Produced and Directed by Joanna Lipper, ‘The Supreme Price’is a feature length documentary film that traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Following the annulment of her father’s victory in Nigeria’s Presidential Election and her mother’s assassination by agents of the military dictatorship, Hafsat Abiolafaces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria’s most marginalized population: women.
“….Some of the best documentaries tell inspiring stories of people overcoming the unthinkable… With an uptick in kidnappings and killings, the situation in Nigeria is looking bleak. How exactly did the country get to such a state? Joanna Lipper’s film looks at the pro-democracy movement in the corrupt African nation but also gives a helpful tutorial on Nigerian politics….” – The Washington Post
Been a minute but I’m here 🙂 . A little bit of #Blogger’sBlock (?) but all’s falling back into place now. Thought to share with you some pretty cool trailblazers of possibilities, for their talents, in their different spheres of influence who have most recently been very inspiring …
Amara Enyia is a 30-year-old Nigerian-American Chicagoan municipal consultant and community organizer and she is planning to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February 2015 mayoral race. Read why she is running here and more about her here
Lupita continues to wow us with her wins (talent), fashion style and personality… Lupita Amondi Nyong’o (born 1 March 1983) is a Kenyan actress, film director, and music video director. She made her American film debut in Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years a Slave (2013) as Patsey, for which she received critical acclaim Read more about Lupita here
Visual Curator at yagazieemezi.com. She shares one of the passion of this blog i.e dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic. Yagazie is a witty vlogger, visual artist/cartoonist, artsy afro~bohemian who recently relaunched her website to feature fellow upcoming creatives’ work. How cool is that. Gotta love creatives who support one another. Check it out here
Dayo Okeniyi (One to watch)
Oladayo A. “Dayo” Okeniyi (born June 14, 1988) is a Nigerian-born actor, popularly known for playing the role of Thresh in The Hunger Games. Raised in Lagos Nigeria, he began acting in theatre at his elementary school. In 2003, Dayo, the youngest of five siblings, moved from Nigeria with his family to the United States. Dayo received a Bachelor’s degree of visual communications design in 2009. After college he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting, his true passion. Feb is the month to watch, his recent projects are Endless Love, Cavemen and House of Cards.
Dayo on Camera
As we all beautifully dream and positively do, inspirational stories such as these shine the light of the possibilities, serves as a push to make us strive to be a better version of ourselves in our callings ( not in competition with others)…and be an influence in our generation..