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“DRY” by Stephanie Linus, AMVCA best movie of the year, now available on Amazon

See the trailer here:

Kudos to Stephanie Okereke-Linus. Her movie: DRY won the best movie award at the recently concluded AMVCA (African Magic Viewers Choice Awards). Nollywood should make more of these types of movies. One of the most touching and socially relevant Nigerian movie I’ve watched in a while now.

The movie is based on a true story of a 13-year old girl in Northern Nigeria. It captures themes such as VVF, Child Marriage and Abuse. Very evocative and thought-provoking!

[I wish they’d screened this at the UN alongside Pakistan’s “Girl in the River.” Both are such very powerful movies! I’ve been promoting this movie since it premiered 🙂 I’m hoping to get the rights to screen it in Toronto].

I’m so happy to announce that it is now available for download on amazon. It streams for those resident in the USA here: http://amzn.com/B017QHELTU

 

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Introducing IfooAfrica! A cool online platform for African Storytellers.

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I came across the following exciting press release on one of the most popular blogs in Africa and simply had to share 🙂

Introducing IfooAfrica! a very cool and unique online platform for African storytellers (both at home and in the diaspora).

Stories could be any original works of art that the storyteller wants to share: dramas, folktales, comedy, fiction, spoken word, poetry, narratives etc.

To paraphrase the founders “The stories are made for Africans in African voices. If you can voice it, we want to hear it…”

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