Tunde Kelani’s “MAAMi” starring Funke Akindele, Wole Ojo & Tamilore Kuboye Now in Cinemas across NigeriaPosted on Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Over the last few months, the film has gathered accolades at screenings and festivals, now everyone head over to the cinema in their city to watch! Since the movie opened in cinemas, box office receipts have been strong and with positive word-of-mouth reports, numbers are set to keep reaching new heights.
MAAMi stars Funke Akindele, Wole Ojo and Tamilore Kuboye alongside new talent Ayomide Abatti with special guest appearances by Yinka Davies, Kayode Balogun, Fatai Rolling Dollar and Biodun Kupoluyi.
Single parent, MAAMi, and her young son are desperately poor. Gifted with a living heart, enterprising spirit and brave soul, she is the centre of her son’s world, until he longs for the father he has never known – a man with a terrible secret.
Set over a two-day period, leading to the 2010 World Cup, MAAMi is an inspiring story of a poor, conscientious single parent’s struggles to raise her only child, Kashimawo who eventually, rises to intrnational stardom in an English football club, Arsenal, and becomes a national hero.
Adapted by Tunde Babalola, from Femi Osofisan’s novel of the same name, this film about love, perseverance and fate unfolds through Kashimawo’s reminiscences of his hardscrabble childhood in the southern Nigerian town, Abeokuta.
MAAMi is presently showing in Silverbird and Genesis Deluxe Cinemas in Nigeria.