Bolanle Austen Peters, founder of Terrakulture and director of the recently released film Bling Lagosians, didn’t plan to be in the Nigerian film industry. In fact, she wanted to be a dancer.
In an interview with Okay Africa, Austen Peters (fondly nicknamed BAP) said, “I have always wanted to dance and I loved theatre. In those days, however, you had to study a professional course, so I decided to study law. I continued to love the arts even while studying law.”
Austen Peters went on to become a successful international lawyer with the United Nations before she returned to Nigeria. She established Terrakulture in 2003, then went on to set up BAP Productions as a company that produces stage plays.
Bling Lagosians is the first film directed by Bolanle Austen Peters. Since it’s release on the 26th of June 2019, it has been a must-see. Have you seen Bling Lagosians? What do you think?
The Nation Newspaper
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