Mike Bamiloye is a Seasoned Filmmaker who evangelises through his films. He has many film titles to his name and I daresay, the best team in the country in this regard. His biography, put together in a film titled The Train, written and produced by his son, Damilola Mike-Bamiloye, was recently released to the accolades of many. The movie details the journey of the evangelist right from childhood when his mother passed on, to the present.
A lot of lessons can be drawn from the biography, a few of which we shall be sharing with you.
- The God factor: God is involved in all that we do. He it is that formed us and of course, knows how our lives would turn out. We should trust Him and always consort with Him in our individual journeys. Also, ‘when your focus shifts from God, you’ll always be disappointed’ (The Train).
- Patience: Patience is key in life and a patient man, it is said, inherits the earth. It is important that one does not rush any process in life.
- Trust the process: Things may not be rosy from the start but they will surely fall in place as one continues to strive. Mike Bamiloye kept pushing, despite all odds. He did not waver, the jeers and criticisms, notwithstanding.
- Trusting God also involves following His plans for our lives even if we do not like the place He is sending us to.
‘Whenever you feel God is leading you to the lowest valley, you might want to get a hoe and start digging for answers because your gold might just be around the corner’ (The Train).
So, rather than seeking an escape from the present predicament, see how it can be tweaked for the greater good.
- ‘Do not allow anyone to despise your vision/mission and the Lord will make you progress’ (The Train).
- Stay firm no matter the opposition and doubts.
Besides the lessons learnt from this film, we can say a few things about the production of the movie too.
- Picture Quality: The picture quality is good, something not surprising, knowing Mount Zion for who they are. Besides, producing the film to make sure that the scenes are believed to have been shot from way back in the 70s is also applaudable.
- Costume/Props: The Costumes and props are all befitting for the roles they are used for. The ‘old school’ touch was from top to bottom.
- Actors: We can comfortably give 99% for this. Each actor acted out his role well, including the children. The actors are also applaudable, especially the lead character – Seun Adejumobi.
- Believability: The plot is totally relatable and therefore believable.
- Language: This aspect may not be amusing to a non-Yoruba speaking individual because of the constant switch. But with the job well done with the translation, such may not find following the story too difficult.
Produced by the Mount Zion Film Productions, Nigeria, the film stars Seun Adejumobi as Mike Bamiloye and Tolulope Mike-Bamiloye as Gloria Bamiloye, among many other great talents.
You can watch the film here.