Part of the Story for the Gods Shorts programme
Saturday 31 October | 14:30 | BFI Southbank, NFT2BOOK NOW
Dir. Tolulope Ajayi. Nigeria. 2016. 13 mins
Ire loses her innocence in the most brutal way.
The Story for the Gods Shorts programme
From an exploration of digital love to the loss of religion, this selection of short narratives presents a vibrant West African perspective on the human experience.
BEYOND NOLLYWOOD is a term coined by the Curator and Author Nadia Denton to describe new wave audio-visual content from Nigeria such as short films, art house, animation, documentary, experimental and music videos. BEYOND NOLLYWOOD is a concept, curated event and collective of filmmakers.
Tolulope Ajayi is a director based in Lagos, Nigeria. He attended the Relativity Education film workshop in Los Angeles in 2016 and has a BA in English (minoring in Performing Arts) from the University of Ilorin. He’s worked in Advertising and Broadcast TV for 20years making brand narratives and directing TV series like Tinsel, NDANI’s Gidi Up, MTV SHUGA and a series of short films. His first short film Blink was featured in Shadow Act/ IndieWire in 2013. His next film & The Encounter” received the African International Film Festival Special Jury Mention at AFRIFF 2015 and in 2018 “Closed” won a LOERIE award and was nominated for best short for AFRIFF 2018.