By Jennifer Ehidiamen
One of the questions we asked Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the founder of Africa Movie Academy Award in the last interview we had with her was on the sudden decline in the adaptation of Books into movies. You can click here to read her response.
Did you know that Tunde Kelani’s new movie, Maami, set to be released in the Cinema by February 2012 is actually an adaptation of a Femi Osofisan’s novel? Woohoo! How reassuring to know that movie producers/directors are not totally shying away from adapting novels into screen.
Directed by Tunde Kelani, the movie “Maami” features young acts such as Funke Akindele, Wole Ojo, Tamilore Kuboye and Ayomide Abati. We are excited to share the synopsis of the much talked about movie.
If you have been following Kelani’s films, then you know it is okay to set your expectations very high for this one!
THE SYNOPSIS (culled from Mainframe’s website)
Single parent, MAAMi, and her young son are desperately poor. Gifted with a living heart, enterprising spirit and brave soul, she is the centre of her son’s world, until he longs for the father he has never known – a man with a terrible secret.
Set over a two-day period, leading to the 2010 World Cup, MAAMi is an inspiring story of a poor, conscientious single parent’s struggles to raise her only child, Kashimawo who eventually, rises to intrnational stardom in an English football club, Arsenal, and becomes a national hero.
Adapted by Tunde Babalola, from Femi Osofisan’s novel of the same name, this film about love, perseverance and fate unfolds through Kashimawo’s reminiscences of his hardscrabble childhood in the southern Nigerian town, Abeokuta
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Director: Tunde Kelani
Release: February 2012