The Nigerian diaspora experience is an intricate part of Nigerian history and culture. It has inspired many filmmakers to explore this theme in their films. In this article, we will take you on a cinematic journey through some of the best films that discuss the Nigerian diaspora experience.
Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
Half of a Yellow Sun is a movie based on a novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It is set in the 1960s and explores the Nigerian Civil War and its impact on the Nigerian diaspora. The movie stars Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Anika Noni Rose.
Mother of George (2013)
Mother of George is a movie that tells the story of a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, New York. The movie explores the struggles they face to conceive a child and the pressure from their family to have children. The movie stars Isaach De Bankolé and Danai Gurira.
Anchor Baby (2010)
Anchor Baby is a movie about a Nigerian couple living illegally in the United States. The movie explores the challenges they face to stay in the country and provide a better life for their unborn child. The movie stars Omoni Oboli and Sam Sarpong.
Brooklyn Shakara (2013)
Brooklyn Shakara is a movie about a Nigerian musician living in New York City. The movie explores his journey to success in the music industry and the challenges he faces along the way. The movie stars Ramsey Nouah and Biola Segun Williams.
Road to Yesterday (2015)
Road to Yesterday is a movie about a couple struggling to save their marriage. The movie explores their journey through Nigeria and their attempt to rekindle their love. The movie stars Genevieve Nnaji and Oris Erhuero.
In America (2002)
In America is a movie about a family of Irish immigrants living in New York City. The movie explores their struggles to adjust to life in a new country and their interactions with the Nigerian family living next door. The movie stars Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, and Sarah Bolger.
The Wedding Party (2016)
The Wedding Party is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a Nigerian couple’s wedding day. The movie explores the various challenges they face on their big day and the joy and laughter that come with it. The movie stars Banky Wellington and Adesua Etomi.
White Waters (2007)
White Waters is a movie about a Nigerian boy who dreams of becoming a professional swimmer. The movie explores his journey to success in the sport and the challenges he faces along the way. The movie stars OC Ukeje and Joke Silva.
Tunde Kelani’s Maami (2011)
Maami is a movie about a young boy growing up in poverty with his mother. The movie explores their struggles to survive and their relationship. The movie stars Funke Akindele and Wole Ojo.
Last Flight to Abuja (2012)
Last Flight to Abuja is a movie about a plane crash in Nigeria. The movie explores the aftermath of the crash and the struggles of the survivors. The movie stars Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.
The Nigerian diaspora experience is a rich and complex topic that has inspired many filmmakers.