BAP Productions takes creative ingenuity even higher –
If you are coming into contact with Bolanle-Austen-Peters Productions for the first time, the name may not suit you, especially if you are not a lifestyle, art and entertainment enthusiast.
B.A.P. Productionsas it is known for short, is an African entertainment powerhouse, although it operates out of Lagos, Nigeria.
From exciting stage performances, visual art showcases, film and film premieres, from the red carpet to other genres, BAP Productions is versatile.
He is the master of musicals. From Wakaa The Musical, Moremi The Musical, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, The Oluronbi Musical, and most recently Death and The King’s Horseman, the Nigerian production company with an all-indigenous cast and crew has come of age amid its shows staged in theaters around the world and also in its state-of-the-art Terra Kulture Arena in Victoria Island Lagos.
The production house has also achieved feats in film with some notable blockbusters. He thrilled African moviegoers in 2019 with his much-loved film; The Bling Lagosians, delighted again in 2000 with A Regular Frankie Fan, in 2021 with Collision Course, Man of God in 2022 and not forgetting the multi-award-winning 93 Days, which he produced in 2016.
But lately, the movie, Collision Course, a feature film, seems to be gaining recognition and laurels for BAP Productions.
The film tells the story of the two worlds of a police officer and an aspiring musician whose worlds collide. It’s a description of the realities of the average policeman and a young musical artist. It features Nollywood heavyweights such as; Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Ade Laoye, Kenneth Okolie, Daniel Etim Effiong, Bimbo Manuel, Gregory Ojefua, Bamike Olawunmi-Adenibuyan (BamBam), Kalu Ikeagwu and Nobert Young.
Directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters and produced by Joseph Umoibom and James Amuta, Collision Course, was selected as the closing film of the 2021 AFRIFF International African Film Festival, which was the 10th edition of the largest film festival in Africa and an actor major in the showcase of African cinema and filmmakers. It won two awards at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) at AFRIFF 2021, where Bolanle Austen-Peters, CEO of BAP Productions, expressed his surprise at being recognized for the award and thanked the Academy for the award. .
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Additionally, the film was nominated in four categories at the 7th Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2022, where it finally emerged as Best Picture – West Africa after beating five other films in the same category to win the price.
Upon receiving the award at an event held at Eko Hotel and Suites Lagos on May 14, 2022, Austen-Peters said, “This is the first award for Collision Course. Despite several nominations, we are happy to finally win one.
“I am honored to be nominated by the AMVCA for Best Director, Best West African Film and Best Film Overall, among other previous nominations and awards for Collision Course.”
She also pointed out that the film focused on the events of the EndSARS protests in Nigeria, though it was captured with humor and a great essence of entertainment without missing the salient message.
Riding on the recent success of the AMVCAs 2022, Collision Course has been selected as the opening film for this year’s Athens Nollywood Travel Film Festival from May 26-29, 2022 in the European country.
The Amazon theater production took to its social media, starting with Twitter to spread the good news. Appreciating the organizers for the good gestures on her twitter handle @bolanleaustenpeters, she said; “Thank you to HE Nimi Akhikugbe and the entire Nigerian Embassy in Greece for hosting the Travel Film Festival. Collision Course opened the festival”.
She shared the good news on Instagram. “Another feather for Collision Course in Greece as we open the ‘Athens Nollywood Film Festival’ as our opening night movie,” she captioned the post on Instagram.
Additionally, during the festival’s roundtable titled “Creating Partnerships for New Markets and Developing Cultural Diplomacy through Film: Nigeria and Greece”, held at the Nigerian Embassy in Athens, Bolanle Austen-Peters was among the panelists.
However, given the world-class quality of Collision Course and Eagle Wings’ directed by Paul Apel Papel, ‘Citation’ directed by Kunle Afolayan, the three Nigerian films shown at the festival in Greece, Opunimi Akinkugbe, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Greece, enthused, “It’s no wonder Nollywood is celebrated around the world.
“We are excited about the prospects of the new bonds and relationships being forged. It is about networking, connecting people as well as creating partnerships for mutual benefit”.
Meanwhile, BAP Productions is bringing Collision Course to global audiences, as the feature film is coming to Netflix soon.