Popular Yoruba actor, Femi Adebayo has spoken up about the additional effort he put into making his most recent film, Jagun Jagun.

He revealed in an interview that he sold his properties to get the money for the film since he didn’t want to ask for loans from businesses or people.

He acknowledged that Jagun Jagun is a multi-billion-naira enterprise, but he declined to say how much money he specifically invested in supporting it.

He admitted that his biggest nightmare is defeating Jagun Jagun in his upcoming endeavor.

When he completed King of Thieves, he was confident that he would surpass it with his subsequent endeavor, but this optimism has since faded.

In his words;

“Jagun Jagun is a multi-billion naira project and I can’t say the exact amount I spent on it on shooting.

I used the proceeds of Agbeshinkole to produce Jagun Jagun. I was working on not getting funded by finance houses and individuals. At a point, I was out of finance and because I had faith that the project would work, I sold my properties.

My worst nightmare is that I have to be at Jagun Jagun with my next production.”

Femi also spoke on how he built the warrior school from scratch. He said;

“We built from scratch the warrior school. We were forced with the challenge of purchasing that land, we wanted to own the land. And at a point, we had an agreement and paid for it, but the children of the owner of the land changed their minds about the land sale.

We have built the school halfway when the children who came from Lagos told us to stop. They were ready to destroy all that we built and that held us up for almost a week, going to the Police station and Obas appealing to them and we were told to only shoot there and not buy it.”

Speaking about his inspiration, he said;

“What inspired the story of Jagun Jagun is the youth and environment of Nigeria. I wanted to pass across a social message to the youths and wanted to do it culturally.”

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