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Lancelot set to mark 20 years as a filmmaker with 3 TV dramas

By Benjamin Njoku

This is celebration time. After top actress Omotola Jalaide-Ekeinde flagged off activities marking her 20 years sojourn in the entertainment industry last week in Abuja, it is now the turn of celebrated director and producer, Lancelot Imasuen, to roll out the drums and celebrate his two decades of making quality films and bringing happiness to

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Lancelot, whose historical film, “Invasion 1897” premiered last December, and currently enjoying global acclamation, started his filmmaking career in 1995. But it was after directing the film, “The Soul That Sinneth” in 1999, that he came into prominence.

Revealing his plans to mark his 20 years sojourn in Nollywood to HVP, the respected producer said the celebration will come up some time in July. As a matter of fact, he has started shooting a 13-episode TV series called “Star Ryhmes” to commemorate the celebration.

Lancelot said it’s exciting returning to his first love as a foremost comedy film maker, having produced classic comedy films, dating back to 2000, when he co-produced the film, “Uncle Wayward” with Adisa Ajourn.

“Star Ryhme”, starring top comedian, Eboh Bomb, MC Shagi, Valho Osagie, Abies Isbinoba, Patince Useni and Stephanie Isuma, according to Lancelot, will not be the only TV series he’s cooking up as part of activities marking the milestone. Others are “About Tomorrow” and and “Surulere Barber Shop.”


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