As a way of ensuring that the life, works and ideals of the late award-winning popular rapper, Dagrin, is sustained for future generations to learn from, Stingomania Records is finalizing plans to go on location to begin the filming of the GHETTO DREAMZ, a biopic based on the true life story of the late Dagrin.
The biopic which will chronicle the life and times of the rapper will feature the early life of the rapper, his rise to fame and circumstances that surrounded his death. It is expected that the movie will hit the Cinemas in late April as part of the 1st anniversary memorial project in honor of the late rapper
Following scheduling conflicts with Lancelot Imasuen, the director early penciled down by Stingomania Entertainment to produce the biopic, Barrister Ope Banwo, the producer of the movie has revealed that the movie will be now directed by one of the hot new generation Nollywood directors, Mr Daniel Ademinokan. Daniel Ademinokan is the director of recent Nollywood blockbusters such as Guilty Pleasures, Bursting Out and Black Friday. He is one of the fastest rising Movie Directors in Nollywood and is widely seen as the shining star of the new direction of movie making in the industry. Daniel first made history as the Director of the first 2-Cast movie in Nigeria, MODUPE TEMI featuring Saidi Balogun and Doris Simeon; and more recently made further history as Director of ETI KETA, the first all ankara costume movie in Nollywood.
Meanwhile, Auditions for all roles in the biopic have been scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 5, and shooting billed to commence on Wednesday, February 9th 2011 at the former KINGSIZE restaurant near Adebola house in Opebi (Lagos, Nigeria). Daniel Ademinokan revealed that the reason for the audition is to choose the best actors and actresses for the movie particularly the best person that can play Dagrin; The person to play Dagrin the person must have a resemblance with him in mannerism, looks and other traits as getting an actor that doesn’t meet up with that standard may forfeit the reason for the immortalization of the award-winning rapper.
Revealing the reason for their taking up interest in the late rapper, Barrister Ope Banwo, the Producer of the movie and the CEO of Stingomania records, said, “Dagrin was an emerging star in the Nigerian music scene, it is only imperative for stakeholders in the industry to do something about memorializing his name in a constructive and enduring manner, there is need for something to be done to keep his hopes and dreams alive for the next generation of struggling and upcoming artists”