Nigerian writer Onyeka Nwelue has a new film out. Agwaetiti Obiụtọ, an Igbo language feature, is a satire focused on the lives of four friends—Bugzy Dvinci, Willie, Arbenco and Akah—who are drawn from their different lives by a promise, by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), to pay the youth in their community, Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria. The film was shot there in Oguta.
The narrative, according to Bella Naija, “is centred on their relationship with Oguta and her people – how they come to fight against oppressors and imperialists.”
Nwelue, who shot the Flora Nwapa documentary The House of Nwapa (2016) and is currently shooting one about Wole Soyinka, Soyinka: A God and the Biafrans, is the author of the novel The Beginning of Everything Colourful (2017), and is currently an assistant professor and Visiting Fellow of African Literature and Studies at the English Language Department, Manipur University, India and a Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies, Ohio University.
The cast of Agwaetiti Obiụtọ includes Obinna Nwokedi, Willie Samuel Iboro, Arbenco Aigbe, Lorenzo Menakaya, Paulcy Nnamdi Iwuala, Harry B Anyanwu, and Ugo Stevenson.
Watch the riveting trailer below: