First runner-up in the last Big Brother Africa reality show, otherwise called Hotshots edition, Tayo Faniran, has made debut in a new movie, The Anniversary, shot last week, in Lagos.
Tayo acted alongside Folasade Abimbola of EbonyLife TV’s Mixed Feeling drama, displays his charms in the two-cast romantic movie.
The short film, which tells the story of a troubled marriage of a young couple and how they were able to get their groove back, was co-produced by Folashade, alongside Seun Okegbemiro, the director of the movie.
While Folashade described the movie as a landmark in her young career as a filmmaker, Tayo said the Extravaganza performances in the Big Brother House prepared him for this movie and others to come.
According to Folashade, “Big Brother Hotshot was more or less a talent exhibition show, the contestants had to act, sing and perform for Africa, every week so, seeing Tayo on those extravaganzas made it easy. And also he’s quite funny and interesting.”
Written by Gbenga Etti, the project was supported by OUCH, Maryshine Saloon and Wickedstones.
Folashade, a graduate of Lagos State University is also noted for works such as Valley Between, Iphegenia finds Ayelala, Woman of Owu and We Will Live, while still an undergraduate.
On the other hand, her co-producer, Seun Okegbemiro, is a movie, music video director and artiste manager. His production house, Dazedfaze Films, is also part organizers of Most Beautiful Face in Nigeria pageant.