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In the cold streets of Benin, a group of resilient young boys, seemingly invincible, battle against adversity as they strive to forge their own path and find a sense of belonging in a world that has turned its back on them.
Amidst economic instability and political unrest, the countdown to Nigeria's most anticipated election sets the stage for the unfolding journey of a Nigerian about to leave his homeland. His journey illuminates the nation’s latest mass exodus and brain drain after one of the largest protests the country has witnessed in recent times.
On the verge to make money and fame, Abiodun felt a need to be on top of his game with consistent energy. He took the local herbs for years to be on the course but he lost his life through kidney failure induced by his heavy intakes. The story exposes the link between Agbo and the kidney failure pandemic in Nigeria.
Solomon Ojochegbe Shaibu
"Ade: Depths of Devotion" tells the inspiring story of "Mama Mary Yakubu: A Portrait of Love and Determination." It's a touching tribute to incredible individuals whose unwavering dedication enriches our world.
In the face of unimaginable loss, 29-year-old Deborah embarks on a journey to the city where her 11-year-old daughter (Margaret) met her tragic end through child trafficking. After years of denial and desperate pleas to connect with her first child, she confronts the truth in a story that highlights the reality of how women’s rights have been suppressed in many communities in Nigeria.
Lateefah returns to her childhood neighbourhood of Mushin - one of the most dangerous and populated areas of Lagos. By speaking to residents- young and old, she explores the history of the area and asks whether we all are prisoners of our circumstances.