Under the theme “Beyond Borders: Storytelling Across Time,” this year the citywide 26th New York African Film Festival lineup includes 68 films from 31 countries across the diaspora.
NAME OF FILM: OGA BOLAJI
DIRECTOR(S): Kayode Kasum
STARRING: Omowunmi Dada, Jasmine Fakunle, Ikponmwosa Gold
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Oga Bolaji centers on the simple, happy-go-lucky life of a retired, 40-year-old musician (played by Gold Ikponmosa) whose life changes forever when he crosses paths with a 7-year-old girl. Oga Bolaji showcases the resilience and ingenuity of the Nigerian spirit, of striving, hoping, and dreaming despite life’s pain and limitations.