KAP Film & Television Academy’s Maiden Graduation Ceremony: A Great Feat!

KAP Film & Television Academy in association with the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts and Netflix,  launched the 10 Weeks Post-Production Workshop in January Post Production skills improvement being the program’s aim saw the Academy start off with Advanced Cinema Editing where 10 applicants were shortlisted and awarded scholarship by Netflix. …

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Ongoing Advanced Post-Production Workshop Makes Room For More; Sound Post-Production Program.

KAP Film & Television Academy in partnership with Netflix and USC School Of Cinematic Arts in February, launched the 10 Week Post Production Workshop of which Advanced Cinema Editing classes had kicked off 3 weeks ago. As Nollywood grows, there is a need to ensure that all aspect of the filmmaking process grow as well. …

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KAP E-Learning Program; Bringing Film Literacy To The Grassroots Through Scholarship & Affordable Fees.

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, Your lifetime is an entire season for you to play your part on the world’s stage, and let it not be heard that out of stage …

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KAP Film and Television Academy Opens Application For Film And Television Production E-Learning Training

KAP Film & Television Academy, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works, has announced the opening of applications for its training in film and television production.  The Application, which is now open to young men and women between the ages of 20 and 35 across Nigeria, is targeted at people passionate about film and …

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KAP Film & Television Academy Kicks Off With First Batch Of Students Courtesy Netflix Scholarship.

Kunle Afolayan Productions (KAP) Film & Television Academy, USC School Of Cinematic Arts and Netflix have partnered for a series of training workshops for the creative industry in Africa. The first in the series of talent development initiatives is a post production training programme. The workshop kicked off on Wednesday, 9th of March, 2022, at …

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The End Is Only The Beginning

We embarked on the journey of shooting Anikulapo on 21st January, 2022 and wrapped up on 29th February 2022, totalling at 6weeks of production. It took a village to shoot Anikulapo and we had the best hands on deck. Steering the ship of this movie saw us encounter storms that we were able to weather, …

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Netflix & USC School of Cinematic Arts Introduce Film & TV Industry Training in Africa

KAP Film and Television Academy to host post-production workshops In Nigeria The School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) at the University of Southern California (USC) and Netflix have partnered for a series of training workshops in Africa. The first in the series of talent development initiatives is a post-production training programme in collaboration with Kunle Afolayan …

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All Work and No Play …

All work and no play makes KAP Hub a dull place and we aren’t dull here. We bring to our audience bliss and fun, which means as a production company we can’t be dull. We work hard and play hard😎.  At KAP Hub, we understand how to balance work with fun, and sometimes while most people work …

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Welcome To 2022!

If you are reading this blog, it means you made it through 2021, so from all of us at KAP Hub, we say Happy New year.  2021 was an interesting year at KAP Hub that we are grateful for, but our sincere appreciation goes to everyone who was a part of it. Without the contribution of …

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Ending 2021 In Style…

It is only a few days to the end of 2021 and here at KAP Hub we are actively wrapping up the year in the best possible way. We have some mind-blowing projects in progress that will usher us into the new year, and we will be letting you in on two of them. It …

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A Naija Christmas; One for the Road

Buzz, buuuuzzzz… can you guys hear that? That is the sound of the currently trending Christmas movie on Netflix, the number one mind-blowing Naija Christmas movie directed by none other than the mastermind Kunle Afolayan and produced by KAP Motion Pictures. We can all agree that so far, this movie collaboration is the best Christmas present from them to us …

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Why Choose Us?

Finding a spot to hangout is one thing but finding the perfect spot to hangout and have fun is everything. Just the mere thought of not having to move around and still getting an all-in-one package from a spot, is refreshing. I think it is safe to say that Afefeyeye Restaurant and Bar is that kind of …

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The Official Trailer Is Out!!!

