If there’s one filmmaker who has been telling our stories effortlessly for decades, it would definitely be one of Nollywood’s best, Tunde Kelani.
In a career spanning more than four decades, he is known for his love of adaptation of literary materials. Most of his works, including Ko se Gbe, Oleku, Thunder Bolt, The Narrow Path, White Handkerchief, Maami and Dazzling Mirage, have followed that style of filmmaking.
As an ode to Tunde Kelani, fondly referred to as TK, who turned 70 in Febuary, we will be showcasing his movies all month long, in what we call the “Tunde Kelani Special“.
Today, we bring you Maami which was produced by Tunde Kelani for Mainframe Productions. Starring Funke Akindele Bello, Wole Ojo, Tamilore Kuboye and more.
Single parent, Maami, and her young son are desperately poor. Gifted with a living heart, enterprising spirit and brave soul, she is the centre of her son’s world, until he longs for the father he has never known – a man with a terrible secret.