“People should expect greatness”: Nigerian actress on film about 2 women who fall in love

NoStringsNG caught up with Nigerian actress Cindy Amadi for a podcast interview where she spoke about her role in the new and trending Nollywood film about two women who fall in love with each other.

From the African Human Rights Media Network

By Mike Daemon

Podcast’s promotional poster.

Ìfé is a Nigerian film about 2 women, Ìfé (Uzoamaka Aniunoh) and Adora (Cindy Amadi) who fall in love with each other over a 3-day date.

To learn more about the film, NoStringsNG had an interesting conversation with Cindy Amadi on the NoStrings Podcast.

On the podcast, Amadi who played the role of Adora, a masculine-presenting lesbian, spoke candidly about her time on set, her role, as well as the positive impact of the film in regards to LGBTIQ+ visibility and acceptance in Nigeria.

Responding to people’s negative reaction towards the film, she said:

“They are hypocrites. Some just hate what they cannot understand and that’s ok. But what isn’t ok is oppressing other human beings because you don’t agree with their opinions. I believe everyone has the right to exist and just be, we can all co-exist without trying to influence each other’s ideologies or whatnot”

The film Ìfé which is currently unreleased sparked a lot of conversation on social media about same-sex relationships and female homosexuality after the producer of the film, Pamela Adie shared the film’s poster on Facebook.

To listen to the full podcast conversation, click HERE. (5.7MB)

To learn more about the film, click HERE.

Watch the film’s trailer below.


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    Zoe 4 years

    Oh my goodness, I am already in love with the movie. Wow! I am so excited.
    Well, it’s about time, in fact the time is long overdue the LGBTQ+ community in Nigeria and the Nigeria industry to stand up for who and what they are. This is a welcome development and I am so glad………….. Bravo to the beautiful RAINBOW creatures.

    Proudly Rainbow cutie.

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    Olayinka 4 years

    This is so incredible. It is time Nigerian homophobes realized how we feel about what’s in us. Rainbow family, forever I stan!???

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