Meet Nigerian Youths Who Produce Sci-fi Films With Recycled Equipments


A group of extremely young Nigerians have taken the  movie industry by storm in their own unique way .They are known for shooting  science fiction movies using  make shift  equipments and recycled materials .

They  formed the group as a result of some inadequacies noticed in few Nollywood films and rather than criticize them  they came together  to try to  fix it in their little way.


Known as  ‘The Critics Company’  the group make use of smart  phones, broken tripod stand and some other recycled  materials to come up with a short movie which pass  a  lot of messages with a lot of fictions embedded in it.

With an average age of 12, the group has carved a niche for themselves in film making as they shot their first movie titled ”Redemption” in 2016 they saved up money to buy a green material and learnt effects on you tube   and its been no looking back since then.

Popularly referred to as The Critics, Godwin Josiah (19), Victor Josiah (18), Ronald Yusuf (16) and Raymond Yusuf (17) have caught the attention of the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, as well as some of the most celebrated filmmakers in the world, including Star Wars’ J.J. Abrams and Ava DuVernay (Selma).

A member of the group, Godwin Josiah said,

“Well the main aim was not for our stuff to go viral, we just wanted people to see that, okay, there are kids in Kaduna doing something different.

“That was just the main aim. So it all of a sudden just happening, it blew our mind.”


According  to Joshua  the veterans  filmmakers and other well meaning Nigerians should key into their ideas and work with them for  better fiction in Nollywood  films.

‘’  We need to tell more historical stories and we can use science fiction to relate and connect with our teeming audience.

On how , they have been operating perfectly well in the North , in Kaduna  state   where they are based, Joshua said that it has not been pretty easy considering with  low budget and equipments but assures that they will come out good with time because they are beginning to get attention of Filmmakers , saying Kemi Adetiba  has really picked up interest in them and showing them off to the world.

The group have also reached out to the Kaduna state government , and they were invited by the Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai who praised their ingenuity and assured them of his government’s support.

They would like to see stories  been told from historical  perspective and real African stories.

Furthermore, the group would like to tell more African stories in a way it can relate to people of the world.

They urged young Nigerians to be innovative in their thinking and ideas as it can open doors for them locally and internationally.

They have plans   to purchase sophisticated equipments so as to produce landmark movies in the nearest future.


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