by Wilfred Okiche
The irrepressible Funke Akindele is back, this time in Tunde Kelani’s new feature film ‘Maami’. She plays the title role of a poor but hardworking single mother struggling to raise her only son against all odds. She is the centre of his world until he begins to yearn for the father he has never known.
The film is set over a 2-day period and the events lead to the 2010 FIFA World Cup as her son Kashimawo becomes a national hero.
The screenplay was adapted by Tunde Babalola from Femi Osofisan’s novel of the same title and co-stars Amstel Malta Box-Office season 4 winner Wole Ojo and former beauty queen (QueenAfrik) Tamilore Kuboye with a special guest appearance by soul diva Yinka Davies.
Maami hits cinemas February 2012.
Watch the trailer here: