“Omo Wa”, a short play by Marcy Dolapo Oni, played host to guests: Mo Abudu, Biola Alabi, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Bez Idakula, Daniel Etim-Effiong, Waje, Chigul, Osas Ighodaro, Ozinna Anumudu and more at the private screening!
Media Girl Marcy Dolapo Oni hosted the private screening of her new latest project short film, titled Omo Wa on Sunday 16th of February 2020 at Filmhouse Twinwaters.
The short film shows the struggles of an expectant woman who tries to work hard to figure out why her husband is not on the same page as her as they both embark on a new phase in their lives.
Directed by Seyi Babatope, the young couple is played by Baaj Adebule (who plays Folarin) and Marcy Dolapo Oni (who plays Salewa), living in Lagos.
Dolapo said “ I’m calling this year, the year of the mother because it seems my entire projects are centered around motherhood. I’m talking about what I know and what I’m currently experiencing. That’s why I produced a short film about pregnancy and motherhood and the fact that it is what women are going through, and it can be tough – you have two people who are about to parents, it can be exciting but at the same time the couple may be processing things in completely different ways – it is something I wanted to highlight.”
The short film, which is only 15 mins long, impactful and was met with rave reviews, was quickly followed by a panel session which was moderated by Toyosi Etim- Effiong. Joining her were Marcy Dolapo Oni, Tito Bez-Idakula, Oscar Oyinsan, Anita Okoye, and Noble Igwe who spoke through the issues depicted in the film and on how creating a healthy family is part of a growth process.
In attendance were Dolapo’s husband, Prince Adegbite Sijuwade, Mo Abudu, Biola Alabi, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Bez Idakula, Baaj Adebule, Daniel Etim-Effiong, Waje, Chigul, Osas Ighodaro, Ozinna Anumudu, Emmanuel Ikubese, Anita Adeoye, and many more guests.
Synopsis of Omo wa
The pregnancy journey is a profound one. Many women find greater purpose in their lives by becoming mothers although it is not always the case. But it is no less a profound journey for a man. We see Folarin and Salewa, a young couple living in Lagos, as they maneuver their way through their relationship. They are about to embark on a new phase of their lives. Parenthood. While all seems well and straight forward, cracks soon begin to show as it becomes clear they are not on the same page. While becoming a parent, in theory, sounds wonderful the reality of it becomes all too daunting for Folarin.
See all the photos from her TW Magazine Cover and the premiere below!
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TW Magazine was a Media Partner with “Omo Wa” the movie