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Intrigued by the Legend of Mami Water? Watch the Trailer for Bolaji Kekere-Ekun’s Short Film “Nkiru”



Earlier on this year, BellaNaija brought you all the exciting photos from the premiere of the  37th State short film, Nkiru  Written and directed by Bolaji Kekere-Ekun, Nkiru is a film which explores the legend of Mami Wata

Mermaid myths are an international phenomenon most recently represented in British/Nigerian author Helen Oyeyemi’s novel ‘The Opposite House’. The Yoruba pantheon itself has traveled through parts of Europe, and even as far as Cuba where it is in some places practiced as a religion. Inspired by this worldwide appeal, 37th State made the documentary “The Lady In the Water” and the movie “Nkiru

With the film and the documentary, 37th State seeks to educate, entertain and inspire its audiences in a unique, fresh and accessible way.

Watch the  trailer here and keep checking Bella Naija to catch the documentary and short-film in full.


  1. Chucky

    November 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    please tell me this is a joke… this is hardly a teaser! it is more like a flash

    • BSR

      November 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      LOL!! Thought the same 🙂

  2. Bey

    November 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Bn is dat all??? I agree with u its more of a Flash

  3. birdieblue22

    November 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    They’re going kill that cute guy aren’t they?

  4. Deltachik

    November 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Ok, I have been watching out for this movie since last year, abeg when is it coming out?

    • SheyShey7

      November 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      Exactly…the “watching out” is just becoming too much.

  5. Shay shay

    November 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    “Why are you ‘axing’ me that”

    • Dlapikin

      December 4, 2012 at 6:16 am

      I hear that in too many nigerian actors lines! How can you be a thespian and not work your diction, it baffles me. Most butchered words, , Sexy and Taxi: Dear Nollywood people, an X is not a Z!

  6. minasek

    December 1, 2012 at 2:07 am


  7. HABBA

    December 1, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Nkiru na winch? lol they need to stop “axing” each other! lmao! but i wanna watch tho! it berra be on irokotv

  8. Princess

    December 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    What a horrible way to tease pple…. Just saw a girl in contact lens!! So silly i swear!!

  9. Turi

    December 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

    It does say Dec. 6th, looking forward to it!

  10. Cynthia

    December 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Woooow, that’s it?

  11. Jo

    December 3, 2012 at 1:24 am

    You people are too used to your iweka road trailers with the same old Igbo man summarizing the movies in 2 minutes. This is not the GRAB YOUR COPY NOWW!! trailer. Relax.

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