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Maami, starring award-winning actress, Funke Akindele, as lead actress, is the story of a poor single parent and her young son (Ayomide Abatti). Gifted with a loving heart, enterprising spirit and brave soul, she is the centre of her son’s world. Until he longs for the father he has never known, a man with a terrible past
Set over a two day period, leading to the 2010 World Cup, Maami is an inspiring story of a poor, conscientious single parent’s struggle to raise her only child, Kashimawo, who, eventually rises to international stardom in an English football club, Arsenal, and becomes a national hero.
Adapted by Tunde Babalola, from Femi Osofisan’s novel of the same title, the movie depicts love, perseverance and fate which unfold through Kashimawo’s reminiscences of his hardscrabble childhood in the southern Nigerian town, Abeokuta.
The premiere, an initiative of the Governing Board of OOPL Theatre and Tunde Kelani’s Mainframe Productions billed for August 17, 2012, is being promoted by the former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR) and will have as special guest of honour Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, while Oba (Dr) Olusanya Adegboyega Dosunmu, the Olowu, and the paramount ruler of the Kingdom of Owu and Chairman of the Governing Board (OOPL Theatre) is the chief host.
The movie will be shown to the public for two days after the premiere at the same venue.
Meanwhile, Maami has been scheduled to screen at some select viewing centres in Lagos to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri, between August 18-21, 2012. The centres include the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, Durban Hotel, beside Murhi International, Omole, Ikeja and Big Zone Hotel, Agric Bus Stop, Ikorodu, Lagos.Share