Okayafrica's Top 13 Films of 2013
Okayafrica selects the 10 best African films of 2013, including movies by Alain Gomis, Kenneth Gyang, Marguerite Abouet, Neill Blomkamp & Andrew Dosumnu
Confusion Na Wa (dir. Kenneth Gyang)
At the start of Confusion Na Wa, a narrator remarks that since when we die we will inevitably shit ourselves, the best we can hope for is to be wearing brown pants when we meet our maker. The voiceover announces the darkly comedic tone of this refreshing offering from up and coming director Kenneth Gyang. The drama unfolds around a dead okada driver, a phone lost in a scuffle, and a couple of chancers - Charles and Chichi - who steal the phone and blackmail Emeka, its owner. There are drugs, murder, theft and 419, but Gyang treats these potentially heavy topics with a light touch, all while eschewing the Nollywood tendency to moralize. Instead the film strikes a balance between deft social commentary and outright playfulness that you'll recognize from Fela Kuti's Confusion, the track from which the film's title is taken. Stream the Africa Academy Movie Award winner over on DoboxTV.