Actor Uzoamaka Aniunoh has made her directorial debut with an intertribal love story titled Love Language.
Set in modern Lagos, the story follows the lives of Chioma, played by Uzoamaka Aniunoh, and Abdul (Adam Garba) as they navigate their love and differences. One conversation unravels many untouched layers of their realities which puts their bond to the test.
The film written by Uzoamaka is produced by Josh Olaoluwa, with cinematography credited to Joseph Adeniyi Omobulejo. Orire Nwani served as the creative producer while Mudiakeoghene Ori-Jesu is the executive producer.
Talking about her experience writing, directing and acting on this project, Uzoamaka mentioned that “It was not plain sailing, as I had to wear many hats on Love Language whilst ensuring that I gave my best in all directions. I had been playing with the idea of the film for a while and once I had the script out, I was quite certain this was going to be my directorial debut. I worked with an excellent team and this made it much easier for me”.
Love Language highlights the importance as well as the challenges of intertribal relationships, while it offers fundamental human questions rooted in cultural differences and tolerance. It presents people truthfully and without judgment, doing what they deem best to be heard, to be seen, to be understood. Love Language is a mirror through which we see ourselves.
Producer Josh Olaolu on the Adam Garba casting, “although most of the dialogue in the film is delivered in English, a few pivotal scenes were done in his native language Hausa. And looking back at his brilliance now, I believe only Adam could have played Abdul”.
Love Language is now set to begin its festival run across local and international film festivals around the world, before a wider release of the film for general audiences.
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