Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Mar 22, 2019

Free Screening! Director Tope Oshin In Person!
Co-presented by O2A Media and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Official Airline sponsor: Air France.

The most populous country in Africa, Nigeria is home to one of the world’s most prosperous film industries, frequently referred to as “Nollywood.” This showcase of Nigerian cinema will continue at USC with additional films, panels and activities. For information on additional Nollywood in Hollywood events, visit

This screening is free with RSVP to:

Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:30 PM. Discussion after the film with director Tope Oshin, moderated by Leander Sales, chair of the Motion Pictures Editors Guild's African American Steering Committee. Evening concludes with a reception for all in the courtyard.
Los Angeles Premiere!

2018, 99 min, Dir: Tope Oshin

Banky Wellington stars in this heartwarming comedy-drama, which follows a young man’s life-changing experience in northern Nigeria. After a bitter argument with his wealthy father involving an arranged marriage, spoiled son Bassey Otuekong (Wellington) is shipped off to the Nigerian National Service in Bauchi. There he will spend three weeks in an extremely disciplined environment designed to test his character. To his great surprise, he discovers a silver lining to his punishment when he gets the opportunity to coach a women’s track team. Featuring Adesua Etomi, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Rahama Sadau.

Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Mar 22, 2019 • 7:30pm