April 19, 2024

Tunde Kelani (TK), veteran filmmaker Tunde has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree – Doctor of Letters by The Ibadan-based Lead City University.

The degree was awarded to him based on his immensed contribution  to the society.

Kelani shared a photo of himself in a graduation gown on his Instagram page on Tuesday. In the post, he appreciated the institution and everyone who has been a part of his journey.

“It is now on record that on the 12th day of the 12th month of the year 2022, I was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) by Lead City University, Ibadan, one of the leading universities in Nigeria,” he wrote.

The post reads: “I hereby thank my family and friends. associates, supporters, collaborators, benefactors and professional colleagues for being part of my journey. Your love, support and encouragement over the past few decades have finally paid off. I am grateful. God bless you all. Dr. TK.”

The Veteran is a Nigerian filmmaker with a career spanning more than four decades. His interests are in producing movies and have deep roots in documentation, archiving, education, entertainment, and promotion of the culture.

Most of his movies, including ‘Maami,’ ‘Saworoide’, ‘Oleku’ follow this lines of interest. He is also known for enjoying literary adaptations.

Most recently, he directed ‘Ayinla,’ the biopic of the popular Apala musician, Ayinla Omo Wura, produced by Jade Osiberu.

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