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MUST Watch Trailer: Here’s the First Look at Uche Aguh’s Short Film ‘Sambisa’ Starring Ejiro Okorodudu, Josh Okusanya, Tomi Sunmonu & More



Sambisa Short Film

The Short film ‘Sambisa’ was written and directed by Uche Aguh and is the first narrative film to be made about Boko Haram.

The short film, based off the stage play ‘Into the Sambisa’, also written by Uche Aguh highlights the Chibok School-girl abduction which occurred in Borno state, Northern Nigeria, in 2014.

Over 200 girls were abducted by Boko Haram Soldiers and were taken into the Sambisa Forest. Some have escaped, while many remain in captivity. Now, more than two years passed, these girls are still no where to be found.

The film stars Shardiah Ssagala, Ejiro Okorodudu, Josh Okusanya, Tomi Sunmonu, Uche Aguh among others. While the Cinematography is by Dennis Schmitz.

Watch the trailer for the film here:


  1. Isaobi

    August 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Very nice .However I have problem with the accent of the characters. It does not reflect the way they speak up there. I look forward to a feature film set in Sambisa. Over to you, Kunle Afolayan or Izu Ojukwu of this world.

    • Kunle Afoloyan

      August 22, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      If you don’t like the way a story is made. Go and make it yourself.

      Kudos to young Nigerians who find a way to make films especially the ones that highlight important topics in the world.

      Not everyday, Lagos Wedding Party.

    • Izu Ojukwu

      August 22, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      I agree with what Kunle said. In the meanwhile, can you show us your own film?

  2. Frank

    August 22, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Not sure I’m comfortable with the accents. Why do they sound like people from Beasts of No Nation? Looking forward to watching the movie or something!

  3. XY

    August 22, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Beast of no nation replica or no? I was very excited to watch until that guy spoke. 🙁

  4. Princess P

    August 22, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I can’t hear the hausa accent…Plus the militants are supposed to speak a little hausa at the very least
    I will like to watch it though

  5. Adenike.O

    August 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    I find it interesting that our focus is on the accuracy of the accents and not the story which is being told. We like to criticise people who are trying to talk about the unspoken.

    The accents are not the best, who cares. This budding, driven director decided to bring some actors together to creat some art. Lets not pull apsiring artists down instead we should be encouraging and supporting one another to become the next best actors, directors, cinematographers.

    Yes the accents are not that great and maybe the director was inspired by Beast of no nations. But i think they have done a good job and it will only get better. Always room for improvement!

    Looking forward to more work from this director and other young nigerian directors.

    • kolapo

      December 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      That is why we have critics so that he can work on his flaws subsequently

  6. Ibex

    August 22, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I don’t get it. Are you guys saying we shouldn’t point out some of the areas the director can improvement upon? if so, how then can he improve in his subsequent project?

  7. kolapo

    December 19, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    BH are Hausa speaking.the fact that they were not speaking Hausa doesn’t make it real.they should have used more Hausa casts and demonstrated violence.the militants look like nerdy guys dressed in military of looking stone cold..there should have been a lot of Arabic or Quran recitations if possible

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