South Africa meets West Africa as internationally acclaimed film ‘Baby Mamas’ comes to Nigeria. The movie, ‘Baby Mamas’ premiered at the Toronto Black Film Festival, and its African premiere was at the Durban international film festival. It has also been screened at the New York African Film Festival earlier this year. It will be screened at the Lights Camera Africa film festival in Lagos tomorrow, Sunday 30th September at the MUSON Centre.
The film is a comedy drama revolving around the daily lives, loves and drama of four professional women who are all in different stages of motherhood. As two of them struggle with the challenges that face single mothers, another finds out she’s pregnant, and the other grapples with the fallout of an abusive relationship. Written and directed by Stephina Zwane and produced by Salamina Mosese, the film boasts a star studded cast.
Commenting on the movie – producer Stephina Zwane said “our generation is fortunate to have the privilege of being able to tell our story ourselves, so the first thing I’m going to do is always to tell the other side of our unique African story.” “It’s also important to show women who are smart, beautiful, funny, sassy, and that stand by each other,” Zwane added. “These are the women that we know and that we want to see more of on our film screens and on Television.”
Baby Mamas will be screened at the Lights Camera Africa Film Festival on September 30th at 7:15PM at the Muson Centre Lagos.
Sorele Media is a production company, founded by two young black females, Stephina Zwane and Salamina Mosese, with vast Television and Production experience. As producers these two are not afraid to push the bar and think outside of the box. As young black women, they are able to bring to the fore topics in their films, that are relevant to society, in a fun and unique way, and in this way, they are have developed into storytellers who are bringing to the fore stories that are both entertaining, thought provoking and compelling. Their first foray into film saw the pair produce their first feature film, titled ‘Love and Kwaito’. Written and Directed by Stephina Zwane, the project was first screened at the Nasrec Youth Expo (9- 17 June 2016), and was later one of the official selections for two local film festivals, namely the Johannesburg film festival and the Mzansi Women’s Film Festival. In 2017, Mzansi Magic licensed the film, in a Three-year licensing agreement.