Gosh, it’s been a while! I’m sorry for the long absence.
I’ve been away finally doing what I’ve always wanted to do: make films!!!!
Growing up with a family of film buffs, movies have always been a favourite pastime.
Living in Paris nurtured my love for the “7ème art” and I’m so excited to be finally pursuing my dream.
My indie film company (Actually, virtually all Nigerian film companies are indie. LOL) is called OJIUGO MEDIA.
So, what does Ojiugo even mean, and what do we do? I’m glad you asked
Ojiugo Media is a Film Production and PR company dedicated to creating, developing and promoting quality Pan-African content that informs, inspires and influences. I’m the Creative Director and I get to work with a wonderful crew.
What’s in a name?
Ojiugo is one of my Nigerian (Igbo) names. It was given to me by my late maternal grandmother. Oji means “kolanut”. Ugo is Igbo for “eagle” so the very literal meaning is “eagle’s kolanut”.
But like most Igbo names, its meaning is much deeper.
In Igbo land, the eagle is considered the king of the birds and is seen as a symbol of prestige, royalty, excellence and all that good stuff, a somewhat tall order for the bearer of the name.
At Ojiugo Media, we hope to create films that will stir up conversations and stand the test of time, making mistakes along the way, learning from them and improving our craft.
Our first production, #Lovingtheother, which I wrote and directed is a feature documentary on inter-ethnic marriages in Nigeria and is currently in post-production.
Nigeria is a country of over 400 ethnic groups. Unfortunately, these ethnicities haven’t always co-existed peacefully. As a result, Marriage between people from different ethnicities in Nigeria was considered- and is still considered-a taboo in many groups.
“Loving the Other” explores the lives of three inter-ethnic couples detailing their challenges, exposing misconceptions and hopefully demolishing stereotypes.
In the words of Nigerian songstress, Simi “Love don’t care”.
It’s coming soon to SVOD platforms, airlines and TV channels near you
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