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5 Reasons You Should See 'Up North' by @Anaklefilms

The British Council of Nigeria had a private screening of 'Up North' on the 14th of December at it's office space.


Up North features Ibrahim Sulaiman, Banky W, Rahama Sadau, Adesua Etomi, Kanayo O Kanayo, Michelle Dede; Big Brother star, Tokunbo Idowu (T-Boss), the Bauchi state governor and other known Nollywood faces.


Shot in Bauchi and Lagos, Up North explores love, friendship, and family politics. A young man goes up-north against the wishes of his father to discover himself amidst religious and cultural stifles.
 
Here are 5 reasons you should see 'Up North' 

1) Girl Child Advocacy
Up North does a great job in addressing issues that affect the girl child in Nigeria and the world at large. The movie brings to the fore freedom of the girl child to pursue her dreams without limitations.

2) We can live in a Nigeria free of cultural/religious sentiments

Up North breaks cultural/religious barriers. Bassey (Banky W) from Akwa Ibom state, falls in love with a lady (Rahama Sadau) from Bauchi, regardless of their cultural differences. There are concerns from Bassey's family, but it isn't about the lady's cultural/religious background, rather it is about her economic status. Nonetheless, they both end up together as Bassey moves from the comfort of his father's home in Lagos, to settle Up North with his found love.

3) There's a lot more to experience Up North
The North has most times been portrayed as a death zone, only known for bomb blasts, religious war and mass  murder. Up North shows the world a North that's rich in culture, education and beautiful places. Bauchi is experienced through the lens of Up North in a different perceptive and could just be perfect for your next vacation.

4) The NYSC scheme can offer more
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme established in 1973 by the administration of former head of state General Yakubu Gowon was aimed to bring Nigerian youths together; posted from one part of the country to the other and given the opportunities to offer voluntary and selfless services. Up North showcased the ideal NYSC scheme.
Through the NYSC scheme, Bassey (Banky W), who was posted to Bauchi to serve his fatherland, was able to discover himself. He learned how to live with people irrespective of this culture or background. He found love and helped young girls achieve their dreams.

5) A lot can be achieved with determination
A determined Bassey (Banky W) went against his father's wishes to serve in Bauchi state. He put his family inheritance on the line to fuel the dream of school girls who had been banned from participating in a track competition. Bassey's actions paid off, as he, alongside his friends - Ibrahim Suleiman & Rahama Sadau - and the help of Zainab's (Adesua Etomi-Wellington) father, revoked the school's decision. The girls went on to finish first at the track competition.

'Up North’, is produced by Anakle Films, a subsidiary of Anakle digital agency co-founded by Editi Effiong. And directed by a multi-award winning filmmaker, Tope Oshin.

Get 1 of 5 free tickets to see the movie when it hit cinemas across the country on December 28th. Follow @infobuddie & @Chinatolagos on Instagram.

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