Wale Ojo Debuts as Movie Director


Yinka Olatunbosun

With ‘Don’t get bad, get even’ movie, Nigerian-British actor Wale Ojo has joined the league of movie producers in Nigeria.

Shot in Cotonou, Benin Republic, the movie stars Femi Jacobs, Deyemi Okanlanwon, Kenneth Okolie, Toyin Abrahams, Patience Ozonkwor, Jide Kosoko, Nancy Isieme, Ayo Adesanya, Saheed Balogun, Jumoke George and a host of others.

“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,” says the Executive Producer, Raphael Dedenuola.
The film 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 is a successful music producer.

The comedy revolves around their conflicting lifestyles as the brothers are complete opposites with little or nothing in common.

It is a production of RGD Media Productions, based in Germany, Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.

Ojo, who started acting as a child, 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.
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.