This is preview to a documentary film I am currently in the studio editing.
Langa Langa Village/Catching A Moving Train.
Some of the resources used in building the Nigerian Railways track network including stones from a quarry in the village and labor, were those of the Eggon people of Langa Langa Village, yet they have never experienced electricity or running water.
Rather the men, women and children of the village are subjected to catching moving trains like hobos when the train station closed decades ago. The passing train slows down to a crawl so passengers can hop onto a rail system they helped build.
Recently on a flight from London to Abuja I ran into Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and spoke to him briefly about the Langa Langa Train Station situation. I promised him first screening of the documentary film once I finish editing. – @OgbeniAyotunde
This is 10 minutes of a new documentary am still editing, The New African Slave. Codeine is sold over the counter (OTC) in Nigeria for about $1.50 for a 12oz bottle. There is a codeine addiction epidemic in Nigeria affecting the youth and women including married women.
There is extreme poverty in Nigeria, where the few rich infect the poor with the devil’s english.
Soundtrack by Shabaka Sounds
Hand Fishing in Usuma Lake, Ushafa Village, Abuja, Nigeria.
16yr old Abayomi is your average Nigerian teenager and the face of millions of teenagers from poor homes. Today Abayomi is working at a construction site as a day laborer for $3. At 16 he is already a skilled mason, carpenter and electrician.
Based on living in extreme poverty you might expect Abayomi and his friends to be roaming the streets high on codeine, robbing and stealing, or an easy recruit for a terrorist group, on the contrary, Abayomi and his friends Taiwo and Kehinde are working hard everyday and going to school.
The other day I asked Abayomi why he had so much positive energy. He told me it was natural to him cause his father is the same way. He said he wouldn’t take drugs cause it would alter the natural highness he was gifted with.
Pilot episode of “Living Wild with John Amos”, a documentary series that shares the experience of living wild in Nigeria with John Amos, a great outdoorsman, Photojournalist and Cameraman at Juju Films. He was born and raised in Langa Langa Village, Nasarawa State, Nigeria, where he gained his knowledge of plants, roots and wildlife.
Every tribe in Africa have a war dance. Muhammad Ali showed the world his tribal war dance of floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee. So why do Africans see fighting and dancing as a spiritual art form?
Village dog nursing her puppies in Langa Langa Village, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. #JujuFilms
Ushafa Village Goat Meat Butcher, Ushafa Village, Abuja, Nigeria #JujuFilms
Ibreeggon Masquerades appear only on rare occasions to celebrate the funeral of a VIP of the village.
Market Day @ Dutse Market, Dutse, Abuja, Nigeria. #JujuFilms
Women Pounding Yams (Iyan) in Olorun Wa Restaurant Oke Omiru, Ilesa, Osun, Nigeria. #JujuFilms