Yesterday, my colleague and I went to the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas to see the documentary by an 11year old Nigerian girl living in the Diaspora; Zuriel Oduwole.
The documentary which is titled, A Promising Africa, highlights interviews of the president, a designer- Lisa Folawiyo, an Olympic medalist- Blessing Okagbare, the CEO of Heritage Bank and the founder of Green Springs.
As much as I wasn’t particularly impressed with the background music not being Nigerian since most of the highlights were Nigerian inclined, Zuriel did a good job directing and producing documentary even with the script writing.
Her parents are proud of her but I guess her dad more. Having to quit his job for a non profit passion of his daughter. Now, that is a really proud dad.
The documentary has shown in London and Nigeria and I am thinking more kids need to see the documentary and be inspired to break boundaries. However, would you let your 11 year old live Zuriel’s life?
|Some students after the documentary|
|Zuriel’sdad addressing the students|
|The students sending a message to Zuriel|
|Oma, Zuriel’s dad and Binta.|