Experiencing Interruptions?


Scorpion, the leader of a notorious group of kidnappers is not enjoying his night… his new victims are crying and singing in their dungeon located in the middle of a thick forest in an undisclosed location in Africa. Scorpion for many years has been a tool for buying and selling of humans across Africa. He advances to the cage where these victims are kept and kills one of them after they demanded for food… this prompted the different victims to tell their stories, their journey to being victims of human trafficking in deep thoughts. The story of human trafficking is told by MR MWANGI to his son NICHOLAS who was about to embark on a late-night journey with his friends. Watumwa is a film against human trafficking and slave trade in Africa

  • timmy otukoya
    more time less time, Dismay, SKYL - PRAYER
  • timmy otukoya
    more time less time, Dismay, SKYL - PRAYER
  • charles adesanmi
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 minute 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    13,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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  • Student Project:
  • Johannesburg 1 minute film festival awards
    South Africa
    March 29, 2019
    johannesburg premiere
Director Biography - timmy otukoya

Timmy Otukoya whose full names are Otukoya Oluwatimilehin James Oluwasegun is a Creative Visuals director, Screen Writer and Singer who hails from Odoshimadegun, Ogun State part of Nigeria in Western Africa. Timmy Otukoya started his Career at the age of 3 as an Actor in the popular television series Alamu the taxi driver and featured on various television shows (Abule Atura amongst others) on Lagos television.

Timmy grew up to become a versatile artist who on several international and local occasions exhibited his talent and skills in Theatre arts. He finished his high school education at the saints’ international schools Isawo Ikorodu as the head boy and the president of the theatre arts group. In furtherance to his high school education, Timmy Otukoya joined the Ak media productions crew (The producers of face to face, family ties, nowhere to be found television series) as an intern in 2011, where he received quality training in filmmaking from top Nigerian filmmakers such as Sir Niji Akanni and Sir Abiola Nurudeen amongst others. Timmy directed his first professional music videos (Orin by Irahmah , Lai Lai by 2green ) in 2011 and later travelled to South Africa in 2012 to further his education in media.

The diploma 4 graduate of journalism and media studies from the Association of business managers and administration ABMA United Kingdom and South African academy of applied competence (SAAAC) resides in South Africa and has produced many award-winning music videos, short films and feature films, his works have been nominated at the African international film festival Lagos 2019 as a semi finalist, congo filmz festival London 2019, 15th annual 60 seconds or less video festival Maryland America as an official selection, winner at the one minute film festival Johannesburg for best drama, he won best writer at the one minute film festival in Bulgaria for watumwa, semi finalist at the ekhuruleni film festival in 2016 for More time less time. Timmy has also recorded 2 musical albums and has credits for many corporate and website designs. He is the founder and director of the Camboi studios, Music video africa show and the Kasi talent bus show. in 2019 timmy and creative partner Orphee karaaj were interviewed by Vic Naidoo on south African news channel Newzroom Afrika where he mentioned that he aims to develop his environment and continent using Art and media.

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Director Statement

it is good as filmmakers to constantly tell stories about issues that affects our society and threatens the human race. i am excited to be part of WATUMWA and glad to see all the crew and cast put in their best to tell a story about one of africas most pressing issues