Aya Films has declared that ‘MAMI WATA’, Nigeria’s 2023 Oscar submission, will be released in UK cinemas.

Aya Films, a UK-based distribution company, is preparing to release the highly anticipated Nigerian 2023 Oscar submission, MAMI WATA, in cinemas throughout the United Kingdom.

MAMI WATA is a captivating and critically acclaimed film that defies traditional genres, seamlessly blending spiritual beliefs with inter-generational tensions. Set in the enchanting matriarchal ocean village of Iyi, the story revolves around the powerful West African water deity, Mami Wata, who governs through the village leader, Mama Efe. This cinematic masterpiece brings to life a mesmerizing narrative that intertwines mythology, fantasy, and folklore. As the tranquility of the village is jeopardized, two courageous sisters must embark on a journey to restore harmony, navigating the clash between ancestral traditions and the beckoning of the future.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the exclusive UK premiere of MAMI WATA at the prestigious BFI Southbank NFT1. This extraordinary event will feature the esteemed director, C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi, and Oge Obasi in attendance, along with captivating fashion, music, and other immersive elements.

Mark your calendars for the following event schedule:

  • 1 pm to 2 pm: Immerse yourself in the glamour of the red carpet and enjoy captivating music.
  • 2 pm: Witness the highly anticipated premiere screening of MAMI WATA.
  • 4 pm: Engage in a thought-provoking Q&A session with the award-winning director, C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi.

Secure your exclusive tickets now and be part of this unforgettable cinematic experience.

The trailer can be viewed here, with a UK-wide showing following the premiere.