Editi Effiong took four years to make The Black Book, and for good reason.
In the wake of fostering the story with co-author Bukunmi Ajakaiye and sorting out the pre-creation for around two years, recording started in Lagos as the world recuperated from Coronavirus.
To rejuvenate his vision, the chief worked intimately with the late Pat Nebo on the creation plan across areas in Lagos and Kaduna.
In a new meeting with Heartbeat, Effiong shed some light on what it took to rejuvenate his vision. In the most natural sounding way for him, “We can’t discuss The Black Book without discussing Pat Nebo. All that you find in the film that isn’t human is creation plan. We fabricated 38 sets all through the film, and each and every one of them looks astounding. He fabricated all that without any preparation.”