Nigeria Presents Milkmaid for 2021 Academy Awards
Desmond Ovbiagele’s Milkmaid has been selected by the Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee as Nigeria’s Nominee for International Feature Films for the 2021 Oscar !!
Written and directed by Ovbiagele, The Milkmaid is a Hausa thriller about rebellion, mainly because it affects women and children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Inspired by the image on the 10 Naira note of Nigeria, it tells the story of Fulani milkmaid as she confronts extremists in a rural African community trying to find her missing sister, and how trying to reclaim her troubled past has proven difficult.
Filmed in Taraba state in northeastern Nigeria, he stars in the cast of the acclaimed northern Nigerian actress Maryam Booth, alongside Ibrahim Jammal, Antonieta Kalunta and Gumbo Usman Kon. He was also nominated for the 2020 African Film Academy Award, receiving eight nominations.
Congratulations to Desmond Ovbiagele, we hope he brings home an award next year!
The 93rd Academy Awards are set for April 25, 2021.
Watch the trailer below:
Source: – Accelerate Tv