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Nollywood’s Sope Aluko Debuts ‘Chidera’ at Prestigious AFRIFF



Nollywood's Sope Aluko Debuts 'Chidera' at Prestigious AFRIFF

Renowned ‘Black Panther’ actress and filmmaker, Sope Aluko, is set to make her mark at the esteemed Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) with the premiere of her latest work, ‘Chidera’.


‘Chidera’, a captivating short film, delves into themes of identity, heritage, and self-discovery within the context of a contemporary Nigerian-American immigrant community.


The narrative follows the journey of a high school teenager, Chidera, who grapples with the intricate layers of her cultural roots and the weight of expectations from her family and community. As Chidera embarks on a profound personal quest for self-acceptance, the short film promises a visually stunning cinematic experience, rich in emotions and storytelling.


Expressing her excitement about the film’s selection for the prestigious festival, Sope Aluko, a Nigerian-born, British-American actress, and emerging filmmaker, stated, “Chidera is a project that holds a special place in my heart. Using film to shed light on vital social issues and empower our youth is crucial. This short film encapsulates the message of resilience, self-love, and embracing one’s identity, and I am eager to share it with the world at AFRIFF.”


‘Chidera’ is produced under the banner of Aluko’s production company, “SopeBox Productions”. Before its AFRIFF debut, the short film made its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), a significant Oscar-qualifying Film Festival, in June 2023.


Sope Aluko, best known for her roles in Marvel’s groundbreaking ‘Black Panther’ (2018), which she reprised in ‘Wakanda Forever’ (2022), has consistently dazzled audiences with her talent. ‘Chidera’ is a testament to her commitment to storytelling and shedding light on issues close to her heart.


Don’t miss the opportunity to witness ‘Chidera’ at AFRIFF, where it promises to leave a lasting impact on audiences.

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