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A protest against police brutality ignites a debate around complex legacies that plague Nigeria and how to overcome them.

Running time: 54 minutes, 38″ // Languages spoken: English, Yoruba, Pidgin English, German // Subtitle: English.


Musician & activist.

“Your reality and your consciousness are very linked. Your nation cannot be greater than your consciousness. Nigeria is the level of consciousness of the Nigerian people”.

Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti, who is called by the name Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, singer and the youngest son of the famous Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father’s former band Egypt 80.

Links: Website | Instagram | Spotify

Artist & Activist.

“I have witnessed the brutality of SARS. I can tell you stories about it. This is our lives; we are getting killed. I joined the protest. I saw people, strangers displaying that true Nigerian identity. Different religions, and diverse tribes, holding hands, standing together, singing together, protecting each other. I was glad to be there until the government could not deal with it anymore”.

DJ Switch (Obianuju Catherine Udeh) is a Nigerian disk jockey, musician, and creative producer who has utilized her platform to increase public awareness of violence against peaceful protesters in the #EndSARS movement. An accomplished artist, she is the winner of several musical competitions, including the Redbull 3Style North/West Africa Regional Championship (2019), X Factor West Africa (2013), and STARQUEST (2008).

Links: WikipediaInstagram | Twitter |

Osia Ojigho

Director, Amnesty International.

“You cannot be in this country and be afraid of speaking out your truth. You are not saying what happened to someone else; you are saying what happened to you. And your country says don’t say it; you are embarrassing us”.

Osai Ojigho is a Nigerian human rights expert, lawyer and gender equality advocate. In 2017, she was appointed Director of Amnesty International’s national office in Nigeria. She served on the Global Advisory Council of the Institute for African Women in Law and sits on the board of Alliances for Africa.

Links: Wikipedia | Linkedin | Twitter

Political & Social activist.

“You must understand the economic aspect of all this. Justice in Nigeria is for the rich, if you can afford it”.

Obianuju Iloanya  is a political scientist and an advocate for social justice. She is a  feminist, and a firm believer in youth leadership, gender equity and social inclusion. As an expert who experienced the brutality of SARS in her personal life – Her brother Chijioke Iloanya was arrested by SARS and never found to date, Obianuju continues to advocate against police brutality.

Links: Linkedin | Article on Medium

Sociologist & activist.

“What the African elite do is often also in the interests of the European elite. We must speak critically about this collaboration. Europe must finally give up and stop a lot of things. That alone would help a lot”.

Olaf Bernau is an activist and sociologist and has since served in different roles as co-founder of a city commune in Bremen, in the anti-racist network “NoLager”, and cofounded the transnational network Afrique-Europe-Interact in 2010. He spends about 4 to 8 weeks yearly in West Africa, especially in Mali and regularly publishes in magazines. He is the author of the 2022 released book titled “The causes of flight in West Africa and what Europe should do”.

Linke: Website 

IFA spiritual leader.

“There is nothing you can do without money. But you have to slow. Look for a good character before you can involve yourself with money”.

Chief Egbelade Omikunmi “Baale Yemoja” is a Chief Priest among the Yoruba Ifa spirituality, one of Africa’s indigenous spirituality. Like many spiritual leaders, Chief Egbelade Omikunmi teaches and provides guidance to devotees in his region. He spearheads the annual 17-day-long Yemoja thanksgiving festival. He is the director of the Isese Yoruba Foundation.

Christian religious leader.

“If you study the way of life of Africans, it is not just Nigerians, we kind of worship our leaders. Leadership without accountability is destructive. Our democratic system is strained democracy”.

Akinyemi Davids is the founding pastor of Global impact church, currently headquartered at The Goodland, Ifako, Lagos. A non-denominational church focused on pragmatic human transformation. He is the president of Global Impact Institute (GII), an institute aimed at SKILL acquisition and human capacity development. He also oversees the human potential fund (HPF), an NGO dedicated to helping young individuals effectively finance their education and/or entrepreneurial pathways.

Links: Website | Linkedin

University Lecturer.

“When you see a 10-year-old American. Whenever he speaks about America, he will say, “God bless America”. Can a Nigerian youth say God bless Nigeria?”

Dr. Habibat Oladosu-Uthman is a lecturer in the Department of Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is currently one of the focal persons at the University of Ibadan Gender Mainstreaming Office and a member of many administrative committees. Her vision is to build intercultural and inter-civilizational peace and harmony worldwide.


“Let our government help us to ponder on our needs. We cannot be in Nigeria and suffer in our country again. It is not possible”.

Members of the Ikotun community. 

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“Lots of good men join the police force with great ideas. They want to protect and serve. But when they get there,  there is a lot of corruption and no tools to protect and serve!”

James Amuta is a film producer, director, aerial cinematographer and publicist. He is best known for his documentary film “Nightfall in Lagos” which was nominated for the best documentary film in 2018 by the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award.

