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4 Dec
“This is Cinema that wears its influences on its sleeves. Eyimofe is that rare thing.” When the New Yorker spoke about this new flick from the fraternal duo, Chuko and Arie Esiri, it was evident that the film was something beyond just entertaining.
10 Aug 2021
"This is Wisdom,” the titular character says in “Eyimofe,” the début feature co-directed by the Nigerian brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri. Mofe, as he is known, is an electrician at a printing press. He is introducing a new apprentice, whose name is Wisdom, to his co-workers. But “this is Wisdom”—he says it twice—resonates. It serves…
10 Aug 2021
* Continues Impressive Run In The USA Nigerian feature film Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) has emerged Best Feature Narrative at this year’s BlackStar Film Festival, the world’s premier celebration of Black, Brown, and Indigenous film and video artists. Presented this year with lead sponsor Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, the…
20 Jul 2021
Ahead of the first screening of Nigerian film, EYIMOFE (This Is My Desire) on Friday, July 23, at the Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, New York, United States, Africa Center’s CEO Uzodinma Iweala recently had an Instagram Live chat with co-directors of the award-winning film Arie and Chuko Esiri. Organised in partnership with Janus…
27 May 2021
Film makes history as first Nigerian film on Criterion Collection Just as the film concluded its cinematic release in Nigeria, Janus Films has announced the acquisition of the Nigerian feature film EYIMOFE (This Is My Desire) for the North American market. Based on the agreement, which was sealed recently in the United States, the film…
4 Apr 2021
In many ways than one, the crowd that thronged the old Oshodi, years before the megacity renovations that changed the landscape of the country's most populous city, encapsulates the life of the average Nigerian. Sucked into their own realities and lured by their aspirations, they trudge along, indifferent to the bumps and the commotion yet…
12 Mar 2021
The first trailer for the much-awaited Film, Eyimofe(This Is My Desire) has been released. The indie movie, produced by GDN Studios, is set to premiere in Nigeria soon. The film has been shown in different film festivals around the world and has won different awards. "A real revelation of this year’s Berlinale," American digital news…
20 Jan 2021
It is now confirmed that Nigerian feature film Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) will screen at this year’s Black Movie International Film Festival in Geneva. This is coming after the earlier selection of the film in the World Panorama section of the 51st edition of India’s biggest festival....
9 Dec 2020
Barely a week after it won Torino International Film Festival's Achille Valdata Award in Italy, Nigerian feature film, Eyimofe (This is My Desire) has again been selected for the 42nd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which opened on December 2 and ends on December 10, in Cairo, Egypt. The film, which had…
1 Dec 2020
Nigerian feature film, Eyimofe (This is My Desire) has won the Achilles Valdosta Award at the just concluded Torino International Film Festival in Italy.
26 Nov 2020
After a successful outing at the 35th Belfort Film Festival in France where it won the Distribution Support Award, Nigerian feature film Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) has been selected for this year’s
24 Nov 2020
Nigerian feature film, Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) has won the Distribution Support Award at the 35th Belfort Film Festival in France. The award is coming few days after the film was selected for this year’s Torino Film Festival (TFF) in Italy.

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