Today could be best described as a day of joy for the Ace cinematographer, Evang. Kunle Adepoju who has creatively shot gospel films in Nigeria with a professional touch. He is 40 years old today.
In a quest to give detailed information about the most sort-after cinematographer, Gospel Film News delves into the background of the cinematographer who has achieved a milestone in the film industry. Gospel Film News present to you the biography of Kunle Adepoju:
Kunle Adepoju was born into the family of Mr. Adeyemi Rauf Adepoju, a Muslim family of 9. He had an encounter with Jesus Christ at the age of nine. At 14, he started receiving a strong persecution being a boy from a Muslim home. He grew stronger in Christ in the midst of this persecution only God saved him from death.
He continued the journey of life by returning to Ibadan after his secondary School at Akinorun Grammar School Ikirun, Osun State. He worked as a nursery school teacher since he knew it will be difficult for him to get a committed sponsorship from home now that he didn’t deny his faith in Christ. His first pay was 600naira in the year 1996. He worked for 3years with a committed heart in a drama at his church, Christ Apostolic Church Oke Isegun, oke Itunu Mokola, Ibadan where he was privileged to act in a movie at 17years of age.
Kunle later got admission to study Electrical Electronics Engineering in Poly Ibadan, Eruwa campus where he found his deepest commitment to serve God in drama as two times Drama Coordinator at Joint Christian Fellowship called CCB in Eruwa. There he shot his first movie which is his second directed movie in 2001. From there he had the call of God to start a ministry named Maranatha Evang. Drama Ministry (MEDRAM) in 2002 with their first retreat in December 2002.
He went further to teach after his ND program but the passion for drama keeps pushing him to study more. He trained with Kay Technical in camera handling, TRECOM Film School in script, acting and directing, He further by studying more about Filmmaking at Pefti.
And today God has by his hand establish MEFA and many countless blessings he received from God. To Him be all praise.
Kunle Adepoju has creatively shot countless movies including award-winning movies like Akobi Laaroye by Victor Olukoju, Neema Omotoyosi Kayode-Babalola, Forty years on Knees by Evang. Dayo Olumuyiwa, Hunter’s prey by Segun Badejo, The puppeteer by Tobi Adepoju, Tenant in Hell by David Kola Okeowo, 1 in 50000 by Moji Ogunlana, Iranse by Ope Gbemiro, ODU ORO by Samuel Obidairo, Knotted by Victor Olukoju and many others.