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BN TV: Laila Cadne’s “Mma Nma” Documentary sharing the Inspiring Stories of 5 Market Women is a Must Watch!



Nigerian-based beauty entrepreneur, Laila Cadne has released Mma Nma – a documentary about five market women who share their experiences and the lengths and struggles they go through to provide for their families.

The story depicts the beauty, strength, resourcefulness and struggles of the African woman and the quest to remind them of how truly beautiful they are.

In the daily quest for sustenance, so much emphasis is placed on ensuring their families and loved ones are catered for, often to their own detriment. They have no time to look their best or care about their outward appearance and as such the beauty within them goes unnoticed.

Layers are peeled back, stories are told, tears are shared, hopes revealed and for a while, the women are reminded of how truly beautiful they are and that same beauty can always be found in even in the most obscure of places.

Meet the women below.

Ajoke Rashida

Dorcas Odeyemi

Kudirat Sobowale Akinola

Mariam Animashaun

Muniyat Faayii

Watch the documentary below.

Creative Director @ellecadne
Director @LailaCadne
DOP @ibidunnioladayo
Full Documentary edited by @babalolafelix
Editor(trailer) @timmydavies_
Full Documentary graded by @princemeyson
Photographer @emmanueloyeleke
Hair by @megagrowthnigeria @darlingnigeria
Makeup by @lailacadne, @makeupbykofo and Uju
Wardrobe @seamstresslagos


  1. Nana

    February 5, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    This is so heartwarming…and heartbreaking as well. God bless you and your team, Laila. God bless you.

  2. Anon

    February 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Really moving…but this is NOT a documentary. It is a ten-minute showcase of how a young lady demonstrated altruism by giving market women makeovers supported by sponsors. A documentary would dig deeper into the issues that the women are faced with and provide a balanced view of the factors that contribute to their status. They make mention of the fact that the state government made it difficult for them to trade in the market…perhaps an interview with a government official to get their perspective on what compels them to destroy marketplaces so brazenly. The big question for me is – what happens next for these women? Makeovers are nice and have a temporary feel-good effect but is there going to be any additional effort to empower these women – some of whom are widows (it was really heartbreaking to listen to the woman who had lost her husband say that she had not tried to make herself look good since he passed away because she had no reason).

    • Elle

      February 5, 2019 at 8:42 pm

      How does your argument of it not being a documentary add value to this discussion exactly? How? Please let’s stop with the pettiness in this new year. Better still, ask yourself what YOU can do. Laila has done her bit.

    • anon

      February 6, 2019 at 1:25 pm

      lol you said – “it was really heartbreaking to listen to the woman who had lost her husband say that she had not tried to make herself look good since he passed away because she had no reason” but guess what she contributed to her feeling good and looking good which is something she wouldn’t have done on a normal day and obviously years that has passed.
      she didn’t something within her capacity, this is one lady not an organisation; a little kindness goes a long way..
      now that you’ve seen it and heard their stories, have you thought of a way to help her help them more? I guess not but you can drop comments at your comfort. smh

  3. Billionaire in grace

    February 5, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Wow beautiful beautiful beautiful….laila God bless you abundantly

  4. Dolapo

    February 6, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Beautiful!..almost tearing up.

  5. Dugos

    February 6, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    This is so beautiful… see me shedding tears. Laila God bless you. Little things like this makes the world go round. We have so much love to share, sometimes we think it’s about making millions before we can help, see the king of joy she brought to these women with just a make over.. this is something that they will never forget in their lives. And to you over sabi Anon:7.24… Laila has done hers, I believe this is the much her resources could shoulder, YOU, what have you done? If you take it up from here it won’t be a bad idea, go and empower them more and ask government those questions that is burning so much in your heart. Laila I don’t know you but God will bless you coz you have a pure heart.

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