As a child, I never believed money ritual is real – Filmmaker Oyadiran

Canada-based Nigerian filmmaker, Abimbola Oyadiran, has said that he’s always questioned the act of using people to make money commonly known as money rituals.

He said that as a child, his parents often told him to be wary of strangers and they used to share stories about those who use their family members for rituals.

According to the director, he did not believe the stories because he always wondered how people magically turned to money which is printed by the central bank.

He said that his new movie titled, Redemption Code: Break at Dawn, was inspired by his desire to educate people on the myths surrounding money rituals.

Speaking during the premiere of the film recently, Oyadiran added that the movie also portrayed the extent a person could go for love.

He said, “As a kid, my parents and other people used to tell us to be wary of strange people. They also used to say that certain people became rich, because they used their family members for money-making rituals.

“But, I never believed those things. My question had always been— how does a human being become money? All the money in circulation are numbered. So, if one is going to bring magic money into the fold, what numbers would they have?

“That was why I used this narrative to show what a man can achieve if he is courageous and is driven by love. I am saddened that many people have been needlessly killed, because we allow this dangerous myth to persist.”

Oyadiran added that the movie, which tells the story of a lover who went in search of his girlfriend who was kidnapped by ritualists, was shot in several parts of Western Nigeria, especially in Ile Ife (Osun State) and Ekiti State.