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Kenneth Okonkwo, ​Ugo Ugbor

666: Beware the End is at Hand

This movie opens with a haunting scene set in hell. A horned Lucifer screams, “I am Lucifer! I rule the earth”. Lucifer’s disciples are out in the world inducing people into evil so as to win their souls for hell. Men are sent after female souls and women, after male souls. One disciple gives money to a prostitute, and forces her to lick a scabby wound on his leg. She refuses but the disciple threatens her with a gun and she yields. On her way back, she collapses and dies and i(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Chidebe Mac Collins

Across the Bridge 3

Attention:+18 yearsThe high unemployment rate in Nigeria has forced Emeka and Edward to travel out of the country in search of greener pastures. On their return home, they meet Ndozie who washes cars for living. The latter is full of admiration for the former and makes them promise him that they will take him along on their return to the United States. To Ndozie’s consternation, Emeka and Edward sneak out of the country without informing him.A sharp twist of events changes Ndozie’s l(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Dapo Adeleke

Adamu and His Horse

Adamu and His Horse is a Children’s fiction, didactic and with thematic thrusts yarned from oral tradition. Adamu is a young and ambitious young man. His parents migrated to Garinlafiya long time ago from their ancestral village where they were relatively wealthy but had to leave because of famine. His father had a retinue of slaves but trusted one. On the night of their departure from Garinlafiya, he tied most of his property and money which were too heavy to carry on the back of his many(...)

literary

YEAR: 2004

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Afam Okereke

Billionaires Club

Attention:+18 yearsThis movie begins with a young lady, Victoria, who visits her mother but the latter is not pleased to see her, because she is not yet married despite her age and successful hairdressing business. Her mother even rejects the gifts she brings for her. Her younger sister openly disrespects her and even accuses her of being envious of her coupled with the fact that she would soon be getting married. Her mother would not stop nagging her about her inability to give her a grandson*.(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Chidebe Mac Collins

Blood Billionaire

Attention:+18 yearsThe film opens with Georges Akossa offering a car to the pastor of his community church. He promises to give more to the church and claims he owes the church for his prosperity. The irony in his remarks is exposed later when Akossa is depicted as a member of a powerful sacred society whose members worship “The Great Akwari”. Its members regularly offer human sacrifices in exchange for blessings of money and power. In a flashback, Akossa is initiated into this sacre(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2005

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Tchidi Chikere, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji

Blood Sisters

Gloria and Esther are raised by their mother alone in a remote village after the death of their father. Plagued by abject poverty, their mother is determined to make their lives better through providing a good education. However, Esther becomes jealous of Gloria because the latter, who is the eldest, looks more attractive and more appealing to men. This jealousy would lead Esther to hatred for Gloria to the extent that she would always conspires to get Gloria into trouble. For example, she consp(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Daniel Orowole Olorunfemi Fagunwa

Forest of a Thousand Daemons: A Hunter’ Saga [Ògbójú Ọdẹ nínú Igbó Irúnmalẹ̀]

The novel opens with the narrator’s encounter with Akara-ogun, the great hunter of the village. Worried that he may die at any moment and that the world might forget him, the hunter asks the narrator to pick up his pen and write down his hunting story. He opens up by talking about his immediate family and his name, Akara-ogun (Compound-of-Spells). Because he has wronged God by getting married to a witch, a spirit is sent to kill him but it spares him and asks him to kill his witch wife. No(...)

literary

YEAR: 1938

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Egbe Ife

Iseregwe

This myth is found in: Marriage with Gods and Goddesses (in Classical and African Myths) by Egbe Ife, published in Ibadan by End-Time Publishing House in 1999 (pp.1-4), ISBN: 978-2163-01-5. This is only a brief summary of the story. The full text of the myth and others can be read in the book cited above.The myth of Iseregwe is about a couple who lives in a distant village and has two beautiful daughters: Omokatifi and Iseregwe. The former, in spite of her pompous and unpleasant behavi(...)

