As a young Nigerian I grew tired of the negative, inaccurate, and biased portrayals Western media showed of Nigeria and Africa as a whole. The media would have people believe we are an uneducated, uncivilized, undeveloped nation. We can sit around and complain about the unfair portrayal, but if we do nothing to incite change we will never be better. Chinua Achebe said, “If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own”. This is what we have set out to do. In this documentary we hear from 15 Nigerian immigrants about their journey, and how they came to settle in the United States. We discuss life experiences, first impressions of the US, politics, family, religion, relationships, and hope for the future of Nigeria.
We chose Nigerians from a wide variety of backgrounds and with many different experiences of emigrating to the United States, from first and second generation immigrants, to those who have little to no connection to the community and culture their parent(s) were a part of back home.
Rev. Dr. Femi Adebo
Professor of Theology at University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Publisher/CEO at Trendy Magazine, founder of Trendy Africa Magazine, TAMMAE, LGE, S.A.D, TEA, REEL, V2 and DIF.
Founder & personal style mentor at StyleYourStar.
Dr. Yaz Ibekwe
Founder of Townkrier DFW.
Cynthia (Isoh) Jon-Ubabuco
Wife, mother & corporate attorney.
Son, brother, husband, father, Captain, United States Air Force.
Medical professional and founder of Nkiruka Group PR & Nkiruka Entertainment.
Founder, marketing & PR consultant at JenGerbread Marketing.
Managing Editor of the Thurgood Marshall Law Review and songwriter & musician.
From the beginning this was planned as a two-part film project. The next leg of this journey will take us back to Nigeria to capture the beauty and prominence of the country in a way that is seldom done. We are planning on taking a 5 member crew across Nigeria in 15 days.
For press interviews, sponsorship, to set up a private or public screening, or for additional info fill out the form below or email Adetiba@gmail.com