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Meet “The Critics,” the Nigerian Teen Filmmakers Going Viral for Creating Sci-Fi Films with a Smartphone



A group of Nigerian student filmmakers called “The Critics” are making waves all over the world and we’re totally here for it!

The young filmmakers from Northern state of Kaduna, made their first film “Redemption” in 2016. They saved for a month to buy the green fabric for the chroma key and taught themselves how to do visual effects by watching tutorials on Youtube.

After their efforts impressed Nollywood movie producer Kemi Adetiba, she shared a post about them, and they began to gain attention all over the world.

Following their story on Reuters and Al Jazeera, the teenagers got the attention of International filmmaker, JJ Abrams known for highly successful movies like Star wars, Star Trek, Spiderman etc, Hollywood Actress, Olivia Wilde, and The Visual Effects Society.

Adetiba started a fundraising campaign that amassed a total of almost $6,000 “The Critics” which they used to buy some equipment for their future productions.

Now, the team has more efficient laptops, a few lighting gadgets, light shedder, some cameras and others.

See some photos of them below:

See some of their films below:

Photo Credit: @Thecritics


  1. Makiblue

    August 18, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Woah!!!!! Nice!!

  2. B

    August 18, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Thanks for sharing. Just like other celebrities, you can have included the link where Kemi started the campaign

  3. Fleur

    August 18, 2019 at 10:49 pm


  4. Kasumu Kowiy

    May 20, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    I want to join those group I want to become an actor like them

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