Nigerian Ghollywood actress and Funke Akindele look-alike, Fatimah Adeoye aka Aliyah is back on the movie scene and currently making waves on YouTube with her newest film Lobatan, which has garnered thousands of views within a week of its release. Unlike Aliyah which was a standard long film, Lobatan is a short film which tells the story of a greedy, conceited and proud uptown girl who lost a wealthy boyfriend as a result of her pride and her knack for taking everything at face value.
Speaking on why she decided to release a short film even after not releasing her big budget film Aliyah into the market, the 2015 City People Discovery of the Year winner, said it is because of the recession in the Ghana movie market, saying releasing it now may just be as good as throwing away money invested.
“After producing Aliyah and the big premiere, I still haven’t released the movie because the movie industry in Ghana is very slow at the moment and I might not be able to make my money back. So, I decided not to produce a major movie now and instead of just being there without Phat 1 Entertainment doing anything I decided to come up with this short movie titled ‘Lobatan’, meaning ‘That’s All”. Lobaton was released earlier this week but the response so far has been very good,” she explains.