Links: Wikipedia | Instagram | IMDb

Political activist..

“Coming soon…”

Comrade Olaseni Ajai is a political activist and ICT professional. He was the former director of publicity at the National Conscience Party (NCP) and has been a conveyer in many political endeavours.

Link: Linkedin 


Joana Adesuwa Reiterer


“I aim to open up a broad conversation around complex events that impact our society. Millions of enthusiastic micro-enterprises resiliently navigate a system not designed for them to earn themselves a survival income. Through their work, these SMEs uphold the idea of Nigeria. Being the largest black nation in the world, should their struggle not be debated within our global ecosystem?”

Joana Adesuwa Reiterer is a Nigerian-born/Austrian-based creative entrepreneur & filmmaker passionate about empowering SMEs. She founded Joadre, a business media & education platform serving thousands of African readers and the Diaspora. Joana has received several awards and nominations for her work as a human rights activist.

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    Seun Anikulapo Kuti , Musician & Activist

    Osai Ojigho , Director, Amnesty International, Nigeria

    DJ Switch, Artist & Activist

    Obianuju Ilonya , Political Scientist & social Activist

    Olaf Bernau, Sociologist & Political Activist 

    Pastor Yemi Davids, Pastor, Global Impact Church

    Joana Adesuwa Reiterer, Presenter

    Dr. Habeebah Oladosu-Uthman, Professor, University of Ibadan

    Chief Egbelade Omikunmi, Ifa Priest/spiritual leader

    James Amuta, Film producer 

    Olaseni Ajai, Social Activist & ICT Professional

    Ikon Community: Olaoluwa Adams, King of Boys, Oziegbe Odion, Adesina Wasiu


    Joana Adesuwa Reiterer, Director/Camera

    Stuart Jolley-Socea, Camera (Narration)

    Thomas Ogun, Supporting Camera

    Tom Waldek, Editing Director

    Joana Adesuwa Reiterer, Story/research

    Samuel Olawoyin, Production manager

    Tom Waldek, Sound Design

    Thomas Ogun, Logistics – Abuja

    Oziegbe Odion,  Logistics – Ikotun

    Abass Gafar Seriki, Logistics – Badagary

    Keldarella Rachel Eshiet, Logistic – Lekki

    Wilson Okonyeh-Dixon, Sketch artist

    Samuel Olawoyin, Research

    Ishoyor Ufana, Photographer

    Paris Tsitsos, Photographer

    Asquare digitals, Photographer

    Doreen Reiterer, Model

    Eunice Elisha Eshiet, Model

    Joadre, Constume

    Elham Pouladvand, Makeup

    Tom Waldek, Colourist


    Handwork experts

    Bead Maker – Perlo Beads, Rattan Community, Maryland , Amavi Abosede , Chery Art Clay


    Extra Sketches, Amnesty International Nigeria

    Production assistance: Samuel Olawoyin, Gina Ani, Abass Gafar Seriki, Keldarella Rachel Eshiet

    Assistant: Ani Regina Chinyere, Ambosede Amavi

    Location Driver: Hunsu Oluwasegun Vijaeneyin,  Saheed Olalekan








    “Witch hunt”

    “E ke ni marie”


    “My Vibe”



    “Black Times” by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 feat. Carlos Santana

    Composed by Seun Kuti

    Published by BMG Music Publishing

    ISRC: DEG931701272

    (P) 2017 Strut Records – a division of !K7 Music

    Courtesy of K7 Music GmbH


    Monkey, TBaze

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    Alubarika, TBaze

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    Beat, Roland Efosa Reiterer

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    Sad, Roland Efosa Reiterer

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    Talking drum, Yoruba Group

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    Witch hunt, Richard Aiwansedo

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    E ke ni marie, Ogiku Osaruonamen

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    Millionaire, Peter De Rock

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    “My Vibe”, DJ Switch

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    Special Thanks to:

    Harald Reiterer, Amnesty International Nigeria, VIDC (Vienna International Dialogue), Seun Kuti, Olaseni Ajai, Oziegbe Odion, Buki, Abosede Amavi, Ehinor, DJ Switch, Mojirayo Nkanga, Ogedengbe Ayo Moses, Ceri Samvilian, Cherry art clay woman, Art of Play Centre, Israel Meriomame Wepke, Ogiku Osaruonamen, Perpetua Tekevwe Ejomafuvwe, Olugbade Adekemi, Adeyeye Abosede, Wilson Okonyeh-Dixon, Keldarella Rachel Eshiet, Eunice Elisha Eshiet, Rick Singer, Left Music, Annie Ohayon – Knitting Factory Management, Global Impact Church, Peter De Rock



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    Joana Adesuwa Reiterer

    Executive producer: Verein EXIT

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