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Femi Odugbemi’s ‘Gidi Blues’ and Lupita’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ to feature at the Urban World Film Festival

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  • ‘Gidi Blues’ features a stellar cast made up of Bukky Wright, Gideon Okeke, Tina Mba, Hauwa Allahbura, Lepacious Bose, and a cameo appearance by Banky W.

Femi Odugbemi and Lupita N'yongo
Femi Odugbemi and Lupita N’yongo

Nollywood feature film, Gidi Blues, produced and directed by Femi Odugbemi, has been selected to show at various international film festivals across Europe, America and Africa.

The feature film will share the same stage with Queen of Katwe, the Disney film directed by Mira Nair and starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, at the Urban World Film Festival in New York on September 24, 2016.

NET Films:Gidi Blues

Gidi Blues features a stellar cast made up of Bukky Wright, Gideon Okeke, Tina Mba, Hauwa Allahbura, Lepacious Bose, and a cameo appearance by Banky W.

A very happy Femi Odugbemi says, ‘For me, it’s another great opportunity to showcase our film industry to the world on platforms that seek to tell our stories in documentary and feature films in the best international best practices and quality’.

Below is a list of other film festivals where Gidi Blues will be showcased:

  • 6th Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival, Lagos on October 1
  • 18th Zimbabwe International Film Festivals, Harare from October 1-8
  • Goethe Institute Film Week in Addis Ababa from October 17-21
  • Film Africa Festival, the Royal African Society’s annual London film festival, UK from October 28 – November 6

Watch the trailer below.

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