Home in Exile (Nigeria: 2010)


Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen

Cast list

Chiwetalu Agu
Francis Duru as Greg
Desmond Eliot as Dave
Justice Esiri as Enogie
Beverly Naya as Julie
Uche Jombo


Editing: Ehizojie


Imasuen describes Home in Exile as “a mirror through which Nigeria should look at itself.” The movie captures a community lacking in effective leadership. In the film three friends, Greg (Francis Duru), Dave (Desmond Elliot) and his Kenyan girlfriend, Julie (Beverly Naya), decide to build a hospital in Ewogie, the hometown of Dave, but the king Enogie (Justus Esiri) and his cabinet refuse to grant their request for the project. The people of the land have to fight for what they truly care about or be denied the opportunity of having this basic amenity. This big budget film made headlines when it was nominated as an official selection in the Carlow Film Festival.


Lancelot Imasuen’s Home in ExileVanguard

Home in Exile now showing @ the Cinemasnigeriafilms.com

Erhariefe, Tony Ogaga. “It was exciting working with Desmond Elliot – Beverly Naya, Home in Exile starnigeriafilms.com

Benjamin NJOKU. “My fight to put Nollywood on global stage – Lancelot Imasuen.” Vanguard (Online Newspaper)

Aduwo, Bola. “Nollywood represents at Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s ‘Home in Exile’ PremiereBella Naija 

Academic Articles:

BILEN-ONABANJO, SEVEM. “Nollywood’s Next Generation To Watch.” New African 528 (2013): 112-114. Academic Search Premier. Web. 18 Nov. 201