Fans were pleasantly pleased by Adunni Ade’s release of Soole, unquestionably one of the year’s best efforts, last year. The film first played in theaters before it was later released on Netflix and became a huge hit all over the world. Adunni Ade had already mentioned in a few tweets how challenging the filmmaking process was.
“SOÓLÈ is trending!!! Thank you Nigeria! Please keep watching! Keep posting your reviews. Time to say my mind never reach! God shame the shameless! Wetin my eyes see during SOÓLÈ release in cinemas no bi small. Someone should ask me later. #soólèthemovie #soole”
Adunni Ade appears to be prepared to now simply offer us a taste of how difficult the cinema release of this film was for her. Here is what Adunni Ade ultimately disclosed regarding the tense Soole release.
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Adunni Ade opened up about the very hard experience of taking Soole to cinema when she appeared on Lilian Afegbai’s Youtube show, Lilian’s Couch. Speaking about the experience, Adunni Ade said:
ADUNNI ADE: Now filming, shooting a movie, it can be stressful but then actually having that project in cinemas, that is something totally different. Man, if you’re not sound, if you’re not mentally stable, you can lose it. So many people didn’t know this. In fact, I think maybe one or two people knew, but I was ill, I was sick, I had lost so much weight. I was doing meet and greet back and forth [between hospital and cinema]. I would leave the hospital on admission, receive IVs, I have very bad veins, my leg being poked, popped up on hospital beds taking IVs and doctors telling me “ma’am you can’t leave”. I’m like no, I have money to be made. He’d be like “no, you need your life”. I said I understand, but let me make this money so I can come and pay this hospital bill. And I would take IVs, I would leave. Go straight to the cinema, stand there, smile with people, meet a lot of amazing people
And I have to be honest with you, a lot of people I actually met there actually came there to watch Soole. But then you have a few people who will tell you “I don’t watch Nigerian movies”, and that makes me cringe. I mean, it’s okay, you have your own options or what you identify with, but you don’t have to – hmm, it was just an experience. I don’t know. It was crazy. People appreciating Soole, it means the world to me, so I can only push further. That’s all I want to do. Now it’s what’s the next thing.
Wow! Not her going to meet and greets straight from the hospital just after taking drip. Not those awon “I don’t watch Nigerian films” gang, which even me sef I still don’t understand those people till today but okay. Wow! Aunty really went through it. What do you think about what Adunni Ade said?