‘#GangsOfLagos Was My Second Chance’ – Tayo Faniran

'#GangsOfLagos Was My Second Chance' - Tayo Faniran
Tayo Faniran of GangofLagos

A one-time winner of the popular reality TV show, Big Brother Africa, Tayo Faniran says Gangs of Lagos was a second chance for him.

Speaking during an interview with Busola at the Gang of Lagos movie Premiere, Tayo aka Nino said “Gangs of Lagos is my second chance, and thanks you (fans), Jade Osiberu (director and producer) for bringing something huge to me”

“you know it’s not easy to have it one time and it slips off your hands”.


Gangs of Lagos was released to the public on April 7, on Amazon Prime streaming platform and it’s the first on the Africa Originals section. The movie is centered around three characters; Ify, Gift and Obalola, and has a rich cast led by Tobi Bakre.

Others include Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Bimbo Ademoye, Chike, Chioma Akpota, Damilola Odunsi, Ola Rotimi, Funke Williams, Zlatan, Pasuma and former Big Brother Africa runner-up , Tayo Faniran.

The brain behind Gangs of Lagos, Jade Osiberu said that the movie was conceived ten years ago while shooting ‘Gidi Up’ on top of the roof of a building at Isale Eko. Jade noted that the story was inspired by society and the people on the streets who carry dreams and aspirations desiring to be fulfilled amidst their backgrounds and negative situations.