“Nigerian writer, director and producer Nosa Igbinedion‘s superhero film Oya: Rise of the Orishas… reimagines the Orishas (folkloric deities of West African origin with mythical powers) as a band of crusaders fighting against evil forces. …Igbinedion’s short film has scored its creator the Rising Talent Award at the 2015 Screen Nation Awards in London and enjoyed successful screenings at festivals in Nigeria, Brazil, the US and across Europe.”
The film is now set to be made into a full length feature. You can view the 12 minute short here: https://vimeo.com/118213327
and read the entire okayafrica.com report here:
As we’ve already seen the Norse god Thor as a superhero, as well as the Greek deity Diana as Wonder Woman you gotta wonder – WHY DID THIS TAKE SO LONG TO MANIFEST!