my career to the next level? – being a director.”
Talking about her first feature film “The Wedding Party,” which is currently the highest grossing Nollywood movie, she said, “I knew it was going to break the record, I knew it was going to do very well, I felt it, I sensed it.
“The greatest thing you can do for yourself is every time you have the opportunity to handle someone’s project, knock it out the park, and that is what I live by every day.”
On her future projects, an Adetiba who is interested in international success said, “I honestly do believe that winning an Oscar is going to come very soon, I’ve given myself two to five years.”