OUAGA FILM LAB

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26.09 - 01.10 2022

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Dear Ajayi

Fiction | Nigeria

Synopsis

Dear Ajayi is a film set in Nigeria in the late 1990s. It follows the story of two sisters: Ade Ajayi, a devoted Christian and bread-winner of her home, and Titi Ajayi, a local upcoming singer who feels she’s hated by her sister because of her secular lifestyle.

Both are shouldered with the responsibility of taking care of Mama, their paralytic mother shortly after the demise of their father. A “film noir” with all shades of unrelenting bleakness versus earnest hope of the protagonists.

 

Production note

As a woman in Africa, coming across this story for the first time reminded me of the realities I have had to face while heading for success.

I’ve seen, first hand, how women are relegated to the background, despite the fact that home making is a thankless and strenuous job. The authority which they should have as people who are actually in charge is forcefully ripped from them.

This story is an important one, one that must be told.

 

Dear Ajayi

Director
Damilola Orimogunje
Nigeria

Dear Ajayi

Producer
Bose Oshin
Nigeria