The director of ‘Wedding Party 2,’ Niyi Akinmolayan strongly believes he will become a billionaire soon.
The movie director assured fans that he’s so sure that he will become a billionaire real soon with a recent revelation.
In a recent tweet, Akinmolayan said his belief and understanding of the world of ‘animation’ makes him believe he’s on the path to becoming a billionaire.
“This animation business is what will make me a billionaire. Many can’t see it but nothing has ever been so clear to me. We keep moving forward!!!” he wrote on his Twitter page on February 9.
Akinmolayan is behind some of the big-budget films that have gone on to rake in millions of Naira – ‘The Wedding Party 2’ raked in N1.1 billion, ‘Chief Daddy’ raked in over N300 million, and ‘Set Up’ which raked in N53.5 million.
Already, Akinmolayan, who runs Anthill studios, has begun work on award-winning animations.
In his kitty of animation is ‘Malika,’ and ‘Frogeck’. While ‘Malika’ is a short animation film, ‘Frogeck’ is a yet-to-be-completed full animation film.
In 2018, Akinmolayan released a teaser for his full animation film, Frogeck, which has its theme set in Ibadan, Nigeria.
The filmmaker and animator’s company, Anthill studios, signed a collaboration deal with a Tunisian studio to complete ‘Frogeck’.
During a chat with a group of animators, he said a budget of N120 million was planned for the execution of his animation film.
“The initial budget was N120m in development, that is about 300,000 Euros. We have opened up for people to have equity of 35%. We are looking at a N30m budget for marketing amongst other things,” the Wedding Party II director disclosed.
Akinmolayan is a Nigerian filmmaker, who has an eye for animation and is bent on achieving a feat through a Nigerian or pan-African animation.
His first effort, ‘Malaika’ won best animations at two different film festival awards – Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards and AFRIFF Globe awards in 2019.