"Hakkunde" which tells a story of the identity of an average Nigerian graduate’s struggle has won an award of Merit from the IndieFEST Film Awards.
Asurf Oluseyi has won a prestigious Award of Merit from the IndieFEST Film Awards for his debut feature film, "Hakkunde."
I'm super excited about the news as this is the first award to the title, and connecting to juries out of Nigeria shows the power of story telling," Oluseyi said in a statement.
"The movie stemmed from my personal experiences and it is a universal entity that must be discussed and creating this movie is my own attempt to help solve this universal problem from my own understanding of it, and this award is a big motivation to do better next time ."
With this win, "Hakkunde" joins other winners including Liam Neeson, "Radical Grace" executive produced by Susan Sarandon, "Davids and Goliath" by Leon Lee, and "Touched with Fire" starring Katie Holmes.
“Hakkunde” is an intriguing story of a long-time unemployed graduate; Akande, faced with life's pressures, he decides to relocate to Kaduna from Lagos when an opportunity presents itself.
His expectation is however cut short and Akande must make a decision to either learn to survive in a faraway land or return back to failure.
The movie which is currently showing in cinemas features Frank Donga, Ali Nuhu, Maryam Booth, Ibrahim Daddy, Isa Bello Ja, Rahama Sadau and Hadiza Soja.
Shot in Kaduna and Lagos, Nigeria,“Hakkunde” is produced and directed by Oluseyi and was written by Oluseyi, Tomi Adesina and Gift Imafidon.