The Director and Producer of Gangs of Lagos, Jade Osiberu, has explained that her experience at Isale Eko, while shooting another movie called, Giddy Up, initiated the thoughts around ‘Gangs of Lagos’.
Jade, while speaking to journalists at a press briefing recently in Lagos, said they became characters in the story as she saw a mother cooking dinner and feeding her children.
She thought about what it would feel like to live in Isale Eko, stuck there yet desiring more for self and children.
According to her, she wanted to affect people who live the lives people don’t understand, saying it is a revelatory film.
Osiberu, therefore, stated that the movie is a story of empathy, love and dreams
“Twelve years ago, while I was shooting a series called Giddy Up in Isale Eko, across the window from where we were, I could see into another building’s window section and the people living there.
“Immediately, they became characters in my story. I saw a mother cooking dinner and feeding her children.
“I thought about what it would feel like to live in Isale Eko, stuck there yet desiring more for yourself and your children.
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