Hello there. It’s the last day of September.Isn’t God wonderful?
I’ve got an amazing Holy Spirit-taught act i’ll like you to meet today *drums rolling* When 1nebody contacted Mr Damilola, he responded same day and we were able to schedule for the next day.Great thing was, that was his only free day for the next couple of weeks as he was to be preoccupied with set life.Again see how great the Holy Spirit is who led us to contact him when we did.
1nebody: Who is Mr Damilola?
DMB: I am a gospel film maker.Though, I did not study anything related to film making. I am also a script writer. I have produced a number of movies with the most recent being Stalker.
1nebody:How then did you get into film making?
DMB: It started as a passion but as I grew it became more defined as a calling.I have always loved what my parents do i.e the film shooting, the drama, the script writing and all. That really was my first attraction and eventually,I got attached to it. I later realized it was more than a passion, it was a CALLING. I’ll share this testimony. Remember that I did not even go to film school. Truth is the Holy Spirit taught me through different means.Some years ago, I was with my dad in Australia and the people there had a camera man they had banked on to film for them. Unfortunately,the man could not handle the camera well, so I took the camera and went on a personal study . I remember I kept praying to myself “Holy Spirit teach me ” and that was how I started. My first movie was not too good but ever since then,I started shooting and it kept on getting better.
1nebody: What a testimony! How were you able to put your calling into perspective?
DMB: My parents helped a lot to define the calling and put things in proper perspective. My mum always made my siblings and I realize that God has given us gifts and He plans to use us for specific purposes.
1nebody: Did you find yourself struggling with your calling at any point?
DMB: Not really, because to be honest we had a very strong foundation of God’s word that sharpened our vision when we were kids. Plus we had and still have Godly parents to look up to.We have always admired their passion for God’s work.However, when I was about 13 years old, negative influences set in. I moved with the wrong people which caused me to discard the gift and the ministry. Again, thank God for Godly parents.God used them to put me back on track.
1nebody: Wow.God bless them. What then is your ultimate vision as a film maker?
DMB: The vision for me is to keep creating positive alternatives to the many negative movies that constantly come out from Nollywood and Hollywood. That’s why we ‘throw’ our movies to YouTube free of charge.
1nebody: Do you mean your movies are not for profit?
DMB: No they are not and the reason is simple. The world needs to see the light of Christ. Remember the aim is to have Godly alternatives to what is already available.
1nebody: Isn’t that super amazing.Thank you so much for your time. We also like to wish you a happy birthday (not belated though since it’s still your birth month). More wisdom for greater exploits in Jesus name.
DMB: Amen and thank you too.God bless you.