Mama Put

Director: Seke Somolu
Country: Nigeria
Year: 2006
Running Time: 26 min.
Language: English

A single woman, who makes and sells street food, is struggling to bring up her family. Rent and school fees are too much, and her young son desperately needs kidney treatment. Just when it seems things can’t get any worse, a gang of armed youths break into the house. She makes delicious food, so the gang returns regularly; giving the family money and household items in return for the woman’s delectable cooking. The power of food to transform, rescue and wreak revenge is eloquently demonstrated in this Nigerian film.

About the Director

Seke Somolu

seke somoluBiography: Seke Somolu is an established director, writer, producer and editor in the film industry. He has worked with a range of formats and genres. Seke was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He was educated there and in the United States, earning degrees in International Relations and Filmmaking before returning home to work in the film and television industry. He has worked variously as a director, writer, producer and editor in a range of formats and genres including short film, documentary, TV drama, music video and TV commercials. Some notable examples of his work include the short films Nkan Mii and Mama Put, the documentary Metamorphosis, and several episodes of the TV drama series Wetin Dey. He has also taught film history and theory and published articles on arts and cultural issues. He continues to live and learn in Lagos.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Nkan Mii (2004);
Mama Put (2007; 2008).

Nkan Mii (2004);
Mama Put (2006);
The Wives (2014).