WeTalkSound and Inside Nollywood are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of “Sounds of Nollywood,” a groundbreaking documentary series that shines a spotlight on the unsung heroes of the Nigerian film industry – the sound designers and composers who bring cinematic experiences to life.

Set to premiere on March 13, this series takes audiences behind the scenes of the sound compositions for some of Nollywood’s biggest projects including Anikulapo, The Black Book, Jagun Jagun, Collision Course and Battle on Buka’s Street.

The documentary is an immersive journey through the artistry and innovation of leading professionals in the field. The documentary is presented by WeTalkSound in collaboration with In Nollywood. Kindly find links to preview and all other needed information about the project here.

The series features:

  • Ava Momoh – Composer for Collision Course, Over the Bridge, Cake.
  • Anu Afolayan – Composer for Aníkúlápó, Swallow, Citation.
  • Kulanen Ikyo – Composer for The Black Book, Blood Sisters
    , Lionheart, Okafor’s Law, October 1.
  • Tolu Obanro – Composer for Jagun Jagun, Gangs of Lagos, Battle on Buka Street, Brotherhood, King of Thieves.
  • Clement ‘DJ Klem’ Kponu – Composer for Aníkúlápó: Rise of the Spectre, Halima’s Choice, Lady Buckit & The Motley Mopsters, Fishbone.

According to Dolapo Amusat, the CEO of WeTalkSound, “Sounds of Nollywood” is more than just a documentary series; it’s a celebration of creativity, passion, and innovation. Through intimate interviews and captivating behind-the-scenes footage, viewers will gain a deeper understanding of the vital role that sound design plays in shaping the emotional impact of films. “From pulse-pounding action sequences to poignant dramatic moments, our series highlights the incredible talent and dedication of the individuals who make it all possible.”

With “Sounds of Nollywood,” we invite audiences to explore the intricate art of sound design and music composition in Nigerian cinema. From traditional rhythms to contemporary beats, our series delves into the diverse sonic landscape of Nollywood, showcasing the unique blend of cultural influences and artistic expressions that define the sounds in the industry’s most pivotal projects.

Anita Eboigbe, co-founder of In Nollywood notes that “by showcasing the work of talented sound designers and composers from across Nigeria, we aim to spotlight an underexplored part of Nollywood’s character – the music of its films – and hope that this inspires others. Through our series, we hope to foster a greater appreciation for the art of sound and its transformative power in cinema, especially in Nollywood.”

“Sounds of Nollywood” will be available on the WeTalkSound YouTube page. All five
episodes of the documentary will be available to view on March 13, 2024.



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