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Charismatic multi-hyphenate Tony Okungbowa stars as Alex alongside Mamie Gummer’s Sophie. He also served as the film’s music supervisor, a producer, and was the catalyst behind the film’s story, which was formed around real events from his life in Echo Park. We caught up with Okungbowa over Skype to discuss the film, his ever-growing list of job titles, and what African visibility on screen means to him.
In the third installment of Okayafrica’s new Cinema Africa series, Neyat Yohannes sits down with Miguel Llansó, the director of the Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi feature, ‘Crumbs.’ Be sure to also check out our premiere of an exclusive clip from the film.
The following is a list of some of the most thought-provoking, hilarious and genuinely entertaining web series developed by multihyphenate African artists.
In the first installment of Okayafrica’s new Cinema Africa series, Neyat Yohannes sits down with ‘Lamb’ director Yared Zeleke, whose debut feature became Ethiopia’s first-ever Official Selection at Cannes.
Maya Wegerif is a South African poet who lives in Dakar.
In the following pages, Okayafrica staff and contributors weigh in on the 15 feature-length films and documentaries that stood out most this year.
'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Naija Edition' is Nigerian-American independent filmmaker Fum Fum Ko’s diaspora-spun take on the classic film starring Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, and Sidney Poitier.