Comedian cum Nollywood actor, Ayo Makun can’t hold back his excitement as his movie ‘Almajiri’ bagged 27 nominations.
Based on true-life events, the movie, directed by Toka McBaror, is centered on the Almajiri system prevalent in northern Nigeria.
Explaining the idea behind the movie, the comedian said the movie is designed to tell a very common story of children who are subjected to the high level of poverty faced by most families living in that region.
” ‘Almajiri’ tells a very common story of children who are subjected to the high level of poverty faced by most families living in that region. These children often wander the streets begging for food, clothes, and other necessities thus making them vulnerable to chronic ill-health, sexual and physical abuse, human trafficking, slavery, drugs etc.”
The actor who is in the UK expressed how excited he was to be a part of the political forum on sustainable development at the United Nations in New York.
He appreciated the UN and the founder and CEO of Southern Africa Embrace Foundation for the opportunity, whilst revealing the number of nominations his movie bagged.
He wrote, “It was good to have been part of the High Level Political Forum On Sustainable Development at United Nations in New York. I am also very excited about the 27 nominations of #almajirithemovie. Hopefully this will be another situation to look at after screening the movie to some of the world leaders here. Thanks to the UN and the founder and CEO of Southern Africa Embrace Foundation @iamsindyzemura for the opportunity”.