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“Hakkunde” Toyin Aimakhu, Frank Donga, Ali Nuhu to star in new movie

“Hakkunde” is a story of a young graduate who battles everything from discrimination, drug abuse to insecurity. It follows his journey as he embarks on a trip towards self-discovery.

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On set of movie "Hakkunde" play

On set of movie "Hakkunde"

Ali Nuhu, Frank Donga and Toyin Aimakhu are set to play roles in award-winning director Asurf Oluseyi’s new movie titled “Hakkunde”.

The film is currently being shot in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria.

Frank Donga in “Hakkunde” play

Frank Donga in “Hakkunde”

(Asurf Films)


“Hakkunde” produced and directed by Oluseyi is the director’s first full length film. It was written by Oluseyi, Tomi Adesina and Gift Imafidon.

Here’s a breakdown of the movie’s synopsis:

“Hakkunde” is an intriguing story of a young graduate who battles everything including love, family, discrimination, drug abuse, tradition and insecurity. It follows his  journey to self-discovery and actualization.

The story is characterized by actions and reactions that defines the everyday Nigerian society, with its ups and downs and with a particular focus on the life of a job hunting graduate “Akande” who found himself in totality while searching for a job, and a better life.

Ali Nuhu and Frank Donga on set of "Hakkunde" play

Ali Nuhu and Frank Donga on set of "Hakkunde"

(Asurf Films)


The film will also feature actors like Maryam Booth, Ibrahim Daddy, Isa Bello Ja, Rahama Sadau and Hadiza Soja.

Some scenes of the movie will also be shot in Lagos.

On March 5, 2016, Asurf Oluseyi won the award for Best Short Film at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) for his production titled “A Day With Death”.

Asurf Oluseyi on set of “Hakkunde” in Kaduna play

Asurf Oluseyi on set of “Hakkunde” in Kaduna

(Asurf Films)

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On May 5, 2016, the director premiered a short film titled "Hell or High Water” which challenges stereotypical narratives about sexuality and spirituality. The film features 2016 AMVCA best actor winner, Daniel K. Daniel, Enyinna Nwigwe, Ashionye M. Racca, Tunbosun Aiyedehin, Adedayo Davies and Chika Okeke.

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