“Bariga Sugar” is a 21-minute short film directed by Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo and written/produced by Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo and Ikenna Edmund Okah.
“Bariga Sugar” is set in a ghetto brothel in Lagos in the mid-90s.
Ese is 8 years old and lives in Bariga Sugar, a ghetto brothel in Lagos. Her mother, Tina, is one of Bariga Sugar’s working women. Often neglected, lonely and socially awkward with dreams of one day ruling the brothel, she forms an unlikely friendship with Jamil, a new child in Bariga Sugar.
The film stars Tina Mba, Gregory Ojefua, Brutus Richard, Lucy Ameh, Blessing Samuel, Jay Franklyn Jituboh and Amarachukwu Onoh.
First-time child actors, Halimat Olarewaju and Tunde Azeez star in the lead roles.
Watch the trailer below.
The premiere is set to take place on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).