Something smells, but it doesn’t smell fishy, it smells more like a season, an exciting season…ooh! bet you know what it is, the holiday season but not the regular kind!!!  We are officially in the month that bears the season of love, happiness, drama, comedy, and more drama because A Naija Christmas trailer is out. Yes, you …

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Ire Clothings; Something New

From the two-piece combination that’ll stand the test of time to the single-piece wear that will slay its way across an entire room of people, Ire Clothings is all you need to drip of style while looking like a million-dollar… Guys its no news that our clothing collection sets the trend but we are here …

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Let’s Handle It

Event planning can be such a hassle sometimes it can be so annoyingly difficult, it makes you feel like something is grabbing you by your guts, and you can’t do anything about it… From the distress of searching for an affordable location to the pain of getting a good caterer who wouldn’t run away with …

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We Are Back on Netflix!!!

The third quarter of the year has been interesting, and it keeps getting better😀. I can’t emphasize enough how exciting it has been but guess what people, not one, not two but all the movies produced by KAP Motion Pictures and Golden Effects Pictures are back on Netflix! 😃 The return of these movies to Netflix, among …

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A HOMELY CINEMA

Imagine having a 45-foot-wide screen right in front of you, not just popcorn but a bowl of your favorite meal on one hand (it could be jollof rice and chicken or amala that is as light as feather with freshly prepared ewedu soup accompanied with some orisirisi) and a criminally cold drink on the other …

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KAP Cinema Finally Opens!

On Friday the 12th of November, KAP Cinema was officially open, and we were taken on an illustrious yet amazing trip back in time with Classic movies running through from that Friday to Sunday the 14th of November, but now, we are back to the present 😊…  Although the millennial trip was great, KAP Cinema is about …

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Simmering But Almost Ready!

The tastiest meals sometimes take the longest to prepare… This is not on food blog but a blog on the latest information on KAP Film and Television Academy 😉. To everyone who is anxiously anticipating the opening of the Film Academy, let me let you in on a little secret; The Academy’s e-learning platform also known …

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Let’s Go Back in Time

Do you remember those movies your parents watched, laughed hysterically at, or even cried over but got you really confused because you were too young to understand? Oh well, beautiful people, we come bearing good news… KAP Cinema is officially open!!! And we are excited to tell you that movies will be showing at the …

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Home Away from Home

People say that there is no place like home, but that is not entirely true. We believe that “home” is your happy place, a place where you can retire from stress, a place where you can act freely and without judgment, a place where you can be You… home is Afefeyèyè Restaurant and bar. Afefeyèyè Restaurant and …

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A Director and More

It is no news that the processes involved in making movies are a lot, from preproduction to postproduction. Believe us when we say that it takes more than willingness and a strong mind to make it happen and that is why when movies make a successful debut on the big screen then it is only …

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A Tour Around KAP Hub

They say, believing is seeing, and seeing is believing, oh well we agree, and that is why today you guys will be taken on a tour around KAP Hub with our CEO and Creative Head Mr. Kunle Afolayan.  It’s no longer news that there has been an expansion in KAP Hub, which was one of the …

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The Story of One Man

Every one of us, man, woman, child, young or old has a personality. A personality that other people define us by, a personality that stands out, or one that blends in with the crowd, either way, we do have the different personalities that make us unique.  The man behind the screen is one of the …

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Happy Independence Day Nigeria

“Freedom is the atmosphere in which humanity thrives, it is the oxygen of the soul, and breathing it in is a gift that should not be traded for anything…” Happy Independence Day and happy new month guys. Today is such a sweet day because it is not your regular kind of Independence Day. This day …

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The Essence of Music: Swallow

Have you ever watched a movie without music in it? It feels empty like there is a missing element, and without it, it is just dialogues and acting. Music affects our mood; it can make us cry, laugh, feel displaced, alone, or even awkward. Even the genre type of music in a movie can impact …

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A Courtesy Visit from the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture

On Thursday, the 16th of September KAP Hub was honored with the presence of Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf and 2 of her retinue. During the visit, the Commissioner and her retinue with Mr. Kunle Afolayan leading, took a tour around the hub.  Taking in the artistic and cultural …

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Netflix and Kunle Afolayan Tease an October to Remember with the Release of Swallow’s Official Trailer

Following the announcement of Netflix and Kunle Afolayan’s new film Swallow, Netflix has released the trailer today for the film adaptation of Sefi Atta’s book. Swallow, which is set in 1980s Lagos, sees Afolayan continue his cinematic exploration of bygone eras. The riveting drama-thriller weaves a compelling tale around drug trafficking and workplace sexual harassment and …

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An Exclusive Clip from Swallow

Swallow is the kind of movie that hits the nail on the head because it is relatable on several levels of life. Everything put into the film, from dialog to props, lighting, music, and even the edit, communicates something to you the audience. The beauty of this movie is in its combination of a great …

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The Count Down has begun!!!

