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Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by lalasticlala(m): 9:37am On Feb 09
Desmond Ovbiagele’s ‘The Milkmaid’ has been selected by The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee as Nigeria’s submission to the International Feature Film category of the 2021 Oscars!!

Written and directed by Ovbiagele, ‘The Milkmaid’ is a Hausa language-based thriller on insurgency, especially as it affects women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Inspired by the image on Nigeria’s 10 Naira note, it tells the story of a Fulani milkmaid who confronts extremists in a rural African community, in a quest to locate her missing sister, and how efforts to recapture her disrupted past prove complicated.

Shot on location in Taraba State, North-East Nigeria, it stars popular northern Nigerian actress, Maryam Booth, alongside Ibrahim Jammal, Anthonieta Kalunta, and Gambo Usman Kona. It was also nominated for the 2020 Africa Movie Academy Awards, earning eight nominations.

Congratulations to Desmond Ovbiagele, we hope you bring the award home next year!

The 93rd edition of the Academy Awards is scheduled to hold on April 25, 2021.

Watch the trailer below:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy6zTDiHLhY

https://acceleratetv.com/the-milkmaid-is-nigerias-official-submission-for-the-2021-oscars/

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Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by padi94(m): 9:38am On Feb 09
I don't watch Nigeria movies again
From the trailer it seems like an interesting film
I will watch this one, I think it has a message behind it

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Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by DenreleDave(m): 9:40am On Feb 09
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Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by beehivedata(m): 9:43am On Feb 09
Nice

Nollywood is undoubtedly improving and gaining global recognition.

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Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by oluwasegun007(m): 9:44am On Feb 09
We never watch am, but them don begin nominate am...

Abi na me no dey informed about latest movie gist again.


I'm sure every comment on the first page would confirm ppl never see the movie

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Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by tgmservice: 9:44am On Feb 09
Is it Amina the Milkmaid?
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by IWillRiseAgain(f): 9:44am On Feb 09
Looks interesting. Though the story is similar to one mount zion film I watched not too long ago, can't remember the name now.
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by gaius01(m): 9:44am On Feb 09
Arrrrrrrh

I hope it won't be like Genevieve's Lion Heart? I pray they scale through !!!

To clear doubt, I hardly watch Nigeria movies I don't know why?
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by ForeThinker: 9:44am On Feb 09
Naxxo
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by Brunicekid(m): 9:45am On Feb 09
Let's hope this get accepted... I PRAY SO!

Remember what happened to Lionheart?
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by DoubleEngine007: 9:45am On Feb 09
Okay
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by Seniorwriter(m): 9:45am On Feb 09
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Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by seunmsg(m): 9:45am On Feb 09
I wish the producer the best of luck. It will be a big boost to Nollywood and Nigeria if the film wins the Oscar award in the international feature category.
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by Neddstark: 9:47am On Feb 09
Brunicekid:
Let's hope this get accepted... I PRAY SO!

Remember what happened to Lionheart?

Lionheart should have been submitted to the best picture category. Rather they submitted for best International Film category, which had rules that a foreign language must be spoken in 75% of the conversations. That is why it was rejected.

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Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by adesegun121(m): 9:47am On Feb 09
Ok
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by Ogurube: 9:48am On Feb 09
Good one!
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by Sleekmilan01(m): 9:48am On Feb 09
Very interesting movie

You need to see how shekau was captured there

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Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by RedChiefPriest: 9:48am On Feb 09
Good one
This will be great
I pray it all go as planned


We never watch am
But we will still give milkmaid our salute
Oscar no be small thing
Oya take am

Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by Neddstark: 9:49am On Feb 09
Beverlyjean:
A film i have never heard about...but of course , its hausa ...it must connect...using Southern resources to get what they want...remove south and north will b no different from chad or Niger Republic

You must be very unintelligent. The film was produced by a Southerner telling a story about a northern tradition. But here you are making stupid tribalistic statements to suit your hate against northerners. Know one thing, the hate you breed against others will ruin you.

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Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by Hndrrxxx(m): 9:49am On Feb 09
Rr
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by Or11: 9:50am On Feb 09
Lol this will never get nominated. What kind of explosion was that?
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:50am On Feb 09
gaius01:
Arrrrrrrh
I hope it won't be like Genevieve's Lion Heart? I pray they scale through !!!
To clear doubt, I hardly watch Nigeria movies I don't know why?
Unfortunately, LIONHEART was disqualified for language reasons.
But a good movie it was!

gaius01:

Yeah that's true though.
Yeah.


Shot on location in Taraba State, North-East Nigeria, it stars popular northern Nigerian actress, Maryam Booth, alongside Ibrahim Jammal, Anthonieta Kalunta, and Gambo Usman Kona. It was also nominated for the 2020 Africa Movie Academy Awards, earning eight nominations.
Our Darling Country to the world.
NIGERIA to the world.
Let us bring home the OSCARS guys.

Unlike Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart which unfortunately the Academy disqualified from the international feature film category last year for having English as the main language of the script,.
The Milkmaid fulfils the requirement for a predominantly non-English dialogue track. It conveys authenticity with Hausa, Fulfulde and Arabic, three languages hermetically spoken throughout the film.

The film follows the story of two sisters, Aisha (Anthonieta Kalunta) and Zainab (Maryam Booth), who get separated when insurgents attack their village. Aisha is determined to rescue Zainab from her captors and traces her whereabouts to an enemy camp, where she is enslaved and treated inhumanely
.


Can the Milkmaid win Nigeria’s first Oscar?
Yes is the answer!!

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by tstx(m): 9:50am On Feb 09
Cool
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by DirtyGold: 9:50am On Feb 09
Fulani herdsmen to the world. grin grin

Good luck to them.

What's tha business?
Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by datola: 9:51am On Feb 09
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Re: Nigeria Submits ‘The Milkmaid’ For Oscars 2021 Nomination by TalkTalkTwins(m): 9:51am On Feb 09
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