The Delivery Boy’, a Boko Haram-inspired film, has screened at the Nollywood Travel Film Festival (NTFF) in Berlin, capital and largest city in Germany.

This is coming at about time when ‘Daughters of Chibok’, a virtual reality film by Joel Kachi Benson, is screening at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

‘The Delivery Boy’ was one of the three Nollywood movies selected for special spotlight at the festival.

The movie was written and directed by Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe, award-winning filmmaker. It was shot by The Elite Film Team (TEFT) and produced by Something Unusual Studios.

The movie is an entertaining take on the Boko Haram insurgency with a plot that explored the back story of terrorists, seeking to provide answers to the reasons behind their actions.

Adejuyigbe took to his Instagram page to reveal that Yusuf Tuggar, the Nigerian ambassador to Germany, applauded the message behind the film.

“I was invited to meet with the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, HE Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, in Berlin,” he wrote.

“What was meant to be a simple visit resulted in one of the deepest conversations I have had about the impact of films on the state.

“The Ambassador must have been impressed because he instantly made a commitment to come to the screening of ‘The Delivery Boy’ at the Nollywood travel film festival.

“At the end the screening he took the microphone and publicly labeled the delivery boy “the best Nigerian film he has seen”.

“This is special for 3 reasons. First, he is from the north and ‘The Delivery Boy’ has a huge northern influence.

“Secondly, it has added motivation to pour our hearts into the new film we are working on.

“Thirdly, our interaction has convinced me that there are quite a number of politicians who understand the importance of what we are doing and are willing to support.

“So, while working on the many ideas we shared, I will like to remind other Nigerian, and African, filmmakers that it’s important, now more than ever, that we fearlessly tell our stories.

“Because, in some ways, molecules of the future of the continent are embedded in every frame we shoot.”

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So, on Friday morning I was invited to meet with the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, HE Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, in Berlin. What was meant to be a simple visit resulted in one of the deepest conversations I have had about the impact of films on the state. The Ambassador must have been somewhat impressed because he instantly made a commitment to come to the screening of THE DELIVERY BOY at the Nollywood travel film festival later that night- he came, he saw, and he professed. At the end the screening he took the microphone and publicly labeled the delivery boy “the best Nigerian film he has seen”. This is special for 3 reasons. 1: he is from the north and TDB has a huge northern influence 2: It’s added motivation to pour our hearts into the new film we are working on 3: Our interaction has convinced me that there are quite a number of politicians who understand the importance of what we are doing and are willing to support. So, while working on the many ideas we shared, I’d like to remind other Nigerian, and African, filmmakers that it’s important, now more than ever, that we fearlessly tell our stories. Because, in some ways, molecules of the future of the continent are embedded in every frame we shoot. #thenewnigeriancinema #africancinema #ambassadoryusufftuggar #nodash #adekunleadejuyigbe #theelitefilmteam #somethingunusualstudios

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‘The Delivery Boy’ has screened at Jagran International Film Festival and Lake International Pan African Film Festival.

It has also screened at the Real Time International Film Festival and won Best Nigerian Film at the 2018 AFRIFF Globe Awards.



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