Nkiruka [pronounced (n)ki-ru-ka]

Nkiruka, an insecure African American woman, discovers the meaning of her name as she struggles to go beyond her family’s dysfunctional legacy of broken relationships and single motherhood, and receive the only thing she truly wants – love.

Nkiruka is an Igbo (Nigeria) girl's name that means - the best is yet to come.

  • Nabila Lester
    African Voices - CNN International, Win Win, ASE
  • Nabila Lester
    African Voices - CNN International, Win Win, ASE
  • Nabila Lester
    African Voices - CNN International, Win Win, ASE
  • Karen Li Lee
  • Chloe Jones
    CNN - News Producer
  • Fatima Diallo
  • Connor Lee
  • Lanee Bond
    Key Cast
    "Nkiruka Fable"
  • Chastity Burton
    Key Cast
    "Alesha Adenike"
  • Robert Wright
    Key Cast
    "Darien Jones"
  • Asa A. Stallings
    Key Cast
    "Shirley Fable"
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  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    38 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 26, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • We Need Love: A Black Love Exhibit
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    May 19, 2023
    Atlanta Premiere
Director Biography - Nabila Lester

Nabila Lester is an American Film, Television, Stage and Commercial Producer/Director/Writer with over 10 years experience in the Hollywood film industry and abroad.

Born in Harlem, New York she acquired her BA in American/Media Studies at The University of California, Berkeley. She went on to earn her Masters in Film Production from the top film school in the world; The University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts. She has worked for major companies such as Hallmark, PBS and CNN International.

Currently, Nabila is a Professor at SCAD Atlanta in the Film and Television Department and CEO of NABS International Productions, a TV and Film Production company. She is Producer, Director and Writer of 'Nkiruka.'

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Director Statement

'Nkiruka' is the story of my great grandmother. 'Nkiruka' is the story of my grandmother. 'Nkiruka' is the story of my mother. 'Nkiruka' is the story of my daughter. 'Nkiruka' is the story of myself. 'Nkiruka' is the story of every black woman who has had their heart broken and had to find healing and self love to survive.