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Lagos, 2059

Let’s start the week with a movie!

And what better than Africa’s latest SF offering, the Nigerian movie Kajola?

Kajola is the Yoruba word for commonwealth. In the year 2059, Nigeria becomes a totalitarian state. After a second civil war, the rich relocate to the Island areas of Lagos state and turn it into an ultra modern city. The war torn mainland of lagos state is disconnected and abandoned.
A rebel leader, Allen learns of a plot codenamed Kajola to build cities on the mainland and eliminate the remaining survivors. He leads a rebellion against the govt. And must be stopped by Yetunde, the police chief. Though mortal enemies, both discover that everything they thought they knew were nothing but lies.Its a story of love and lust and it heightens the fact that if we don’t deal with the segregation and negligence issues facing the country today, then our future is quite predictable because TOMORROW IS TODAY.

The film stars Adonijah Owiriwa, Keira Hewatch, Desmond Elliot, Cassandra Odita and TJ Morgan.

November 8, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

2 Comments

  1. I was not able to see this movie when it came out sadly. I’ve heard the movie didn’t do well here (in Nigeria) because the popular opinion was that it was ‘fake’. Still I have hopes that a sci-fi movement will take root in Nigeria soon.

    Comment by eccentricyoruba | November 8, 2010

  2. I’ve been trying to get ahold of it to show at an sf convention near me. DVD, film print, whatever I could. No beans yet. *sigh*

    Comment by Val | November 8, 2010


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