There are strong indications that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Chairman of a private radio station in Ibadan, Solutions 93.9FM, Chief Taofeek Adegboyega Adegoke are among eminent personalities expected to grace the premiere of Oko Iyawo (Groom) produced and directed by the popular nollywood actor, Otunba Akintola Lewis.
This arrangement was sealed when the planning committee of event led by Otunba (Dr) Akin Lewis paid a courtesy visit to the office of Chief Taofeek Adegboyega Adegoke who is the Aare Onibon Balogun Ile Ibadan where he gave his assurance to chair the occasion.
Others expected are former deputy CBN Governor and 2019 gubernatorial candidate under the umbrella of APC, Chief Bayo Adelabu who is expected to be the chief host, while Alhaji Oluwatoyin Agidi, a philanthropist will serve as father of the day.
Others include His Imperial Majesty, Oba Micheal Odunayo Ajayi, Arowotawaya 11. (Elerinmo of Erinmo Kingdom) and
Oba Dr. Olagoke Adisa Akinola Oyeyode 111 (Oranmiyan of Oko Kingdom) are royal fathers of the occasion as well as cream de la cream of the society, movers and shakers in the film industry, and host of others.
“Oko-Iyawo” is a comedy movie produced and directed by Otunba Akin Lewis. The story is around Chief Ifaseyi, a married man of many years with two children who is living happily with his wife. Not too rich until his girlfriend of so many years decided to marry him after she won a multi-million naira contract. His wife resisted but finally succumbed to pressure from his friends. Ifaseyi and the new lover got married and lived truly in opulence – money, new house, cars etc. All was well until Ifaseyi decided to divorce the new wife, then hell was let loose!
The producer, Otunba (Dr) Akintola Akin-Lewis started his professional career in theatre in 1973 when he joined Odu Themes, a theatre group led by Prof. Bode Sowande of the then Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan. He later trained at the University of Ife where he obtained a distinction under the tutelage of Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Ssoyinka, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, Sunbo Marinho, Chuck Mike and many others. He also perfected his craft on the Wole Soyinka theatre stage of University of Ibadan under Dr. Zulu Sofola, Bayo Odunneye (Uncle B) and Prof. Bode Sowande.
Akin Lewis bagged an MA in Theatre (Acting and Directing) from Sofia Bulgaria and a PGD in Marketing Communications from University of Lagos. He was recently awarded, Honorary Doctorate degree (HONORARY CAUSA) in Politics and Social Human Development by SANCTI PAULI LUTHERAN INSTITUTE FRANCE.