“I was out of finance and because I had faith that the project would work, I sold my properties.” said Femi Adebayo
Anyone who has seen Jagun Jagun would attest that achieving such fitness was not easy.
Femi Adebayo, the producer of the critically acclaimed film “Jagun Jagun,” which was released on Netflix last weekend (August 10), has shared some of the hurdles he faced during the production process.
In a recent interview, the blockbuster filmmaker revealed that Jagun Jagun is a multi-billion dollar project. To overcome the gargantuan financial constraints, he chose to sell some of his properties. He chose not to seek assistance from financial institutions or individuals.
According to Femi’s statement, “Jagun Jagun is a multi-billion naira project and I can’t say the exact amount I spent on it on shooting. I used the proceeds of Agbeshinkole to produce Jagun Jagun. I was working on not getting funded by finance houses and individuals. At a point, I was out of finance and because I had faith that the project would work, I sold my properties”.
Femi, like many others, was troubled by the challenge of surpassing Ageshinkole’s record. I am glad to report that he was able to accomplish it successfully. It is clear that the project had a significant impact on a global scale
Femi recounted the tale of how he established the warrior school from scratch:
“We built from scratch the warrior school. We were forced with the challenge of purchasing that land, we wanted to own the land. And at a point, we had an agreement and paid for it, but the children of the owner of the land changed their minds about the land sale. We have built the school halfway when the children who came from Lagos told us to stop. They were ready to destroy all that we built and that held us up for almost a week, going to the Police station and Obas appealing to
them and we were told to only shoot there and not buy it.
When discussing his inspiration, he stated, “What inspired the story of Jagun Jagun is the youth and
environment of Nigeria. I wanted to pass across a social message to the youths and wanted to do it culturally”.