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MAAMi

MAAMi
  • 2011
  • Nigeria
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tunde Kelani
  • Language: Yoruba

Adapted by Tunde Babalola from Femi Osofisan’s novel of the same name, MAAMi depicts the lives of a desperately poor mother and her young son Kashimawo, who longs for the father he has never known.

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MAAMi is an enthralling story of a poor, devoted single parent's struggles to raise her only child, Kashimawo, who goes on to become an international star in an English football club, and consequently, a national hero. Set over a two-day period in the southern Nigerian town of Abeokuta leading up to the 2010 World Cup, the film retrospectively accounts Kashimawo’s childhood through his own thoughts, addressing his turbulent childhood and unresolved issues with his absent father. MAAMi is a film about love, fate, hard work and goodwill.

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