Kemi Adetiba

Kemi Adetiba

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Filmmaker and music director Kemi Adetiba who is best known for her movies Wedding Party and King of Boys has said she believes the year 2020 still holds many promises unlike most people in the world who have written off the year as a year of total waste with Coronavirus pandemic.

Adetiba made her opinion known through her Twitter and Instagram handles a few days ago.

She tweeted, “Saw a tweet where person wrote they had canceled their goals for 2020 and replaced them with simply “staying alive.” I think 2020 still has more to offer. My dad once said to me “What you lose on the stretch, you gain on the curve.” I pray there is more once we round this bend.”

The award-winning movie director went on to put up a long epistle on her Instagram page talking about the same thing. She wrote;

“I think 2020 still has more to offer. There is no pretending it is increasingly becoming harder and harder to remain positive in these peculiar times. It is very natural to want to simply throw your hands in the air and give permission for the year to throw you anywhere and anyhow it wills.

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“I know it seems unfair to be forced in the position where you have to choose between hunger or health for both yourself and your family, but alas, here we are and there is no running from it.”

She sermonised that lamenting about the situation will not make it disappear, and advise we should give it whatever it takes to live our normal lives.

“Blinking hard or “woe is me” laments will not make it disappear. But if this THING will not play fair, then neither will we. The only thing sure about LIFE is CHANGE. And as long as you have breath… There is always HOPE!!! No one would have predicted an invisible virus would come shut down the entire world for half the year. This is what you call “humbling!!” But as long as the world is still spinning, we have an obligation to keep pushing,” she added.

She prophesied that when things open up it will be survival of the fittest and only those that spent time warming up, prepping, and evolving will gather the most nuts in the end.

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There is no pretending it is increasingly becoming harder and harder to remain positive in these peculiar times. It is very natural to want to simply throw your hands in the air and give permission for the year to throw you anywhere and anyhow it wills. I know it seems unfair to be forced in the position where you have to choose between Hunger or Health for both yourself and your family, but alas, here we are and there is no running from it 🤷🏽‍♀️ Blinking hard or "woe is me" laments will not make it disappear. But if this THING will not play fair, then neither will we. The only thing sure about LIFE is CHANGE. And as long as you have breath… There is always HOPE!!! No one would have predicted an invisible virus would come shut down the entire world for half the year. This is what you call "humbling!!" But as long as the world is still spinning, we have an obligation to keep pushing. Don't put the pressure of needing to get things back on the same, exact track they were before the pandemic. There is nothing wrong with changing tracks, Shifting strategies or Re-engineering goals. Cos even though it feels like your hands have been tied for half the year… The is still another BIG half to look 'forward' to. And SO MUCH can happen in half a year…The last few months have proven this. When things open up, it will definitely be "survival of the fittest" and only the ones that spent THIS TIME warming up, prepping and evolving will gather the most nuts at the end. Everyday, I fight those dooming thoughts and INSIST there is MORE to 2020 (for me) than simply "STAYING ALIVE" and this is why, I will be one of the scurrying squirrels with FAT cheeks at the end. Will you? #SpeakIt #StayStrong #StayPositive #ItsNotOverYet #StayHomeStaySafe

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Kemi Adetiba is known for many things in the media and entertainment world, but her two films “Wedding Party” and “King of Boys” have been rather extraordinary.

In 2018, King of Boys made history as the biggest ever opening week for a non-comedy Nollywood film before grossing over N245 million in box office worldwide.