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Aunty Bisi

Present day, Oyinka is her room listening to music and getting on with a few designs she has due soon. As she gets into the rhythm of the hip hop beats blasting through her earphones, she begins dancing freely across her room.

Oyinka’s mother (Iya Oyinka) is knocking on her door, but no answer, so she enters her room with irritation. A distracted Oyinka still unaware, dancing aimlessly becomes startled by the sudden appearance of her mother. Her mother delivers the dreadful news of her worst aunty (Aunty Bisi) who has come to visit them both.

Oyinka knowing the annoying presence her aunty brings, she tries to brace herself for the conversation waiting ahead. As she finally makes her appearance, a test of ‘how well can she bite her tongue’ is consistently played off by Aunty Bisi, but can Oyinka hold her cool? or like everyone, does she have a breaking point?

  • Temi Yussuf
    House Party UK, On-Duty,
  • Temi Yussuf
  • Elizabeth Rufai
  • Project Type:
    Short Script, Treatment
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
Writer Biography - Temi Yussuf

Temi Yussuf is a young female British Nigerian writer, who has been writing for just over 3 years. She has an extensive catalogue of work, writing a hit online series called 'House Party' in 2018, working alongside companies such as Little drops production, Your cinema films and The Bridge Media.

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Writer Statement

The film Aunty Bisi, is a funny play on the clash between the Nigerian and the British culture, through a conversation between a young woman and her aunty. The premise of this story is to explore the ways in which the older generation interact with the younger generation, and how the new forms of socialism such as social media, the rise of creative work opportunities and the decline in marriage has changed the way the under 40s navigate their lives. Feminism has reconstructed the opportunities women have, but some areas within certain cultures (especially the Nigerian one) still cling on to those former ideologies.