‘XYZA’ which premiered in Baltimore last year is a movie aimed at fighting domestic violence on African women in diaspora, it’s meant to educate and address the issue of stigma associated with domestic violence.
"XYZA" which made its debut in Baltimore last year is a movie aimed at fighting domestic violence on African women in diaspora, it’s meant to educate and address the issue of stigma associated with domestic violence.
Momodu in a statement while addressing the media during her film promotion in Nigeria said:
“This is of interest to me because the situation is very rampant in the place where I live in the United States. In recent times, we’ve had major cases where African men, particularly Nigerian men, who travelled back to Nigeria and brought their women back to America, many of the times, they are usually in the heath care business. They are interested in having affairs with registered nurses and people that are in the medical profession. For them, having anything to do with these people will help them regularize their stay abroad. They become cash cows where they can make more money. Because there was no courtship, the couples are always having misunderstanding. There were incidents where we actually lose these women to domestic violence.”
“Before I came to Nigeria two weeks ago, we had a case. A Nigerian man married to an Igbo lady shot her to death. She had a five months old baby in the house with her mother and a seven year old son too. He also took his own life. They were all gone. So there are five children left. He had three children from Nigeria and two in America; so, five kids with no father or mother. So the story continues. It’s an endemic problem, it’s a public health issue.” She further added.
Momodu’s movie stars actors from Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria including, Ejike Okoye.