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TEJUMADE \ 19 mins \ Nigeria

Apata is a beautiful and peaceful kingdom but this ethereal set up is threatened by the circumstances of the birth of princess Tejumade—a gift to the royal family through the magical powers of the great Iroko tree and its emissary; Baba Ogbon. She must journey to the dreaded forest to obtain the last gold leaf from the great Iroko tree otherwise, Apata will be destroyed forever. Ika, the evil water spirit stands between her and the safety of her kingdom. 

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

African International Film Festival; LIFANIMA; Silicon Valley African Film Festival; Made In Nollywood Film Festival; NDIVA Women’s Film Festival; Cardiff International Film Festival; Lake International Pan African Film Festival; InShort Film Festival; RTF Festival

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Adebimpe Adebambo

Adebimpe Adebambo studied Painting at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria. She is a self taught fashion and accessories designer and creative director at Beampeh—an urban African ready-to-wear label. Her work is concerned with environmental sustainability, fair trade and recycling. She is also an emerging filmmaker who debuted as a costume designer on Nigerian filmmaker and director; Tunde Kelani's award-winning 2014 film Dazzling Mirage.

She garnered for her debut effort, two nominations in 2015 at two of Africa’s most prestigious film awards—Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Award (AMVCA) and African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Costume Designer and Achievement in Costume Design, respectively. Due to her great love for animation, in 2017, she scripted, produced and directed an animated short film; Tejumade. 

Adebimpe is also working on a full color illustrated storybook with the same title for children. She intends formally studying Film with a special leaning towards animation, art direction and directing. With her love for writing and sharing inspiring stories, she has contributed to several online platforms and magazines and owns a blog, Asikobeampeh.

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