Actor Wale Ojo has started work on his directorial debut with the movie titled Don’t get mad, get even.
The film, which features Femi Jacobs, Deyemi Okanlanwon, Kenneth Okolie, Toyin Abrahams, Patience Ozonkwor, Jide Kosoko, Nancy Isime, Ayo Adesanya, Afeez Oyetoro, Jumoke George and a host of others, is comedy and will soon hit location.
It tells the story of Jaiye and Juwon Kuti, two brothers whose relationship becomes estranged when the younger brother Juwon drops out of school to pursue a music career.
Eventually, Jaiye, owing to economic downturn, moves into his younger brother’s house, who becomes a successful music producer.
The comedy revolves around their conflicting lifestyles as the brothers are complete opposites with nothing in common.
According to the Executive Producer, Raphael Dedenuola, “Don´t get mad, get even is an intriguing romantic comedy that is extremely hilarious and entertaining and will surely cheer you up even in difficult or stressful situations”.
The production company behind it is RGD Media Productions, which has roots in Germany, Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.
Wale Ojo started acting at an early age. According to IMDb.com, he became a child star working mainly on drama series and television soaps. He took to the stage as a very young Othello in the east end of London in his late teens. He is well known for his role as Bayo in the comedy television soap Meet the Adebanjos (2012-2014) which won a Nigeria Lite Entertainment Award in 2006 and an AMVCA nomination in 2015. His feature film debut was in the movie Rage (1999) in which he played a schizophrenic gangster and a cameo in Guy Ritchie’s first short film The Hard Case (1995). Since then he has appeared in feature films Johnny English Reborn (2011) and The Guard (2011). He has appeared in the popular television BBC series Grange Hill and the Heartburn Hotel as well as supporting roles in the Number One Ladies Detective Agency (2009) and The Philantropist (2009).
His first feature in his native country, NIgeria, was Phone Swap (2012) which bagged him an NEA award for Best Actor and other films include The CEO (2016), Ojukokoro (2016) and White Colour Black (2016). He has acted in most theatre companies in the United Kingdom from the Bristol Old Vic,the National Theatre, where he played an upper class toff in George Barnard Shaw’s Widower’s Houses (1999) to the Royal Exchange theatre, the Young Vic, Nottingham Playhouse Theatre, the Birmingham Repertory theatre,Riverside Studios and the Royal Court Upstairs.
He is the pioneer and founder of the New Nigeria Cinema movement and owns a production company of the same name, New Nigeria Cinema Ltd.