Mo is a short film co-written and directed by Nollywood director, Damilola Orimogunje who is no stranger to passing pertinent social commentary.
His previous work, Family, is a drama which speaks about the alarming suicide rate in our society, and he continued on this path with his latest short film, Mo which touches on the issue of sex slavery, fate and destiny.
(Photo: Vimeo/Damilola Orimogunje)
Mo revolves around Moremi (Nkem Marchie), a teenage girl who became a sex-slave to her aunt, Madam Kofo (Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi) as a way of paying back her parents' debt. After three years, Moremi is given no choice but to embrace living this life, however, she still seeks a way out of it.
The short film directly talks about the wickedness of human beings, but is also a chilling commentary on the ability to bounce back from inhospitable situations. The film was critically acclaimed upon release last year, and even won Best Nollywood Short Film at the Real Time Film Festival!
We loved it and think it's definitely worth a watch! See for yourself here: