Green White Green


Ifeanyi Dike, Jamal Ibrahim, Samuel Robinson, Crystabel Goddy,

Three friends join together to get through the dog days of a Lagos summer—and create a film—in Abba Makama’s salute to the creativity and vitality of Nigerian youth, which earned a premiere (and comparisons to early Spike Lee joints) at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. An off-the-cuff, “meta-Nollywood” portrait of the city’s thriving bohemian culture that is also fascinating for its visuals of the city’s landscapes and surroundings, Green White Green (named after the colors of the Nigerian flag) answers how “the persistence of Nigeria defies the gods,” as one character remarks. “It’s a beautiful mosaic of madness,” notes Makama. “Like Nigeria.” 

Jason Sanders
  • Abba Makama
  • Africa Udoh
  • Segun Oladimeji
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 102 mins
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series