Ho Ho Ho, it is not even Christmas yet but, Santa Claus is coming to town and with a whole lot of goodies! Guys, the moment we have all been waiting for is just around the corner and, we are beyond excited. I bet you’re wondering what all this is about, well wonder no more …

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Fun Facts about acting

Movie production in Nigeria started over 50 years ago and the name ‘Nollywood’ as we call it now was first used in a 2002 article by Matt Steinglass in the New York Times, where it was used to describe Nigerian cinema and Nigerian or African movies considered to be associated with Nigeria. Acting is a …

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The Business of Screenwriting

Writing for film and television is the dream of a lot of aspiring screenwriters, but only a few people understand what screenwriting entails in film and TV. A screenwriter is a person who works within the craft of writing for entertainment media such as films, television series, video games, and web series. As a screenwriter, …

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FILM BUDGETING

Budgeting for a film can be a little scary, it is almost like sitting down and trying to draw out the map of Nigeria of the top of your head and then fitting all the states into it, but you cannot avoid it because it is an essential tool that will help you create a …

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Let’s Talk Turkey

Dear readers, if you think today’s blog is about the animal turkey and how great it tastes lying dead in a pot of stew or how possessed it may seem when it decides to chase you on the street for no reason, then you are wrong. Well, today’s blog is about some interesting common misconceptions …

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Ire Clothing New Collection

Fashion they say is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life, and your style is an elite way to say who you are without having to speak.  It’s been a long-time coming guys, but guess what? We are back bigger and better, so get ready to slay!!! 💃 💃  We are excited to bring you …

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Another Season Of Film Master Class With Kunle Afolayan

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but a product of the lifelong attempt to acquire it”… Albert Einstein. It would be silly to say guess what, then again, guess what guys! Another season of Film Master class with Kunle Afolayan is cooking already, and like a properly garnished mouth-watering meal, this season has been spiced with the best ingredients, and it is …

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The Beginning of a New KAP Era

It is huge, exciting, and different from anything Kunle Afolayan Production has been a part of.  Like the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, we have taken a massive step to embark on a thrilling yet amazing journey with a set of actors we have never worked with before. The most exciting …

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There is No Chance You Will Get the Names of These Actors and the Movies they Featured in

Can you prove us wrong?😏 We all know that the movies produced by KAP Motion Pictures are nothing short of the best. These movies among many things are filled with amazing storylines and witty dialogues that get us every time!  These witty dialogues, great storyline, awesome cinematography, and the likes are not the only things that …

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The History Behind the Birth

1 Hub and 5 subsidiaries ago, Kunle Afolayan started his first production company under the name “Golden Effects Pictures” but like any other birth story, a couple of other baby branches were conceived, each blessed with special functions. This was the beginning of the motherhood of KAP Hub.  For every good parent, parenting is not …

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An Honorary Visit from the Director-General of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) At the HUB.

On the 17th of May, we were honored with a special visit from Olubunmi Ayobami Amao, the Director-General of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC), and her 9 entourage. During the visit, the Director-General expressed her admiration for Mr. Afolayan’s works and complimented his continuous efforts to uphold Nigeria’s culture through his productions. …

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“It is a Privilege to Serve Lagos Again” Kunle Afolayan

There’s a new team in Lagos and they are out to jump-start the transformation of the Entertainment and Tourism sector in Nigeria.  Following the disruption caused by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) which impacted negatively on the entertainment and tourism sector, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu introduced an intervention project designed to fund …

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If You Want to Learn How to Write a Movie Script, You’ve Come to the “Write” Place.

