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Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Nigerian-American Fraternity Drama 'Tazmanian Devil'

The film, starring Abraham Attah, is about a newly immigrated Nigerian student who "struggles to balance his conflicting desires of joining a college fraternity and bonding with his strictly religious father."

The trailer for director Solomon Onita's upcoming drama Tazmanian Devil is here.

The film stars Beast of No Nations actor Abraham Attah as Dayo, a newly immigrated Nigerian student to America who "struggles to balance his conflicting desires of joining a college fraternity and bonding with his strictly religious father."

The film is being produced by American music moguls Birdman and Benny Boom under their Cash Money Films imprint.


Tazmanian Devil sees its young protagonist dealing with his father's disapproval of fraternities and his desire to fit in at his college. Fraternities can sometimes be seen as evil in a Nigerian context. "Many Nigerian immigrants who move to America, they view fraternities as a very destructive, dangerous organization to join," said Onita, who is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, in a 2018 interview. "They are pretty much like gangs that you see here in America. [Dayo] sees a very different fraternity than what he knew from home."

The director says the film isn't your typical, cautionary tale about frats. "This film was different from other films that deal with fraternity culture. This film makes a positive case for fraternities rather than just repeating old tired stereotypes."

It also stars The Chi's Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Pariah's Adepero Oduye and Kwesi Boakye.

Check out the trailer below.

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From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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