Singers turned film makers, Omawumi and Waje, have come together with other celebrities with the aim of spreading awareness about malaria and the plight of less privileged children in Nigeria with a short film, titled ‘Anave’.
‘Anave’ was written and directed by Nicolette Ndigwe, who said the movie campaign would raise a voice for the plight of the underprivileged Nigerian child and mother; 3,000 of whom die daily from preventable diseases and about the need to cooperate in the fight against malaria mortality, the creation of basic health care, as well as housing and education opportunities for the underprivileged Nigerian.
“Anave tells the story of an eight-year-old boy whose mother dies from malaria complications at childbirth, leaving him at the mercy of an orphanage. He ends up on the street in a quest for an education where he faces the struggles of the vulnerable poor and homeless,” Ndigwe said.
According to reports, the movie is to be screened to large audiences across Nigeria including educational institutions, as part of a plan to sensitise the public about the plight of the underprivileged Nigerian.
The flick is sponsored by Sterling Bank and the Malaria, Child, Maternal Mortality Eradication (MACMME) project. Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank, Abubakar Suleiman and Former Minister of Information and Communications, Frank Nweke Jnr., are reportedly serving as Co-Executive Producers.
Watch the trailer below