"Amaka's Kin" Tope Oshin to debut documentary on women of Nollywood

Dedicated to the memory of the late Nigerian Filmmaker, Amaka Igwe, "Amaka's Kin" chronicles the journey and challenges of female directors working withinNollywood.

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"Amaka's Kin: The Women in Nollywood"

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Nigerian filmmaker, Tope Oshin has announced her latest film project and 1st documentary titled "Amaka's Kin - The Women of Nollywood."

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 the Nigerian Motion Picture Industry popularly known as 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.

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Referencing to the life and art of the late Amaka Igwe, who inspired and encouraged many female directors, the documentary carries the voices and thoughts of prominent and practicing female directors in Nigeria, and also examines how contemporary filmmakers are encouraging the next generation of filmmakers and the future while overcoming the odds.

"Amaka's Kin" stars 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.

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Written, directed and produced by Tope Oshin, cinematography is by Segun Adekoya, Ema Edosio, Ebenezer Sogo and Ade Oshin. Edited by Ade Oshin, music score and sound design is  by Truth.

On April 28, 2014, renowned and talented filmmaker Amaka Igwe passed away at the age of 51, creating a massive vacuum in the film industry, Nollywood.

The filmmaker wrote and produced "Checkmate," and its spin-off"Fuji House of Commotion."  She also produced the critically acclaimed films"Violated" and "Rattle Snake."

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