MAAMi (Nigeria: 2012)


Tunde Kelani

Cast list

Funke Akindele
Ayomide Abati
Wale Ojo
Tamilore Kuboye


Writer: Femi Osofisan


Based on a Nigerian novel, this story takes place over two days and tells the story about a single mother and her young son, Kashimawo, who are desperately poor. Maami is a kind hearted woman with a brave soul who tries to protect her son from his father, whom he has never met.


Wilfred Okiche, “Film Review: Maami – ‘A superior experience’.” (online newspaper)

Kelani takes centrestage in Brazil, premieres Maami” Vanguard Newstand (online newspaper)

Academic Articles:

Representing Africa in the UK: Programming the Africa in Motion Film Festival by Lizelle Bischoff. Research in African Literatures, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Aug. 2013) pp.154-155