Nollywood actors Kanayo O Kanayo, Segun Arinze and others will be starring in comedian AY Makun’s movie titled Almaji. AY shared pictures and a video from the making of the movie on Instagram on Wednesday. According to him, the movie is based on true life experiences in the Northern part of the country.
“The most honest form of filmmaking it to make a film that tells our stories and existing realities. We are currently on working on a film tilted ALMAJIRI. It is based on true life experiences in the northern part of Nigeria. The movie Almajiri 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.
“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,” he wrote.
Segun also shared pictures on Instagram. He said filmmaking is an art that demands the body and soul.
“Film making is an art that demands your body and soul as you strive to give your best. The Actor’s joy is in the truth. The moments he/she creates and the reality he/she lives in,” he wrote. “See not who the Actor is, but what the Actor has become. These are images from The Movie ‘ALMAJIRI.’”
The movie also stars Alexx Ekubo, Annie Idibia, Rahama Sadau and AY himself.