In the past couple of years, Nollywood has been enjoying more attention and acclaim than ever before, and that’s due to the considerable rise in the quality and range of stories being told.
In a bid to celebrate this growth, self-taught freelance illustrator, Akhigbe Okhai (aka LeanKid) launched a limited series, Nollywood Mash, which finds him creating mash-ups of some of the industry’s biggest hits.
Blending two movies to form one, he created Chief Daddy in Bondage (Chief Daddy & Living in Bondage), Sugar Baby (Sugar Rush & Elevator Baby), Lion King (Lionheart & King of Boys) and Isoken The CEO (Isoken and The CEO).
Speaking with Zikoko about his inspiration, Akhigbe said:
“I really love movies and Nollywood has grown significantly in terms of quality, production and storytelling.
Nollywood Mash is just my own little way of appreciating the film industry in Nigeria.”
Collaborating with screenwriter, Chiemeka Osuagwu, Akhigbe created an extensive list of successful Nollywood movies and began pairing them until he found the perfect matches.
You can check out more of his work right here.