For all the writers in the world – including the newbies, the greatest nightmare scarier than a horror movie is staring at a blank page. Just the thought of that blinking cursor is good enough to make any writer’s heart palpitate. If only there is a technology that will seamlessly write a story idea into …

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“Nollywood to the Globe” and “Who is Kunle Afolayan” as Articulated by BusinessDay

 “In less than three decades, Nollywood has evolved from the early days of “Grab your copy now!” to become the second-largest global film industry due to the innate tenacity and dedication of all those who saw the undisputed purpose of Nollywood- to bring Naija to the world!” Together, we’ve changed the narrative in the global …

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We Are Officially Ready!

Ready for what? You might be wondering… Don’t worry, that’s a surprise for later 😎. About 2 weeks into the New Year and boy! there’s a whole lot already cooking at our end. Last week, we kicked off the reading sessions with a group of new faces that we’ve never worked with. This project is …

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Big Win for #Citationthemovie at the 2020 Ghana Movie Awards! A Great Way to End the Year.

Yyyeeeessssssss! We won! We ALL won at the 10th edition of the Ghana Movie Awards. Without a doubt, one of the beauties of producing a film is being recognized and appreciated for your craft and hard work; and last night (the 30th of December) we were presented with 2 awards for our Netflix Original Movie; …

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Drum rolls!🥁 Introducing the Nominees from Citation for the 2020 Ghana Movies Awards

We are excited to announce that #citationthemovie has got 5 nominations from the 2020 Ghana Movies Awards! On the nominees’ list we have our CEO, Kunle Afolayan for both the Best Picture and Best Movie – African Collaboration Category. Ini Edo and Temi Otedola both earned nominations for the Best Actress – African Collaboration category, …

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Dear Partners, Sponsors, Fans And Everyone We’ve Worked With – This Is For You

One word to describe the year 2020 – UNPREDICTABLE! … and through all these unpredictable gbas gbos 2020 steadily gave us, we finally made it through. Somebody shout Hallelujah! 🙌 We all have our unique story to tell about this year, and ours began in January with the filming of the Netflix original movie; Citation. …

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Tunde Kelani and Kunle Afolayan Team Up AGAIN for a New Film Project.

Brace up guys because Tunde Kelani is adding a historic title to his film catalogue! Based on the life of the late Apala musician; Ayinla Waheed Yusuf, popularly known as Ayinla Omowura, the legendary filmmaker; Tunde Kelani weaves his latest film titled Àyìnlá around the iconic Yoruba artiste. This movie captures the odyssey and adventures …

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It’s Finally Here! #Citationthemovie Official Soundtracks are now Available for Download on all Music Streaming Platforms.

Who’s ready for some good music?! We know you are 😎 We just released the highly anticipated album from our Netflix original movie “Citation” produced and mixed in our studio, KAP Music studio, under the label of KAP Music. This is not just an album, it is a fusion of passion, unique sounds, one of …

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The Courtesy Visit of the Director General of the National Film & Video Censors Board at the Hub.

Following the visit of the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Consul General and French delegates at the Hub, we were privileged to welcome yet another visit from the Director General of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Alhaji Adedayo Thomas on the 15th of October. During the visit, the Director General had an interactive …

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Watch: Our Zoom Conference with the Brains behind Citation + Arise Tv’s Exclusive Interview with the Director Kunle Afolayan

“Meet the brains behind Citation” zoom conference turned out spectacular. Not only was the conference very interactive, but it quickly became a film master class with each cast and crew giving exclusive insight into the world of filmmaking from the perspective of Citation. If you weren’t able to attend the conference, well we’ve provided a …

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Netflix’s Official Trailer for Citation, The Video of the Exclusive Premiere of #Citationthemovie & The Unveiling of the Citation Original Soundtrack Album

Check that you still have your reminders on because November 6th is right around the corner! In our previous post, we shared highlights of the incredible moments at the exclusive premiere of Citation, which took place at Terra Kulture on the 31st of October. You can check out these highlights (Here) Now that you’ve seen …

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Here’s what went down at the Premiere of #Citationthemovie

