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Titled in tribute to the ‘Gidi’ essence of the city of Lagos and its inhabitants’ resilient spirit, Gidi Blues is the latest feature from celebrated Nigerian filmmaker Femi Odugbemi. Odugbemi uses the metropolis’ iconic locations, including Idumota market, Makoko, Victoria Island and Freedom Park, as a backdrop for his main character’s turbulent love story. It all starts with an accidental first encounter which makes it clear to Akin (Gideon Okeke) that his indulgent playboy approach will not be enough to win over a beautiful, committed and confident woman like Nkem (Hauwa Allahbura). Film Africa is proud to present the European premiere after a successful commercial release in Nigeria earlier this year.
Part of the BFI BLACK STAR season. #BFIBLACKSTAR www.bfi.org.uk/black-star
Eligible for the Film Africa 2016 Audience Award
Femi Odugbemi is a writer, filmmaker and photographer. His major screen credits include one of Africa’s most popular TV daily soaps TINSEL. He has also been supervising executive producer for Africa Magic Original Films in Nigeria, including MAROKO, BAR BEACH BLUES, BARIGA BOY and ORIKI. Femi has been a head judge of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) and co-founder/executive director of the iRepresent International Documentary Film Forum in Lagos. He received the Film Excellence Award of the Society of the Performing Arts of Nigeria (SPAN) in 2014 and the 2010 United States National Black Programming Consortium’s AFROPOP Prize in Film.