oral

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Egbe Ife

Kruku

The original version of this myth appears in Egbe Efie's Marriage with Gods and Goddesses: in Classical and African Myths published by End-time Publishing House Ltd, Ibadan, 1999: pp 30-34. This is a summary of the myth. The full text can be read in the book cited above.A long time ago, in the region of Aka, in the Delta State of Nigeria, a young man named Kruku embarked on a journey to the land of immortals or Erivwin after the sacrificial death of his parents. Overwhelmed by the poverty he(...)

oral

COUNTRY: Nigeria


NzeUmeokwonna G.C. Ezechukwu

Myth of the Departed River

In the olden times, a river wanted to come and settle in Igbo-Ukwu. It came in the form of a young heavily-bearded man on a visit to the Nhi (Nri) priest who lived before the boundary between Igbo-Ukwu and her neighbor, Oraeri. The priest offered his visitor a seat and asked his first daughter, Ada-Nhi priest, to get them kola nut and some water for washing of hands. The daughter stepped out to do her father’s bidding but took her time in doing that. After waiting for some time, the young (...)

oral

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Benjamin Emeada

Myth of the Oyise-Owhe Festival

The Owhe people (Otor-Owhe, Owhelogbo and Akiewhe) celebrate the feast of OYISE OWHE. It is believed that Azagba migrated to Emede due to oppression and dispossession in his hometown. He got married to Owhe of Emede. The union produced three sons: “Ovoh” who founded Otor-Owhe, Ogbe who founded Owhelogbo and Uthatho who founded Akiewhe. A myth has it that, Ithatho, the daughter of Uthatho who was married to Uruafe, saw the feather of an eagle falling from the sky in their farm. To her(...)

oral

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Rebecca N. Umeafonta

Myth of the Superior Status of the Male Gender

After Chukwu Okike (Creator God) created human beings, both man and woman. He assigned an equal social status to both genders. As time went on, conflict became a constant factor in several families and societies. The problem reached God in the sky. He sent down some of his muo-ozi (angels) to the world to investigate the cause of the incessant conflict among the humans. After observing interpersonal, familial and group relationships in the world for some time, the angels discovered the root of t(...)

oral

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Clyde W. Ford

Obatala

The full text of this myth is found in: The Hero with an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa by Clyde W. Ford, in the United States and Canada by Bantam Books, 1999, pp. 148-155), ISBN 0-553-10544-2. This is only a brief summary of the story. The full text of the myth and others can be read in the book cited above.In the beginning, a single god-head called Orisa-nla is smashed into pieces with a rolling stone when he goes downhill by his servant, Atunda. The pieces of the almighty (...)

oral

COUNTRY: Cameroon Nigeria


Gabriel Okey Okonkwo, Nonso Ekene Okonkwo

Sacrifice of Hope: Part I and II

The movie Sacrifice of Hope is a sequel of the Nigerian movie Sacrifice of Tears. This sequel of the movie Sacrifice of Tears begins with Ifeoma’s father (Mazi Uche) crying and cursing at Amadioha, the god of Buchi for afflicting strange illnesses and happenings on the land and especially on his wife Ebele (Ifeoma’s mother). He cries in confusion and decides to seek answers from a renowned chief priest Agogho in Omabra village, a faraway land. His daughter Ifeoma cries and tries(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Gabriel Okey Okonkwo, Nonso Ekene Okonkwo

Sacrifice of Tears: Part I and II

This movie is a prequel of the movie Sacrifice of Hope I & II. Part I starts with tears in Buchi as Mazi Uche shouts at his wife Ebele for not being able to bear him a child after so many years of marriage like his fellow elders. He then threatens to introduce another wife to the family. Ebele, goes and prays to Amadioha, the god of Buchi and hopes he listens to her this time as she attempts to avoid the inclusion of another wife.The next scene opens in the Okuoha village where the Igwe just(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Emeka Hill Umeasor

Super Woman: Part 1 and Part 2

Work in progress(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Elechi Amadi

The Concubine

Attention:+18 yearsThe story takes place in Omokachi, a small Nigerian village comprising eleven family groups, each family group occupies a cluster of compounds and every compound has a path bursting into the main road running across the village. Emenike lives at Omokachi and is married to Ihuoma, a beautiful woman from another village, known as Omigwe, who is admired by the entire community because of her exemplary character. They have three children. Emenike has a disagreement with anoth(...)

