Ayo Makun's 'Almajiri' Film Set to Premiere Nationwide, Sheds Light on Northern Nigeria's Poverty Crisis.

Ayo Makun’s ‘Almajiri’ Film Set to Premiere Nationwide, Sheds Light on Northern Nigeria’s Poverty Crisis

Ayo Makun, the renowned Nigerian filmmaker and comedian, has announced the highly anticipated release of his latest film, “Almajiri,” which is set to hit cinemas nationwide on June 23, 2023. Makun, popularly known as AY, made the announcement through his official social media channels, generating tremendous excitement among his fans and the film industry.

“Almajiri” is a compelling drama that sheds light on the harsh realities faced by children in the northern region of Nigeria. The film delves into the lives of Almajiri children, who are often subjected to extreme poverty, leading them to roam the streets in search of basic necessities like food, clothing, and shelter. Makun aims to highlight the plight of these children and draw attention to the issues they face, such as chronic illness, physical and sexual abuse, human trafficking, slavery, and drug addiction.

The film boasts an impressive cast, featuring notable actors and actresses such as Alexx Ekubo, Annie Idibia, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Segun Arinze, Ali Nuhu, Rahama Sadau, Sani Danja, Broda Shaggi, and Ayo Makun himself. The ensemble cast brings their talent and expertise to portray the characters and capture the essence of the story authentically.

“Almajiri” has already garnered significant recognition prior to its release. The film was selected as the closing feature at the 2022 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), where it received critical acclaim. Additionally, it achieved remarkable success at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF), where it won an impressive twelve awards.

The film’s production team is led by Ayo Makun and Darlington Abuda, who have collaborated to bring this thought-provoking story to the big screen. The talented director, Toka McBaror, has expertly helmed the project, ensuring its artistic and cinematic excellence.

With its powerful message and stellar performances, “Almajiri” is expected to captivate audiences and spark conversations about the pressing social issues depicted in the film. The release of the movie is highly anticipated, and fans are eagerly counting down the days until they can witness this poignant and thought-provoking story unfold on the silver screen.

As the release date approaches, fans and film enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the nationwide release of “Almajiri” on June 23, 2023. The film promises to be a cinematic masterpiece that raises awareness and fosters empathy for the Almajiri children, ultimately inspiring positive change in society.

See the BTS from the film’s shoot below.

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