Award winning filmmaker C.J. Obasi, in his classic off-beat humour announces his upcoming project – MAMI WATA; a female driven revenge thriller based on the Mami Wata (Mermaid entity) of Western Africa.
Mami Wata is a genre bending revenge-thriller based off on the Mami Wata (Mermaid entity) folklore of Western Africa. Visionary filmmaker C.J. “Fiery” Obasi who won the 2015 AMVCA Trailblazer award is set to once again push new boundaries in this new piece written and directed by him, and produced by Oge Obasi.
Legendary music video pioneer and ace cinematographer, Adetokunbo “DJ Tee” Odubawo will lens the project, in addition to being Co-Executive Producer.
The feature film, which is a female-driven story will star the likes of Lucy Ameh, Nita Byack-George, Paul Utomi, Kolade Shashi, Brutus Richard, & Bolaji Ogunmola as Mami Wata.
Also attached to the film is AMVCA award winning costume designer, Obijie ‘Byge’ Oru (October 1, Being Mrs Elliot), AMVCA nominated & BON award winning Make-up Artiste, Adefunke Olowu (Ojuju).
The project is set to begin principal photography sometime between August & September on an undisclosed Island in Lagos.