40 years after his death, Ayinla Waheed Yusuf (popularly known as Ayinla Omowura) — the iconic Apala musician — will find himself reincarnated in a lifetime biopic played by Lateef Adedimeji.
Produced by ace-filmmaker, Tunde Kilani, the forthcoming biopic titled “Àyìnlá”, will answer questions like “Who is Ayinla Omowura? Why is his music still relevant forty years after his tragic death? What is the root that nurtured his craft and music?
Born in 1933, Ayinla is considered to be one of the most original Yoruba musicians of post-colonial Nigeria. His music was popular in South-West Nigeria in the 70s. Sadly, he was killed by one of his band members during a brawl in Abeokuta, Ogun State in 1980.
The movie will also star Bimbo Manuel, Kunle Afolayan, Omowunmi Dada, Ade Laoye, and many others.