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Nigerian films that screened at TIFF

Updated 6:15 AM ET, Thu September 15, 2016
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Real-life headlines are played out in this thriller as courageous health-care workers in Lagos battle the Ebola outbreak of 2014. Akintola plays the part of the late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, who put her life on the line to detain an infected man. Courtesy TIFF
A lavish wedding nearly turns into a nightmare after the arrival of uninvited guests in this film produced by Mo Abudu, the CEO of Ebony Life. Courtesy TIFF
Izu Ojukwu sets his film at the time of the attempted 1976 military coup against the government of General Murtala Mohammed, and places a love story there. Army officer Captain Joseph Dewa and his wife, Suzy are torn apart when Dewa is set up and arrested. Courtesy TIFF
This courtroom drama stars two of this year's TIFF Rising Stars, OC Ukeje and Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama. Ukeje plays a young tech entrepreneur who has an affair with a colleague, they end up in a bitter arbitration battle with a rape accusation. Courtesy TIFF
A group of students have a few months to kill before University starts, instead of lazing around, they use the time to create paintings and films together. What they lack in experience they make up for in passion and consistency, and the results are hilarious. Courtesy TIFF
Duke is an intelligent and enterprising undergraduate student. who tries to provide for his sick mother and ex-con brother. He starts stealing cars in a desperate attempt to make some money with his best friend and crush and before long they realize they are in way over their heads. Courtesy TIFF
Okafor's Law states that "once friends get benefits, those benefits last for life." Ladies' man Terminator puts the law to the test in the film with some women from his wild past. Courtesy TIFF
Small-town mechanic Adigun (Jacobs) moves to Lagos and inherits his father's taxi. He soon becomes a chauffeur to the mob and a sex worker's personal driver in this racy crime comedy. Courtesy TIFF