Mount Zion film productions and the family affair: Mike Bamiloye’s wife and sons open up

Over time, people have wondered and asked why the Mike Bamiloye, Nigeria’s foremost gospel movies producer and director chose to involve his family in the affairs of the Mount Zion Films production…some even go as far as calling the Mount Zion films productions a family business…well, the Bamiloye handsome boys have cleared the air on the issue.
See excerpts from an interview they recently had with a radio station, Live way  below:


Dami Bamiloye: The reason why it is a family thing is because it is a family ministry. With our gifts joined together, it makes it easier to spread the gospel. I write, I produce and I also direct the photography and shoot films for dad while Joshua produces music and soundtracks in his room, so instead of going outside to get the camera man, or pay for studio sessions or pay for all these things, we do it ourselves.

These specialized gifts come together to make a beautiful package. Mind you, it is not only Mike Bamiloye and his family that is involved, we have some other Mount Zion children and families that join us in doing these things.

Joshua Bamiloye (Music and sound producer): My music first started with producing background effects for Mount Zion movies, then it evolved into chants into movies likeAbobaku and then music itself. The first one I did was for the movie blood on the altar. And that was an experimental thing. My dad heard me and my cousin on the key board back then and he asked us to compose a sound track for the movie, we were so excited and we did it. It was a very funny sound but it was very good. Fast forward to years later the sound evolved into music. The first track I produced was for the movie Forces against my soul. My songs are always inspired by God. Most times, the inspiration comes for the movies produced and at other times, rather than playing around, watching TV or laying idle, I work on songs because it is God’s assignment for me to win souls out there.

Dami Bamiloye (Script writer, director etc): I was born into drama. I was in my mummy’s womb when she started acting and the anointing flowed from there. I started when I was two years old, the perilous times movie, and it was  like a fluke. I saw the camera and started crying and my dad improvised and made it seem like i was crying becuase i didn’t want to go to school and people were like, aww, see how he is crying naturally. It is inborn. Also God is behind the scripts I write.  Sometimes when i am led to write scripts, i can’t explain it, but God has a way of doing things.

Mrs Bamiloye: It is God and it runs in the family, we all sing, you can’t be a dramatist and not know how to sing. Even our daughter Dara can sing. She is the primary back up singer for Joshua. She writes prose, screen and scripts…everything, she is a bunch of talent too.
It’s a family affair, we’re all talented in our family and that is a blessing from God.

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