Ese is a reclusive 8-year-old girl living in Bariga Sugar - a ghetto brothel in Bariga, Lagos. Her mother Tina, is one of Bariga Sugar's working women. 10 year old Jamil and his mother Hanatu move into the brothel. Ese and Jamil begin an unlikely friendship. Bariga Sugar is a drama short film directed by Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo and produced by Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo and Ikenna Edmund Okah.

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Critic Reviews (5)

8.8
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Critical Consensus: Generally favorable.
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Bariga Shuga (Film)

06 Jun 2017
When eight-year-old Ese, daughter of Tina, meets Jamil in the shanty they call home, flooded with women of easy virtue parading themselves in scanty clothing, the last thing she thinks of is a friendship that would change her. Her mother thinks she s ...
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Native Magazine

18 Mar 2017
“My mummy has plenty friends… but me I don’t have any friends.” Many kinds of women have been portrayed in Nigerian cinema but none has been more poorly treated than the sex worker. In a deeply religious country like ours, with its influence ...
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Dala.xyz

28 Feb 2017
For some days now, I always saw the hashtag #BarigaSugar. It was a short film featuring Tina Mba. So I favourited a tweet and just remembered now to go back to it. I wish I did not delay for this long. Bariga Sugar is a 21-minute short film Set in th ...
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Culture Custodian

28 Feb 2017
Not many Nigerian movies tackle uncommon and real scenarios, we are lucky Bariga Sugar is one of those movies setting themselves apart. Set in a brothel in the slums of Lagos, Ifeoma Chukwuogo’s short film identifies and explores loneliness with a ...

User Reviews (2)

0.4
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Users' Consensus: Undecided (waiting for 1 more vote)
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Obinna Igwe

13 Jun 2017
1.0

Not creative enof

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Zed

01 May 2017

Bariga Sugar is a lovely story about relationships. Not the kind that you think of when you hear the word ‘relationships’ but it’s the most simple kind.

Bariga Sugar is Madam Sugar’s version of a brothel staged in a face-me-I-face-y ...

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Released Date:

February 23rd, 2017

Executive Producer:

Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo

Screenplay:

Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo, Ikenna Edmund Okah

Cinematography:

Ademola Soares

Editor:

Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo

Production Manager:

Uduak-Obong Patrick

Sound:

Dayo Thompson, Murphy Abdulazeez

Music:

Alex Zitto, Inferno

Original Score:

Ré Olunuga

Production Company:

Fizzy K Pictures

Runtime:

21 minutes

Language:

English

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