Nigerian filmmaker, Tope Oshin has announced her latest project and 1st documentary titled “Amaka’s Kin – The Women of Nollywood.”
This documentary is dedicated to the memory of the late Nigerian legendary Filmmaker and TV mogul, Amaka Igwe (1963-2014).
“Amaka’s Kin” chronicles the journey and challenges of female directors working within Nollywood. The documentary examines the careers of the very few female directors practicing in the very male dominated Nigerian film industry; their journey and pain, their joys and the challenges and hurdles they had to jump to become directors of film.
According to Tope Oshin,
“Referencing and dedicated to the life and art of Nigeria’s most prominent female director, the late Amaka Igwe, (1963-2014), who inspired and encouraged many female directors like myself and others to explore the terrain and conquer the norm, this documentary carries the voices and thoughts of prominent and practicing female directors in Nigeria––and also examines how we as contemporary filmmakers are encouraging the next generation of filmmakers and the future while overcoming the odds.”
“AMAKA’S KIN – The Women Of Nollywood” features Mildred Okwo, Michelle Bello, Stephanie Linus, Omoni Oboli, Blessing Effiom Egbe, Pat Oghre Imobhio, Jadesola Osiberu, Adeola Osunkojo, Dolapo Lowladee Adeleke, Belinda Yanga Agedah, Ema Edosio and Tope Oshin.
The film is written, directed and produced by Tope Oshin (www.topeoshin.com), cinematography by Segun Adekoya, Ema Edosio, Ebenezer Sogo and Ade Oshin, Edited by Ade Oshin and Music Score & Sound Design by Truth.
Amaka Igwe was an accomplished writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and teacher. A visionary and pioneer of modern Nigerian TV drama and film, she hit national limelight as the writer and producer of award-winning TV soap ‘Checkmate’ and its offshoot ‘Fuji House of Commotion’. Her Nollywood projects include Rattlesnake and Violated – two critically acclaimed movies that set apart Amaka Igwe Studios in the much-criticised Nollywood industry.