Citation is a 2020 Nigerian drama film directed by Kunle Afolayan, written by Tunde Babalola and starring Jimmy Jean-Louis, Temi Otedola, Bukunmi Oluwashina, and Gabriel Afolayan.[1][2]

Film poster
Directed byKunle Afolayan
Written byTunde Babalola
Golden Effects
Distributed byNetflix
Release dates
  • October 31, 2020 (2020-10-31) (Lagos)
  • November 6, 2020 (2020-11-06)
Running time
151 minutes
  • English
  • Wolof
  • French
  • Yoruba

Synopsis edit

The film is about a university student (Moremi Oluwa) who speaks out after a university professor attempts to rape her, and the reaction of the university institution to the claims. The film is broadly based on true events.

Cast edit

Reception edit

Citation Press Conference

According to the cast and crew, Citation rose to the sixth-most popular film on Netflix shortly after its release, and was most-watched on Netflix in Nigeria.[3]

Digital Spy's Nelson C.J. wrote that the subject matter of Citation was important to discuss, and treated with an "objective and sufficiently informed" perspective within the film. C.J. praised the cinematography, but found that the dialogue could have been improved and the main character given more depth.[4] Tambay Obenson of IndieWire praised the film as an "unflinching wakeup call that extends well beyond Nigeria's borders".[5] The movie won the best international film awards at the national film awards.[6]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Result Ref
2021 Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated [7]
Best Nigerian Film Nominated
Best Soundtrack Won
2022 The National film Awards Best international film Won [8][9][10][11]

References edit

  1. ^ "Citation review – a haunting Nigerian film on rape culture". Ready Steady Cut. 6 November 2020. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  2. ^ Augoye, Jayne (November 3, 2020). "Kunle Afolayan screens 'Citation' in Lagos". Premium Times. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  3. ^ Kenechukwu, Stephen (November 14, 2020). "'Citation' ranked sixth top Netflix movie globally". TheCable. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  4. ^ C.J., Nelson (November 12, 2020). "Netflix's latest movie Citation is more important than you realise". Digital Spy. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  5. ^ Obenson, Tambay (November 8, 2020). "'Citation' Review: A Compelling Examination of Sexual Assault on a Nigerian College Campus". IndieWire. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  6. ^ Report, Agency (2022-07-08). "Kunle Afolayan's Citation wins 'Best International Film' in UK award". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-07-29.
  7. ^ Banjo, Noah (2021-10-29). "FULL LIST: Ayinla, Omo Ghetto: The Saga bag multiple nominations at AMAA 2021". Punch Newspapers. Archived from the original on 2021-10-29. Retrieved 2021-10-30.
  8. ^ Report, Agency (2022-07-08). "Kunle Afolayan's Citation wins 'Best International Film' in UK award". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-07-29.
  9. ^ Online, Tribune (2022-07-23). "Nigerian movies are getting global recognition, Kunle Afolayan says as 'Citation' wins best international film award in UK". Tribune Online. Retrieved 2022-07-29.
  10. ^ Online, Tribune (2022-07-06). "Kunle Afolayan's Netflix movie 'Citation' wins 'Best International Film' award". Tribune Online. Retrieved 2022-07-29.
  11. ^ Alake, Olumide (July 10, 2022). "Well deserving: Fans hail Kunle as Citation ft. Temi bags international award". - Nigeria news. Retrieved July 29, 2022.

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