Elder’s Corner

Nigeria/USA 2020 · Director & Screenplay & Cinematography: Siji Awoyinka · engl.OmU · 93 minutes

From the colorful, celebratory sounds of juju to politicized Afrobeat, Nigerian musicians have led some of Africa’s best-known musical movements.

For over a decade, musician and producer Siji Awoyinka tracked down and recorded the stories of Nigeria’s long-forgotten music pioneers. Through interviews and intimate studio sessions, filmmakers and musicians trace the collective journeys that mirror those of the nation through its triumphs and upheavals. The film is a journey of return and discovery, an epic story of survival where music connects the past to the present.

Ebenezer Obey

In the presence of the German-Nigerian musician, music producer and activist Adé Bantu (Brothers Keepers).