Have you ever wondered about the life of the iconic Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, the woman of many firsts? You are not alone and Bolanle Austen-Peters is set to satisfy that curiosity.
The talented thespian has announced that her production company, Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions (BAP Productions), will be telling the story of the late matriarch of the Kuti family, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti.
She shared the news on Instagram with the caption:
Opening the door and Stepping into the world of a Great African Heroine; Funmilayo Ransome Kuti. It is a privilege and honour to be be entrusted with this timeless, inspirational, incredible story. Fela’s Mum is dynamite! Amazing and a true Amazon.This is going to be fun and inspirational. The research, the support from the Kuti Family and Funmilayo Ransome Kuti estate has been phenomenal. With my team @bapproduction @lancegewer and my entire production team, we move into this historic timepiece. Wish us well as we commence another adventure into storytelling. @terrakulture @_kehindebankole @ajokesilva @omowunmi_dada #storytelling @yeniakuti @madekuti @femiakuti @ibrahimsuleimanofficial @patrickdiabuahBolanle Austen-Peters
Joke Silva, Kehinde Bankole, Omowunmi Dada, Ibrahim Suleiman and Patrick Diabuah are some of the actors tapped to appear in the biopic.
For those who don’t know, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was a women’s rights activist and mother of the legendary musician, Fela Kuti. She was the first woman to drive a car, the first female student at the Abeokuta Grammar School and the first woman to form a political union, The Abeokuta Women’s Union.
This is one story we sure look forward to seeing. How about you?