Naija New Wave: Tales From Contemporary Nigeria

Naija New Wave: Tales From Contemporary Nigeria

Tue 6 Nov | 18:00 | Rich Mix BOOK NOW
With an intro from Tega Okiti (Alphabet Soup, Curator)


SHATIAN
Dir. Abba T Makama
Nigeria. 2018. 10 mins. Pidgin English with English subtitles.

One third of the anthology film Visions by Art House cinema collective Surreal16. Haunted by a recurring dream a conversation between two friends takes its own nightmarish turn.


BARIGA SUGAR
Dir. Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo
Nigeria. 2017. 21 mins. English

Ese lives in Lagos brothel, Bariga Sugar with her mother. When Jamil and his mother move into the brothel compound, Ese and Jamil begin an unlikely friendship.


WAITING FOR HASSANA BADGE AS DOC
Dir. Ifunanya Maduka
Nigeria. 2017. 10 mins. Hausa with English subtitles.
In 2014, nearly 300 teenage girls disappeared in Chibok, Nigeria. Jessica, an escapee, shares her haunting account of a friendship violently interrupted by Boko Haram.


STILL WATERS RUN DEEP
Dir. Abbesi Akhamie
Nigeria. 2017. 15 mins. English

The notion of the father as patriarch and protector of his flock, within the Nigerian family falters when a father is faced with the portent of a missing son.



HELLO RAIN
Dir. C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi
Nigeria. 2018. 30 mins. English, Pidgin with English subtitles.

Through an alchemical combination of juju and technology a scientist-witch who creates wigs that grant both her and her friends supernatural powers.



FREAK THE F**K OUT

Dir. Kanso Ogbolu
Nigeria. 2018. 10 mins. English.
A dark, surreal and satirical anthology of animated short stories delving into the psyche of mundane, (sub)urban, African life.