Cast for adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short story announced

Ghanaian Production Company Obibini Pictures recently obtained rights to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short story "On Monday of Last Week."

On Monday of Last Week will be directed and produced by Akosua Adoma Owusu

"On Monday of Last Week" is an adaptation of a short story of the same name from Adichie’s collection, "The Thing Around Your Neck."

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Featuring Nigerian actress, Chinasa Ogubagu, in the lead role of Kamara, the film follows a Nigerian woman on her journey to self-realization. Kamara takes on a nanny job caring for Josh, the five-year old son of Tracy and Neil, an interracial couple living in an upscale urban home.

The exciting cast brings years of experience from a variety of genres. Chinasa Ogbuagu has appeared regularly in the TV series "The Following," and recently starred in the Off-Broadway play "Sojourners," earning a nomination for the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play.

Peter Rini is best known for his recurring role as Jason Figueroa in the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black." Likewise, both Karyn Parsons and Jill Shackner have long and impressive resumes.

Introducing 4-year old model, Farouk James Prempeh in his acting debut as Josh, this cast promises to electrify audiences with their moving depiction of Adichie’s story.

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"On Monday of Last Week" will be directed and produced by Akosua Adoma Owusu and Obibini Pictures, LLC. Obibini Pictures, LLC has produced award-winning films including "Reluctantly Queer," which was nominated for the Golden Bear and Teddy Award at the Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival in 2016, and "Kwaku Ananse," which received the 2013 African Movie Academy Award in Nigeria for Best Short Film.

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