literary

YEAR: 1966

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Egbe Ife

The Myth of Aziza

The original version of this myth appears in Egbe Efie's Marriage with Gods and Goddesses: in Classical and African Myths published by End-time Publishing House Ltd, Ibadan, 1999: pp 35-37. This is a summary of the myth. The full text can be read in the book cited above.Aziza was born with physical grace. His handsomeness was praised in songs and hymns all over the countryside. This made him grow up with the certitude that he had extraordinary assets. He became proud and lazy. When he got ma(...)

oral

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Egbe Ife

The Myth of Etarunyarha

The original version of this myth appears in Egbe Efie’s Marriage with Gods and Goddesses: in Classical and African Myths published by End-time Publishing House Ltd, Ibadan, 1999: pp 34 and 35. This is a summary of the myth. The full text can be read in the book cited above.Etarunyarha and his wife virtually subsisted on good men’s charity. One day, as Etarunyarha was strolling on the sandy bank of the river, thinking of how to bring his family out of poverty, he came across a lady w(...)

oral

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Amos Tutuola

The Palm-Wine Drinkard

The narrator, Drinkard, whose only food is palm-wine which he drinks from morning till night in the company of his many friends, does no other job except palm-wine drinking. Because of his addiction to palm-wine drinking, his father employs a professional tapster whose only job is to provide palm-wine for Drinkard. Drinkard explains that he started drinking palm-wine at the age ten. Drinkard’s father soon dies and six months after, the tapper too dies having fallen from a palm-tree in the (...)

literary

YEAR: 1952

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Kalu Anya

The Stubborn Generals

The Stubborn Generals is a modern Nigerian movie based on the story of a poor and naïve young woman, who gives birth to identical female triplets by name Diana, Agatha, and Cassandra. Since having children out of wedlock is considered a taboo in this society, the triplets are taken from her and sent to three different places where they grow up, having the same physical features but different character traits. However, they all share an imposing and commanding trait—courageous and dari(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Benjamin Emeada

Why Humans and Animals Co-habit the Earth

When Oghene, the Supreme Being, created the earth and the Isoko people, his initial intention was for men to live forever. However, this idea was short-lived because the earth became overpopulated by animals which were also created by him. Due to this, there was a serious controversy between the animals and men. As they gathered to make deliberations as to the way forward, “toad” suggested that men should stay while the animals leave the earth but the “dog” contradicted t(...)

oral

COUNTRY: Nigeria


NzeUmeokwonna G.C. Ezechukwu

Why the Human Back Has a Median Line

In ancient times, the world of humans and the world of the spirits were in close communion. Spirits visited human beings and human beings returned such visits. One day, a group of people visited the land of the spirits. The spirits welcomed them very well and entertained them with well-pounded foo-foo and bitter leaf soup, garnished with a lot of dried meat and fish. They ate to their fill. The spirits then served their visitors pots of fresh palm-wine. They drank and were merry. However, becaus(...)

oral

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Babafemi Adeyemi Osofisan

Women of Owu

Anlugbua, the progenitor of the Yoruba race, and some two women are lamenting the fall of the great city of Owu Ipole after their city has been ransacked, and their husbands killed, and when the rest of family members are about to be taken away as slaves. The previous night King Oba Akinjobi escaped from the land, along his notables, but without his family. As a result, the allied forces from Ijebu killed all the rest of the men and children back at home and enslaved their wives. Queen Erel(...)

literary

YEAR: 2006

COUNTRY: Nigeria


Akachi Adimora Ezeigbo

Zoba and his Gang

The story opens with Zoba, the protagonist, standing in front of his family house and watching some group of boys of his age play football. He longs to play with them but he cannot because his mother wants him to sell vegetables to his neighbours and to carry some around from house to house for sale. Zoba, his mother and two sisters live in a village called Koko, his mother is a trader and his father was a fisherman and a painter before he died. Zoba’s suffering began after his father&rsqu(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: Nigeria