Dino Melaye Turns Actor After Losing Senatorial Seat
To star in new Nollywood film
Senator Dino Melaye has taken to movie acting after losing his senatorial seat in the National Assembly.
Reports show that Senator Melaye is billed to feature in a Nollywood movie titled “Lemonade” set to premiere on December 11, 2019 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.
The movie will feature other seasoned actors as Linda Osifo, Mofe Duncan, Remi, Ayoola Ayobami, Chioma Idigo, Sean King, among others.
Lemonade was shot by Joy Media Productions and directed by prolific film maker, Lummie Edevibe of Filmcorp.
It centers on a single mother trying to succeed despite daunting challenges.
Announcing the movie, the producer, Joy Idoko, who also starred in the movie, said:
“The script had to go through two different writers. Initially I didn’t get what I was looking for.
“So I had to sit down to rewrite the script and edit it alongside the director it. It took almost two years to get the scripting right and to put together a talented cast and crew.
“The most challenging task was choosing a director to interpret the script.
“I must say the director of this movie did an amazing job. Our locations didn’t turn out as easy as I had expected and we had to go searching at the last minute.
“Finally, the fact that I had to juggle different rolls on set, from playing the lead role, writing the script and producing the film, makes the whole journey an interesting one”.
She noted that her intention was to encourage Nigerians to come out of their comfort zones and pursue their dreams.
She said: “A lot of people are stuck in toxic relationships that are preventing them from through, but we must take positive and firm steps towards achieving them.
The process will not always be easy, but in the end it will be worth it.”