Duncan Osy Ifijeh is a Nigerian venture capitalist and film investor, who is teaming up with other investors on Other Side of History, a new film, on the life of Emeka Ojukwu. Other Side of History is co-executive produced by Duncan Osy Ifijeh threw his company, OIG Entertainment with Aboyeji Iyinoluwa of Future Africa Media and Maro Mishael Amos of 28 Studios and produced by Lorenzo Menakaya of Blues & Hills Pictures Ltd. We had a chat with him about his visions and his interest in film. Tell us about your background. What is your full name? Where were you born? How was growing up? My name is Duncan Osy Ifijeh. I was born in Agbor, Delta state. I am from Edo State. Growing up was not quite easy because I was sent to Lagos at 16 to complete my secondary school education at Igbogbo, Ikorodu. I also attended Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma. At what age did you start thinking of investing in films? I started investing in movies in 2018. I was 29 years old then, after gaining some knowledge of the media platform and also how the movie industry has grown so fast. What are the reasons why you decided to go into entertainment investment? The reason I decided to go into entertainment investment is that it brings exposure and it is profitable. It is also a way of preserving cultures and I am quite interested in seeing such stupendous transformation. How did you meet Onyeka Nwelue, the Director? What was the thing that made you convinced to invest in Other Side of History? I met Onyeka Nwelue through a very good friend of mine, Maro Amos, who has been a great impact on my life because I also had to travel for CinemAfrica Film Festival 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden which gave me more interest in the entertainment and movie business. What are your plans for your investments? Any prospective investments as an Executive Producer? My plans are for wealth creation for the future and also to keep me enlightened in the entertainment industry both in Africa and other parts of the world. What is your take on the Canada-Nigeria relationship in this project? My take on the Nigeria-Canada relationship on this project is the exposure of African cultures and entertainment to the diaspora and other parts of the world. Do you see a future for Africa? What kind of future? I see a great future for Africa, yes, which would lead to co-existing of African cultures and other cultures. Do you ever think Onyeka Nwelue has the chance of winning an Oscar with Other Side of History? I do think that Onyeka Nwelue has the chance to win the Oscar with the “Other Side of History, because this is a powerful narrative that we haven’t seen yet, laced with different languages and aesthetics. Are you collaborating with other filmmakers? Yes.I am currently collaborating with other filmmakers. And when do you think the project should be finalized? Other Side of History? This project should be finalized before July 2021 then launched by the 1st of October which is Independence Day. Watch the Behind the Scenes: Link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aFqgJwX-2hQ&feature=youtu.be The post Duncan Osy Ifijeh speaks on his new film project, Other Side of History. appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.