These Nigerian Directors Are Winning At The Film Africa Festival

The five-year-old Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual film festival in London,  that celebrates the best of African cinema from across the continent and the rest of the world.

With an exciting mix of feature films from across 22 African countries and Nollywood Nights, a segment which shines a light on directors and movie stars from Nollywood – we can agree that Film Africa is one of the more exciting film festivals to have popped up in the last few years.

(Source: GIPHY)

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Here are 4 Nigerian directors – and their movies – that are dominating the festival:

Joseph A. Adesunloye

Nigerian-British director, Joseph A. Adesunloye's, debut feature, White Colour Black, follows Leke, a photographer living in London, whose life changes once he receives a devastating phone call that causes him to return home.

Niyi Akinmolayan

Niyi Akinmolayan's The Arbitration, which also showed at Toronto International Film Festival, tells the story of Gbenga (played by O.C Ukeje) and his employee Dara (Adesua Etomi) who sues and accuses him of rape after ending their affair and leaving the company.

Femi Odugbemi

Femi Odugbemi's Gidi Blues, follows the story of Akin, an indulged playboy from a wealthy family who accidentally meets Nkem, a beautiful, confident and unusual young woman.

Kunle Afolayan

Celebrated filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan's The CEO, follows five top executives who embark on a week-long business trip and suddenly begin to die one after the other through mysterious circumstances.

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