Private Project

Below the Waist

A naive village girl vows to keep her virginity, but high cost of bride price will not allow her get married to the poor man she loves. She decides to elope and co-habit with her lover and a lot ensue.

  • Vining Ogu
    Akuoma, Not To Say I do, The Broken Banker, Namaste, Love Triangle
  • Lisar N.J. Kanu
  • Vining Ogu
  • Fabian Adibe, Lisar N.J. Kanu, Chidi Opara, Val Ugochukwu, Kelvin Ibiam
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Adazi Ala
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Nollywood
  • Completion Date:
    August 7, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
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Director Biography - Vining Ogu

Vining is a budding filmmaker, director, editor and cinematographer. His passion for entertainment is unmatched right from childhood days.
He has worked with renowned Nollywood filmmakers such as Obi Emelonye, Onyeka Nwelue and Azubuike Erinugha (just to mention a few), on their various film/documentary projects.

In 2011, he resigned from the Nigerian Banking Industry where he served for over five years to pursue his childhood passion (filmmaking). He is the founder and CEO of This Experience Entertainment Company and Ultra Creation Ltd

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Director Statement

Adazi Ala (Below the Waist) is a typical African story that have come of age.

In Africa, there are certain topics and issues that cannot be discussed freely and openly within the family circle. Such issues are regarded as taboo or sinful whenever they come up in our society in Igbo land. For example, issues that affect the African woman like virginity, high cost of bride price, sex education and chastity.

Adazi Ala (Below the Waist) tends to address these issues openly using a comic subtle language but with strong tone to hit the nail on the line.

As a filmmaker and director, I have always been looking forward to an opportunity to make a statement on some of these issues that affect the African women, especially in Igbo land. With Adazi, I believe we have succeeded in making families to think twice and discuss these afore-mentioned issues freely without fear or favour.

On the other hand, this movie helps to promote spoken Igbo language globally.