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Ghana’s Blitz Bazawule Tapped To Direct Warner Bros’ ‘The Color Purple’ Feature

Blitz Bazawule

After successfully co-directing the much-hyped Black Is King visual feature with Beyoncé, Ghanaian filmmaker and musician, Blitz Bazawule has moved another step up the ladder in the film world.

He has been picked by Warner Bros to direct their new musical feature – The Color Purple, which is also been heavily linked with industry mavens like Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones as the main producers.

Winfrey was full of praise in her words towards Bazawule and why he was chosen for the project, “We, were all blown away by Blitz’s unique vision as a director and look forward to seeing how he brings the next evolution of this beloved story to life,” she told Deadline.

Bazawule gave the world a masterpiece feature and revelation of his true intention for the film industry and directing when he worked on his project dubbed The Burial Of Kojo, the film took him to several awards and screening festivals in the world. Notable among such were Urbanworld Film Festival (the film won Best Narrative Feature in world cinema), it also won the Grand Prize at the 2019 Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt, and he has received the Vilcek Prize. Bazawule owns and runs the Africa Film Society, with the main focus of telling the authentic African story.

Ghanaian directors making a mark on the world stage with their creative pattern as Blitz Bazawule was joined on the set of Black Is King by Emmanuel Adjei. And also other African directors.

Bazawule has released four studio albums so far – Stereotype (2009), Native Sun (2011), Afropolitan Dreams (2014) and Diasporadical (2016).

Details of the commencement of shoot and release date of The Color Purple feature has been announced yet, we will keep you updated.

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