Ebony Life Films has taken a new route with its latest film, Òlòtūré . The film, directed by Kenneth Gyang and produced by Mo Abudu takes on the topic of human trafficking, a topic that is quite neglected in Nigerian films.
Set in Lagos, Òlòtūré is the story of a young, naïve Nigerian journalist who goes undercover to expose the shady underworld of human trafficking. Unused to this brutal environment, crawling with ruthless traders and pimps, Òlòtūré finds warmth and friendship with Blessing, Linda and Beauty, the prostitutes she lives with. However, she gets drawn into their lifestyle and finds it difficult to cope. In her quest to uncover the truth, this rookie reporter pays the ultimate price – one that takes her to the verge of no return.
A screening for the film held last week Monday, the 24th June at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Los Angeles headquarters. Guests included Hollywood influencers, writers, producers, agents and EbonyLife Films Executive Producer, Mo Abudu. A bold step in a new direction for Nollywood, Òlòtūré tackles the serious issue of human trafficking through a distinctive ‘art nouveau’ lens.
Watch the trailer: