Ace filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, has revealed plans to produce and release a film on the late Fuji Music creator, Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, MFR, as a way to further immortalise him.
He made the revelation while speaking at the grand finale of the BarryFest Fuji music International Festival 2022 at Ilaji Hotels and Resorts, Akanran, Ibadan.
Kelani said he had always wanted to produce a film in memory of the Fuji music legend since four years ago and was happy the biopic will be ready by 2023.
“I had wanted to talk about this about four years ago. There is a need for us to produce a film in honour of the memory of the man we are celebrating here today.
“I am assuring you that a film will soon come out on Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister. In fact, one film will not be enough to document his life and music, but we are starting with this one.
“I want to assure you that the film will be released in 2023 to commemorate the 2023 edition of BarryFest. And I am imploring everybody and lovers of Barrister to contribute to it.
“I want it to be a collective effort because the film would be a reflection of the true essence of Yoruba culture and values, as represented in Barry Wonder, in any part of the world,” Kelani said.
The event was, indeed, a day of honour for the late Barrister, as fans, admirers and various Fuji musicians gathered to shower accolades and encomiums on him, over a decade after his death.
BarryFest is a music festival organised by fans, comprising of 16 clubs, to honour the memory of the late Fuji music superstar, who died on December 16, 2010, at the age of 62. (Nation)