By Azuka Ogujiuba
Filmhouse Cinemas, on February 24, hosted a private screening of Baby Mamas, the first ever South African film to show in Nigeria. The film was premiered in Lagos on March 1, 2019 at all Filmhouse Cinemas’ locations at its Twin Waters branch in Oniru.
Directed by Stephanie Zwane, Baby Mamas takes a look at the daily lives of four young professional women, each in various phases of their own baby mama drama.
Although the different themes of the film are approached comically, each message conveyed is unfeigned, candid and thought-provoking. As the four women explore the many dynamics of being baby mamas, the audience is brought into the world of their witty charms and how they tackle the strained relationships with the men in their lives. With an ensemble female cast of Salamina Mosese, Thembisa Mdoda, Dineo Ranaka, and Kay Smith, the film highlights sisterhood, female empowerment, friendship, family, pain, healing, and love.