‘Mami Wata’ By CJ Obasi Wins Big At FESPACO 2023

Mami Wata wins at FESPACO 2023

CJ Obasi’s latest fantasy film Mami Wata has continued its streak of wins and rave reviews.

After its Sundance run, the movie headed to to the Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) for its African premiere, where it’s won three awards:

  • The PRIX DE LA CRITIQUE Pauline S. Vieyra (African Critics Award) at the Special Awards Gala.
  • The MEILLEUR IMAGE (Cinematography Award)
  • The MEILLEUR DÉCOR (Set Design Award) at the Closing Awards Ceremony on March 4, 2023.

The event took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Set in the mythical West African village of Iyi, Mami Wata follows Prisca and Zinwe, daughters of Mama Efe. The latter is an intermediary between the Mermaid goddess and the people of Iyi, a small fishing village in West Africa. Their destinies change when Jasper, an escaped mercenary takes over Iyi.

It stars Rita Edochie, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Evelyne Ily, Kelechi Udegbe, Emeka Amakeze, and Clinto Ovunda, to mentio but a few.

No release date has been announced yet.

Oge Obasi on Twitter: “Mami Wata wins Critics Award at FESPACO 2023 @MamiWatamovie pic.twitter.com/Rv8hoq70kc / Twitter”

Mami Wata wins Critics Award at FESPACO 2023 @MamiWatamovie pic.twitter.com/Rv8hoq70kc

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