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The seaside village of Iyi maintains spiritual harmony with the West African mermaid goddess MAMI WATA. But one day, the healing powers of Mama Efe, the mediator between the villagers and the goddess, failed to save the life of a child. Could modern medicine have saved the child? Jabi, a resident of the region, then questions the existing matriarchal spiritual order. The balance of this small island is threatened. The daughter and foster child of Mama Efe, Zinwe and Prisca, fight to preserve the traditional beliefs. In this feature film, director C.J. "Fiery" Obasi halts time, staging a modern black-and-white fable.


With leading actor Emeka Amakeze in attendance. 

In cooperation with ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln

MAMI WATA Direction: C.J. „Fiery“ Obasi, DCP, OmeU, 107 min


Emeka Amakeze

Emeka Amakeze began his acting career in the Nollywood film industry in 2001. He then became popular when he starred in a popular Nollywood film entitled "Royal Package" in 2004. Emeka has also been nominated for several awards, including Best Supporting Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. To this day, he has appeared in over 150 films and is also a renowned screenwriter and producer. At the Cologne African Film Festival, he will present the film MAMI WATA, in which he was part of the main cast.