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‘Milkmaid’ Becomes Nollywood’s Submission For Oscars

Nollywood movie ‘The Milkmaid’ has been selected by The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee as Nigeria’s submission to the International Feature Film category of the 2021 Oscar Award.

MilkMaid as written and directed by Desmond Ovbiagele,  is a Hausa language-based thriller on insurgency, especially as it affects women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Desmond Ovbiagele, Director of the Milkmaid

According to the Director, the movie was Inspired by the image on Nigeria’s 10 Naira note and  tells the story of a Fulani milkmaid who confronts extremists in a rural African community, in her  quest to locate her missing sister, and how efforts to recapture her disrupted past prove complicated.

Shot on location in Taraba State, North-East Nigeria, it stars popular northern Nigerian actress, Maryam Booth, alongside Ibrahim Jammal, Anthonieta Kalunta, and Gambo Usman Kona. It was also nominated for the 2020 Africa Movie Academy Awards, earning eight nominations.

The 93rd edition of the Academy Awards is scheduled to hold on April 25, 2021.

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