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Olumo Rock Pictures is a Film, Television and Distribution company which has produced a number of documentaries, music videos and 2015 feature film, Beneficence. The company was founded in 2009 and is Headed by CEO Ladi Akinyosoye.

The production section, headed by Labake Akinyosoye, released its first feature film, Beneficence in 2015, starring Gabriel Afolayan and Shaffy Bello and is currently working on a number of upcoming projects.
Next on the slate is LOCKDOWN, an action movie out in 2020.
Set in the fictional Quarterly Bank Commerce bank at Christmas, the film is directed by Ladi Akinyosoye, with a star studded cast including Beverly Naya, Kalu Ikeagwu, Linda Ejiofor, Dele Odule, Kelechi Udegbe, Jude Chukwuka, Bucci Franklin, Harry Dorgu, Tunbosun Aiyedehin, Sola Onayiga, Tallulah Doherty, Jerry Bakpa and others.
The company also has a number of upcoming exciting projects, including an untitled medical talk show in 2020 and a documentary about the life and work of Sir Adesoji Aderemi, the late Ooni of Ife, due out in 2020 in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of his passing.
Their next feature films include a crime drama 24 HOURS and, EBENEZER’S CHRISTMAS, which is in pre-production, slated for December 2021.

Current Projects

LOCKDOWN (2020)

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Key People

LADI AKINYOSOYE CEO

LADI AKINYOSOYE studied Filmmaking and Screenwriting at the New York Film Academy and London Film Academy. On returning to Nigeria he began his career working on Apprentice Africa and followed up by directing music videos and documentaries. He is CEO of OLUMO ROCK PICTURES. Akinyosoye studied law at University of Lagos and Screenwriting and Directing at The New York Film Academy in 2005. With Olumo Rock Pictures Ltd, he has directed and starred in the movie Beneficence, released in 2015, and has written and directed a second feature film, Lockdown, due for release in 2020.

LABAKE AKINYOSOYE HEAD OF PRODUCTION

LABAKE AKINYOSOYE studied Medicine and Surgery at University of Lagos, and practiced in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She studied screenwriting with tutors including Jeff Arch (Sleepless in Seattle), and Professor Richard Krevolin (USC). She has written two Novels, Flesh and Stone and The Captive of Dreams, a fantasy novel out in 2020. Akinyosoye wrote her first screenplay in 2001. Her first production Beneficence (2015), was based on the story’ Mama o gba’, from her short story collection ‘The Calabash and other stories’. She has recently wrapped her second production, the film Lockdown, out in 2020

Film

FILMS BY OLUMO ROCK PICTURES

LOCKDOWN (2020)

Directed
Ladi Akinyosoye
Story by
Ladi Akinyosoye
Screenplay by
Ladi Akinyosoye and Labake Akinyosoye
Starring
Beverly Naya, Kalu Ikeagwu, Linda Ejiofor, Kelechi Udegbe, Jude Chukwuka, Bucci Franklin, Harry Dorgu, Jerry Bakpa, Tunbosun Aiyedehin and introducing Tomi Fabamigbe. Special guest appearances by Dele Odule, Tallulah Doherty and Sola Onayiga.

A group of people are trapped in Quarterly Bank of Commerce, a top international bank overnight during the festive season, with no route to escape. Who will survive the night?

BENEFICENCE (2015)

Directed by
Ladi Akinyosoye
Story by
Labake Akinyosoye
Screenplay by
Labake Akinyosoye and Ladi Akinyosoye
Starring
Gabriel Afolayan, Shafy Bello Tomi Odunsi, Sola Onayiga, Tubosun, Aiyedehin, Kelechi Udegbe, Kalu Ikeagwu and Dele Odule.

Tunji is in a financial bind. Unable to help his struggling mother care for the family, he turns to his friend Lanre for an unorthodox means of making money. Soon he is enjoying a lifestyle he only dreamed of and ignoring the warnings of those around him. Life is going well and he feels invincible.
But we all pay a price for what we get…

EBENEZER'S CHRISTMAS (2020)

Scheduled for production in early 2020 for a late 2020 release. Adapted by Labake Akinyosoye from the play by Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’, the tale of a man visited by three ghosts on the eve of Christmas.

24 HOURS (2020)

A feature length film scheduled for production in spring 2020. Written and produced by Ladi Akinyosoye. A kidnapping drama set in Lagos.

Television

COMING SOON

OLUMO ROCK PICTURES RETURNS TO DOCUMENTARY ROOTS WITH OONI OF IFE BIOGRAPHY
Olumo Rock Pictures is currently working on a feature length documentary based on the life of the late Ooni of Ife Sir Adesoji Aderemi KCMG, to be released in 2020 in commemoration of the 40th year since his passing. It is a project with a personal connection, produced by Labake Akinyosoye and Ladi Akinyosoye. Directed by Ladi Akinyosoye.

MEDICAL TALK SHOW
A public health talk show scheduled for filming in 2020 created by Labake Akinyosoye.

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BRINGING AFRICA TO THE WORLD

For Olumo Rock Pictures Ltd, producing quality content to introduce a culturally rich, globally engaged Africa to the world, is a calling as well as a career. Headed by CEO Ladi Akinyosoye, the company is currently working in a number of projects. The head of production Labake Akinyosoye is a screenwriter and novelist. Olumo Rock Pictures is a Film, Television and Distribution company which has produced a number of documentaries, music videos and the 2015 feature film, Beneficence, starring Gabriel Afolayan and Shaffy Bello. Next on the slate is LOCKDOWN, an action movie out in 2020. Set in the fictional QBC bank at Christmas, the film is directed by Ladi Akinyosoye, with a star studded cast including Beverly Naya, Kalu Ikeagwu, Linda Ejiofor, Dele Odule and Kelechi Udegbe amongst others. The company also has a number of upcoming exciting projects, ranging from a medical talk show to a documentary about Sir Adesoji Aderemi, the late Ooni of Ife, due out in 2020 in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of his passing. Their next feature film, EBENEZER’S CHRISTMAS, is in pre-production, also slated for December 2021. A kidnapping drama 24 HOURS is also in pre-production. Olumo Rock Pictures has a clear mission statement: Bringing Africa to the World. Moving forward, we intend to show Nigeria as a major source of global culture and entertainment.

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