AMINA can be best described as a British film with Nollywood sensibilities. Written, produced and directed by CHRISTIAN ASHAIKU, an innovative Nigerian born London based filmmaker; AMINA tells a deeply emotional and dramatic story dealing with the themes of love, loss and redemption. Told in flashback, AMINA is about the life of a gifted young woman Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde who, devastated by a series of life changing events suffers a total breakdown and finds herself incarcerated in a mental hospital. Only one person can help Amina, her doctor (Wil Johnson), but he must overcome his own demons before he can help Amina confront her past.
Shot completely on location in London and at St Ann’s Hospital in north London AMINA is being described by UK industry insiders as possessing real crossover potential and a film that can elevate and redefine Nollywood to become more widely recognized within mainstream cinema. AMINA is the first British movie starring Nollywood’s most bankable actress and Ghana’s biggest male star.
Omotola Jalade -Ekeinde was hit by paparazzi as she landed in London at 5am on October 17th for the premiere of her movie ‘AMINA’ which screened at London’s Empire Cinema, Leceister Square.
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