At the heart of the film "Amina" is a woman convinced that all relationships with men lead to heartache and pain because of a series of unfortunate events that stem from an unexpected pregnancy at 16. The character suffers a mental breakdown and is eventually placed into an in-patient program. As the character works through various tragedies that happened in her life, the many demons in Amina's life come back to haunt her. In the end, Amina must come to grips with her past to move forward.
Behind the Scenes
The majority of the filming for "Amina" took place at London's St Ann Hospital. In preparation for the role, Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde studied various patients to refine her character.
The movie "Amina" is directed by Christian Ashaiku, a London-based Nigerian director, best known for his first feature film "Disoriented Generation." Ashaiku is CEO of the film production company African Film Tour, AFT, which was started in 2000. The director aims to portray real life situations in a gritty no nonsense way in his films, thus he is no stranger to directing films like "Amina." His films are often fast paced and do not shy from violence and nudity. One of the rising stars of the Nigerian film scene, Ashaiku has clinched a reputation for himself in the industry as being meticulous and hardworking.
The lead character in "Amina" is played by Nigerian veteran actress Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde. Regaled in "Nollywood," the actress has starred in other Nigerian featured films, such as "Ijé - The Journey" and "Mind Game." Opposite the main character "Amina" is Ghanaian heart throb, Van Vicker, who plays a family member that turned his back on Amina and is unsupportive of her past. The part of the psychologist is played by British-actor Vincent Reagan, best known for his supporting roles in the movies "300" and "Troy."
Amina Nollywood Movie Trailer
Recommended: Omotola Nominated At The AMAA 2012 Awards For Best Actress In A Supporting Role. See the list of nominees here: List of African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2012 Nominees