Desmond Ovbiagele’s ‘The Milkmaid’ has been selected by The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee as Nigeria’s submission to the International feature category of the 2021 Oscars!!
Written and directed by Ovbiagele, ‘The Milkmaid’ may be a Hausa language-based thriller on insurgency, especially because it affects women and youngsters in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Inspired by the image on Nigeria’s 10 Naira note, it tells the story of a Fulani milkmaid who confronts extremists during a rural African community, during a quest to locate her missing sister, and the way efforts to recapture her disrupted past prove complicated.
Shot on location in Taraba State, North-East Nigeria, it stars popular northern Nigerian actress, Maryam Booth, alongside Ibrahim Jammal, Anthonieta Kalunta, and Gambo Usman Kona. it had been also nominated for the 2020 Africa Movie Academy Awards, earning eight nominations.
Congratulations to Desmond Ovbiagele, we hope you bring the award home next year!
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