The movie which was produced and directed by London-based Philippa Abraham, was first premiered in the United Kingdom in August, 2015 to a sold out crowd in all of its six showings at the Odeon Cinemas.
‘Basira in London’ is a comedy-drama that tells the story of an African woman (Eniola Badmus) who relocates to London with great expectations. She is struck by the culture clash and her efforts in trying to fit in makes the movie hilarious.
Other actors that starred in the movie include Jason Adedeji-Abraham, Destinee Anthony, Tolu Yesufu, and Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade. “It’s been a long time coming,” Abraham said, concerning the Nigerian premiere of ‘Basira in London’.
“This movie was first premiered in 2015 at the Odeon Cinemas, UK and since then the Nigerian audience have been waiting. I am so excited that finally, everyone in Nigeria will also get to see the beautiful film.”
Since ‘Basira in London’ premiered in the UK, the movie has won several awards including the Best Producer, African Film Awards UK, Best Movie, BEEFTA UK Awards, Best Actress, BEEFTA UK Awards and Best Producer, BEEFTA UK Awards.
Abraham began her creative journey in 2008 after bagging her BA (Hons) in Digital Film Making from Middlesex University, and garnered experience in making short films, documentaries, music videos and feature films. Currently, she’s in pre-production for her next feature film.