For Sweet Mama! Uche Jombo screens new movie “A Mother’s Fight” in her hometown Abiriba in Abia State

Posted on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 12:30 PM

By BellaNaija.com

Uche Jombo A Mother's Fight Abriba - January 2013 - BellaNaija010On the 24th of December 2012, Uche Jombo-Rodriguez did something different! Rather than hosting a glitzy premiere for new movie “A Mother’s Fight” in Lagos or Abuja, she travelled to her hometown Abiriba in Abia State where the Uche Jombo & You Foundation hosted a screening event.

Nollywood star Uche tells BellaNaija that the movie was inspired by her dear mother, Ngozi N Jombo. The lead character in the movie is also named Ngozi!

Ngozi Jombo

Ngozi N Jombo

While in Abiriba, Uche alongside the cast and crew of the movie spent time with members of the community including village elders, community leaders, widows and youth as well.
The Uche Jombo Foundation in collaboration with Globacom gave out 70 phones to those in need.

Here is the official description for “A Mother’s Fight

The movie tells the story of Ngozi’s journey through the tradition she can’t change or accept, in a place where women are seen not heard.

This is not your everyday story, it a story of a woman who will take on men and much more for her girls. Ngozi’s world is turned up side down with the shocking news of her husband’s sudden death but this is just the beginning as she is faced with a bigger fight…the truth stops where tradition and custom begin…this is a mother’s fight for that which is right and ultimately for her daughters

Uche Jombo A Mother's Fight

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Photos from the Screening

UJ with Abiriba elders

UJ-R with Abiriba elders

Uche with Dr Jona Ezikpe

UJ-R with Dr Jona Ezikpe

Uche Jombo-Rodriguez with Director Ike Nnaebue

Uche Jombo-Rodriguez with Director Ike Nnaebue

The ladies of "A Mother's Fight"

The ladies of “A Mother’s Fight”

Phone Giveaway

Phone Giveaway

Outdoor session with members of the community

Outdoor session with members of the community

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  • 30 Comments on “For Sweet Mama! Uche Jombo screens new movie “A Mother’s Fight” in her hometown Abiriba in Abia State”

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    • Motun January 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM

      ok.

    • brandigest January 10, 2013 at 12:43 PM

      Homecoming….
      brandigest.wordpress.com

    • Bunmi January 10, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      wow, i love uche jombo.

    • wakapass January 10, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      Way to go Uche! …but what did she do to her face?

      • Person pikin January 10, 2013 at 1:54 PM

        Nothing.

      • Bidi bang January 16, 2013 at 7:17 AM

        Contour Kim kirdashian killing black women.

    • babious January 10, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      name sake,well-done!
      babious.blogspot.com

    • Nkem January 10, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      Sorry to deviate but i think it is reasonable for men (women also) to always have a will prepared and keep it updated. Once you begin to acquire assets and you have kids that still depend on you. Lets face it, death is inevitable. It save wives and children a whole lot of hardship and problems….my two cents.

      • Someone January 10, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        Very good point but even when there is will sometimes, people still do not respect it. Some are even altered to favour one party. If you have a good family, just be grateful to God

      • nickyminaj January 10, 2013 at 4:02 PM

        even if there’s a will, some family will not honor it, our neighbors adopted kids and left the children everything,after the parents death, the family refused the children and is battling with the kids in court over properties. just pray you have a good family who will not wait for u to die before pouncing on ur property.

    • princesschaddy January 10, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      Uche Jombo i am proud of Your works and i thank God for you

    • NNEKA January 10, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      I totally agree with you Nkem. Uche is doing a great job. Hard work in action. way to go Jumbo Girl….

    • Iy January 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM

      This is what I call working hard not posting ‘devil photo shoot’ I am proud of you uche

      • Obi January 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

        Devil photo shoot!!! OMG. You’ve killed some people. LoL. But I agree, her love for her mom, her craft, and her respect for her people (that’s what I choose to believe), shows here.

    • Benson January 10, 2013 at 3:29 PM

      Great.Giving back to the society most especially the downtrodden.I am an advocate of empowerment.Giving back to the society.Some times i get annoy when people who have the money keep cycling riches among themselves.Give it to the poor and the people who are struggling to survive,especially the ones with good attitude and good work ethics.God bless you Jumbo.

    • flo January 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      Thank you Iy.. people are working others are doing photoshoots!

    • Moi January 10, 2013 at 3:58 PM

      Good One Uche!. Uche sure is thinking and smiling to the bank. Big ups.

    • nene January 10, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      i am happy to see uche jombo’s success. i never thought she was a good actress but she has improved soo much these days. i’m happy for her success and i like her advocacy movies. she doesn’t look for publicity, she’s just trying to live her life, which i can’t say for most of the other fake Nollywood actresses.