PICTURE THIS… a room full of people with different emotional reactions to different scenes from the movie Citation… That’s exactly what went down during the screening, and words can’t express how priceless these reactions were. After our goose bumpy teaser and Netflix trailer for #Citationthemovie, we finally had the exclusive premiere of Citation on the …

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#Citationthemovie: Meet Koyejo

We’re back with another reveal, and this time he’s quite a charmer with a versatile personality we are certain you will love!😍 Previously, we unveiled the course supervisor, Professor Lucien N’dyare, played by the award winning Haitian American actor, Jimmy Jean-Louis. We also shared a few exclusives about his character in #Citationthemovie. You can get …

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#Citationthemovie: Meet Professor Lucien N’dyare

You have watched the official teaser and Netflix trailer for the soon-to-be released film, Citation, produced by the multi-award-winning producer/director, Kunle Afolayan. And now, it’s time to officially meet the characters in the movie. First up, we have the course supervisor, Professor Lucien N’dyare, played by the award-winning Haitian American actor, Jimmy Jean-Louis. Here are …

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#EndPoliceBrutality: Here’s what we have to say about the ongoing protest in Nigeria.

Who would have thought the next global hashtag to trend would come from Nigeria? This shows how united we are, and the great support we have from far and wide. Honestly, a revolution has truly begun!✊ The fight against police brutality and violence is a battle that has been in existence since the days of …

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We Welcome the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Consul General and French delegates

On the 10th of October, we were delighted to witness the official courtesy visit of the French delegation in Nigeria led by the Ambassador; His Excellency, Monsieur Jérôme Pasquier in company with other senior envoys from the French embassy in Abuja, Consular office as well as the Alliance Française in Lagos. Received by our CEO, …

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Golden Effects/KAP Motion Pictures Partner with Ford Foundation to Screen Citation for Students

For us at KAP Hub, the countdown to the student private screening of Citation has begun! 🤩 If you’re currently a student, then you are in luck. This October, you stand a chance to attend the student private screening of the Netflix branded movie, Citation in the following geopolitical zones: Lagos State, Kwara State, Edo …

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Our Beauty is in Our Diversity

Remember when Stella (Chidinma) was bent on marrying Obadore (Demola) in film, The Bridge despite their cultural differences? If this is not true love, we don’t know what is 🥰. Speaking of love, don’t you just love it when you see different cultures featured in a movie, advert or music video? There is just something …

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Brace up guys! Citation is set to launch on Netflix as Netflix original branded.

Netflix lovers! You are in for a special surprise. Drum roll please 🥁 Netflix is including a new set of Nigerian originals to its slate and our film, Citation, produced/directed by our CEO, Kunle Afolayan is one of them. This growing slate will include 4 great Nigerian films by notable Nigerian filmmakers. From Far from …

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Kunle Afolayan’s exclusive interview with Channels Television

Our Executive Producer and Director, Kunle Afolayan is back with another tea! And this time, it’s the major facts about the much-anticipated movie, Citation. From the cast selection, to the reasons and inspiration behind the movie, get the entire scoop from our CEO’s exclusive interview with Channels Television!

Meet our Partners

The release of Citation teaser, poster and the soon-to-be unveiled music distribution channel, KAP Music totally broke the internet! The reactions were everything 😍. See for yourself. But all these would not have been possible without our amazing partners, who came together to make Citation a reality. We are so excited to introduce you to …

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Dari Afolayan: KAP Hub

Watch Now: Darimisire Afolayan’s Birthday at KAP Hub + Our Favourite Memories with him.

Hey Siri, play “Congratulations (Happy Birthday)” by King Sunny Adé 🤩 It’s been 15 years since our inception and we are proud to celebrate one of our very own, Darimisire Afolayan who is a part of our story! From modeling for the first ever Ire Clothing fashion showcase at the African Fashion week, to playing …

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KAP HUB TEAM

Meet the Team at KAP Hub

This week has been something, hasn’t it?  The traffic, the rain, the cold  brrr! Anyway, we know you’ve wondered about the folks working at the Hub and so we put together an infomercial to satisfy your curiosity 😁. However, before we get into it, let’s run you through our culture. At Kaphub, the word “individual” does …

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