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The organizers of The Annual Eko International Film Festival commiserate with the family of Late  Jimi Solanke who contributed immensely to the entertainment industry in Nigeria and The African Continent at large.
He was a Nigerian Film Actor, Dramatist, Folklore Singer, Poet, a Story teller and Playwright.
The Documentary –  JIMMY SHOW won The Best Documentary in the 13th Edition of our Annual Eko International Film Festival – April  2023.* The Documentary detailed most of his works especially his humble beginning to his many professional engagements and accolades.
May his creative soul rest in peace.
Hope Obioma Opara.
President / Founder
Eko International Film Festival


Synopsis: In this autobiographical documentary, legendary multi-disciplinary artiste, Jimi Solanke reflects on his 80 years of existence, spotlighting the key events of his over six decades of professional life. He highlights attributes that made his career one of the most illustrious in Africa’s Creative industry. He talks about his early childhood and training, his theatrical, storytelling and musi performances all around the world, especially his American experience. 
Jimi’s story traces the history of beginning of professional theatre practice in Africa and, pays tribute to those who made it happen. The documentary features interviews with great minds in African theatre and culture worlds some of whom had been either Jimi’s mentors, colleagues or associates, including the dramatist, Prof Wole Soyinka, Africa’s first Nobel laureate in Literature.