'Ojukokoro' Is the Nigerian-Made Comedy & Suspense Thriller Opening at the Inaugural Nollywood 3.0 Film Series

Here are some films to check out at the upcoming 'Nollywood 3.0: Images and Stories From the African Diaspora' film series in New York City.

Ojukokoro (Greed) is the hilarious feature film leading the lineup at the inaugural Nollywood 3.0 Images and Stories From the African Diaspora Film Series in New York City from April 13-15 at the at the Metrograph Theatre.

"Combining the two unlikely genres of comedy and suspense thriller, Ojukokoro tells the story of an attempted robbery that goes very wrong from three contradictory points of view," reads the film's press release. The film will be the first to show during the festivities.

The film's director, Dare Olaitan hopes Ojukokoro, as well as the Nollywood 3.0 Film Series as a whole, will help promote Nigerian cinema on an international scale. "We can produce films that entertain both Nigerian and international audiences and this premiere is our chance to prove the case," he says.

Both he and Ojukokoro's producer Femi Ogunsanwo will be present at Nollywood 3.0 for a Q+A following the screening on April 13. You don't want to miss it.

"Nollywood 3.0" will feature a plethora of exciting films by artists and filmmakers from the diaspora. Other films showing at the event include Tell Me Something Sweet a romantic comedy feature, produced in South Africa, by Nigerian-born Akin Omotoso; two Nigerian short films Oblivion and The Encounter, both by Ekene Som Mekwunye and a short film from the Caribbean, The Knot by Davina Lee.

The series, will offer fresh, African-centric storytelling that you don't want to miss out on. Visit the Metrograph's website for the full schedule of screenings, and watch the trailer for Ojukokoro above.


Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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