An image from the film in black and white of a woman looking pensive, looking off to the side of the camera.

A still image from 'Mami Wata.'

Photo courtesy Sundance Film Institute.

Are Nigerian Cinemas Sabotaging the Theatrical Release of Sundance Winner ‘Mami Wata’?

What should have been a triumphant homecoming moment for the filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike turned into a series of disappointments as Mami Wata’s Nigerian debut has been marred by a lack of marketing efforts and technical difficulties impacting screenings.