Possessing the Secret of Joy follows the story of a Uju, a you girl who is coerced into a loveless marriage by her mother due to their poverty. This story attempts to show us the silver linings that can exist, in a world full of clouds.
Condoling the Twins is written by Chuma Nwokolo and narrated by the talented Tayo Elesin. This is a story which examines the differences of how twin sisters living in different countries, receive the news of the passing of a loved one.
Joy Elias Riwan narrates Man of the House. A young boy misunderstands the nature of death when his father passes away. So he writes to the angels demanding his return, because amongst other things; he needs his father to take him to watch their favourite drivers racing at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Narrated by the wonderful Joy Elias Riwan, My Mother’s Stew explores how the smell of a favourite dish triggers a memory from childhood. E Go Betta Oh on the other hand tells the story of a young man returning home to Nigeria after a long absence. This story originally aired on the BBC World Service to commemorate Nigeria’s 50th anniversary of independence.
Narrated by the amazing Dona Croll, whose credits include Family Affairs, Doctors and Casualty, The Painting is a supernatural story about two families who disappear into thin air. Although it started life as a short story, I’ve adapted The Painting into a screenplay. It’s still currently in development, so please watch this space for any announcements. 🙂
Two very short stories, Mrs. Bolanle Benson first appeared in the South African edition of Oprah’s magazine and is a story about an older woman renewing her vows. Thesecond story, Martha Mauden & Co follows the story of a mentally ill woman. This short story was made into the short film More Cake. You can find film stills, behind the scenes pictures and cast & crew details on the film page of this website.