      • Obi January 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM

        Hardwork and dedication can transform me from mediocre to tip of the top.

    • Bebbe January 10, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      And this shitty tradition is peculiar with her people! Abiriba! Jeeez never seen a culture so crude, archaic and unfair to women! Tufiakwa

      • nina onita January 10, 2013 at 6:53 PM

        ummm are you okay its all over igboland and even in other tribes, stop with this rubbish clan mentality. Am ngwa and the ideology of inheriting one brothers property in such manner is also appearant in our communities. Some traditions should be maintained, and others not. The main reason relatives claimed brothers property upon his death is usually when they marry the wife and take care of the man’s kids as if they are theirs. if the man has a young son, the relatives are to raise him, keep his father’s property for him until he is old enough, no offense women usually in most culture and in this one are to be married of and usually dont get anything unless the brother wants to share. The mother stays in the family or she can leave with the blessing of the elders and family, but in most cases she has to remarry into the same family. It is the plight of women, from traditional jewish culture to african culture. If you come from a good family that respects true tradition, things will flow easily, but as we know greed also over take, it is the human condition, and is found in all cultures. Thank you uche for addressing this issue, the fact is that in must communities, tradition over rules all european brought ideologies of kinship and sharing of wealth.

      • Obi January 10, 2013 at 7:07 PM

        But why?????
        Who makes “culture” survive? It’s the people. Until the people become tired and decide to stand up for right, the ‘archaic’ culture will remain. I’m sure you’ve heard of instances where sisters-in-law insist on punishing the widow because they never liked her anyway and are “convinced” that the poor woman killed her hubby. I believe there’s a root to every tree. Probably, this idea of drinking the water with which the corpse was bathed came about as a means to scare evil women (who may have had a hand in their hubby’s death) … to scare the into confession because truly, who wants to drink that poison?
        So, our women need to stand up to these practices and force ignorant men and women to face the truth.

        • nina onita January 11, 2013 at 12:15 AM

          that is an example of some traditions which should be made away with, but as we know change is inevitable. First of all those sister inlaws by traditional laws should not force the woman to do anything, its usually the priest and the women’s caucus, no one woman carries out that deed. Plus it rarely happens, and heartless evil inlaws do that ish, woman are usually given alternatives, which is usually return to her parents, but most women who want to prove their innocence go through this. Its like the shaving of head found in igbo culture, a woman and children of diseased must shave their hair , as a sign of morning and starting over. Most indian’s do the same, white cloth wearing for a certain period.. and so on. The fact is our cultures is what protects us, and can ruin us, when we try to compare it to the cultures of others, or rather the west. I love my culture,good or bad, for in the time of our ancestors before the europeans and arabs came, there was sanity, people feared God truly and not just by mouth and they knew consequences must take place, for a child who disobeys his father and mother must be punished. Again adaptation of european ideas have corrupted some traditional rulers, and therefore have created problems in truly caring out traditional rights of certain things. Culture is what help define, sustain and in many ways keeps us sane and we must try to protect it, change certain things along the way. When a woman marries, she doesnt only marry her husband, for when he came to marry her, he came with people who negotiated on his behalf for her hand in marriage…therefore why we say “our wife” and not his wife. A woman marries the family literally in african- especially igbo culture. And because i know that about my culture i pray I get married into a good family.

    • princess January 10, 2013 at 5:36 PM

      Awesome show. Reality widows face dat nids 2 b addressed. Good one uche

    • Agu January 11, 2013 at 1:21 AM

      Uche,

      Many from our beloved ” usukpam ” Abiriba has sworn to bury every cat and dog in that ” Small London” with their God knows I’ll gotten wealth, but you has chooses the milky-hearted path of putting Abiriba on the map. May humility keep being your strong tool. Am proud of you my sister.
      Agu Paul – Swiss.

    • K January 11, 2013 at 2:40 AM

      I read your interview uche where you said and I quote’ being an executive producer gives you a voice but its in your hands to decide how loud you want to be heard’ I am very proud of your advacacy project but I hope you know this is not just an Abia state problem but most Igbo states so do you plan to do more screening like this in other villages ? Grass root wise? When is this movie out on DVD or cinemas? God bless you more as you and your team shine lights on social issues.

    • NNENNE January 11, 2013 at 4:44 AM

      Very rampant in Abiriba. Glad someone is addressing it?

    • Dee-USA January 11, 2013 at 6:12 AM

      Please, someone tell me that will not be the quality of the video when it actually comes out.

    • poshilla! January 11, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      YEEEE! AND MA BOYFRIEND IS FROM ABRIBA OOO! ANYWAY WE ARE NOT GETIN MARRIED SHAA**WINKS*

    • mfon January 12, 2013 at 6:36 PM

      Uche dear, if you see this one, edit the title on your flyer. changes from mothers’ to Mother’s