The critically acclaimed anthology film “Juju Stories,” directed by Michael Omonua, C.J. Obasi, and Abba T. Makama, is finally coming to Nigerian theaters.
The film, which has received numerous festival debuts and award nominations, was originally released by Canal Olympia in 12 African countries in October and will be shown in Nigeria at the AFRIFF 2021 edition.
The film has been set for a January 21, 2022, theatrical release by Filmone Entertainment.
“Juju Stories,” produced by Oge Obasi and Francis Nebot, delves into three separate but interconnected stories about juju (black magic) in contemporary Lagos.
When a young college woman attracts the attention of her crush, love and friendship turn into obsession in Obasi’s “Suffer the Witch.”In Omonua’s “Love Potion,” an unmarried woman agrees to use juju to find herself a suitable mate, and in Makama’s “Yam,” consequences ensue when a street urchin picks up seemingly random money from the roadside.
Paul Utomi, Timini Egbuson, Adebukola Oladipupo, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Michael Ejoor, Nengi Adoki, Belinda Yanga Agedah, Elvis Poko, and Don Ekwuazi star in the film “Juju Stories.”