Journey to Self

Journey to Self is a 2012 Nigerian drama film written and produced by Ashionye Michelle Raccah and directed by Tope Oshin, starring Nse Ikpe Etim, Ashionye Michelle Raccah, Dakore Akande, Tosin Sido and Katherine Obiang. It received a nomination for the category Achievement In Soundtrack at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards.[1][2][3] The film tells a story of 5 childhood friends who converge at the home of one of them who just died, she leaves a series of letters that explains her struggles through life and eventually leading to their "self discovery".

Journey to Self
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Theatrical poster
Directed byTope Oshin
Produced byAshionye Michelle Raccah
Written byAshionye Michelle-Raccah
Starring
Music byTee-Y Mix
CinematographyAdekunle Adejuyigbe
Jebo Bature
Edited byAdekunle Adejuyigbe
Production
company
AlleyKat Media
Distributed bySilverbird Distribution
Release date
  • 21 November 2012 (2012-11-21) (Lagos premiere)
  • 10 May 2013 (2013-05-10) (Nigeria)
CountryNigeria
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

The film tells a story of 5 childhood friends that converge at the home of the deceased Uche reading a series of letters she left that explains her struggles through life and eventually leading to their self-discovery.

Rume (Katherine Obiang) is married to a man, whom she later discovered was a "crossdresser", she filed for divorce after several attempt to make him normal proved abortive. however he pleaded with her to stage infidelity as the reason for the divorce to avoid disgrace and societal outrage from family and friends for his eccentric lifestyle.

Uche (Tosin Sido) was married off by her dad as the 4th wife to a former business colleague as a remedy for an unpaid debt. As soon as it was revealed that she was barren, she began suffering an emotional breakdown caused by her much older husband and his jealous wives.

Regina (Ashionye Michelle Raccah) is a full housewife that is being assaulted by her husband, Their 2 kids were also affected by the domestic violence.

Nse (Nse Ikpe Etim) had a son when she was younger and her husband is yet to know about it.

Alex (Dakore Akande) is an entertainment celebrity that has been very unlucky with men taking advantage of her tenderheartedness.

CastEdit

ReceptionEdit

Journey to Self received mixed to positive reviews from critics with Nollywood Reinvented giving it a 54% rating. The reviewer described the film as not fitting into the typical Nollywood formula. "Just because it’s not what we’re used to doesn’t make it a bad movie. It had a point to convey, it sent that point home and it ended. Simple and short."[4] Sodas and Popcorn gave it 4 out of 5 rating and states "It has a strong message about self-discovery, being independent, standing up for yourself. The best part is the fact that the movie succeeds in communicating all these lessons effectively."[5] "I had an eighteen month old baby to raise and a husband who doesn't know whether he wants to be a mummy or a daddy" has been noted as being a memorable line from the movie.[6]

AwardsEdit

Award Category Recipient Result
Africa Movie Academy Awards Achievement in Soundtrack Tee Y Mix Nominated
Nollywood Movies Awards Best Movie Ashionye Michelle Raccah Nominated
Best Director Tope Oshin Ogun Nominated
Best Editing Adekunle "Nodash" Adejuyigbe Won
Best Sound Design Carl Raccah Nominated
Best Costume Design Yolanda Okereke Nominated
Best Makeup Toby Ejiro Jeje- Philip & Korede Olowoyo Nominated
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a supporting role Katherine Obiang Nominated
Best Child Actor (male) Dozie Onyiriuka Nominated
Movie with the Best Social Message Ashionye Michelle Raccah Won
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Sound Editing Carl Raccah Nominated
Best Actress in a Drama Nse Ikpe Etim Won
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Award[citation needed] Best Movie Ashionye Michelle Raccah Nominated
Best Director Tope Oshin- Ogun Nominated
Best Actress Nse Ikpe Etim Nominated

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BON Awards Nominees list". Stella Dimoko Korkus. September 26, 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Dele Onabowu (15 September 2013). "NMA 2013 Nominee list". Nollywood Uncut. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Journey to Self movie". TheNet Ng. October 22, 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Journey to self Nollywood Reinvented". Nollywood Reinvented. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Review of Journey to Self on Sodas and Popcorn". Sodas and Popcorn. November 18, 2013. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Movie Premiere: Journey to Self". 360nobs. November 24, 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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