BellaNaija proudly presents episode 1 of Daniel Effiong‘s web series tagged ‘Crimson‘. Crimson is a 3-part series which was inspired by the need to shed light on the dark parts of Nigeria’s history ‘the need to celebrate freedom of information and strengthen investigative journalism‘. Comprising of ‘Amazing Grace‘, ‘Your Cup of Tea‘ and lastly, ‘Ink, Piss & Blood‘, the series is centred on the story of Akin.
According to the producers of the series, ‘Akin is an A-list detective and henchman of a notorious dictator who realises that dedication to his duty may cause him more than he bargained. He encounters three political prisoners and in his bid to crack them he comes face to face with his own demons’.
CRIMSON is loosely based on several events in Nigeria’s recent history including the “Obasanjo phantom coup, the mysterious deaths of Gloria Okon and Dele Giwa”. It is riddled with several metaphors and expressionist in approach.
CRIMSON, a production collaboration between Blue Graffiti films and Ndani TV stars Seun Ajayi, Najite Dede, Toyin Oshinaike and O.C Ukeje.
Written and directed by Daniel Etim Effiong, Crimson was produced by Kemi ‘Lala’Akindoju, shot by Idhebor Kagho and edited by Mohammed Atta.
Watch episode 1 here and keep refreshing BellaNaija for the subsequent episodes.