Faaji Agba

Director: Remi Vaughan-Richards
Countries: Nigeria
Year: 2015
Running Time: 90min.
Language: English and Yoruba with English subtitles

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Faaji Agba is a six-year journey following seven, 68-85yr old Yoruba master musicians in Lagos, Nigeria. They were forgotten by society, until Kunle Tejuoso, owner of Jazzhole Records, rediscovered them. Their musical styles range from highlife, juju to afrobeat. Their story starts in 2009 and follows them to their New York performance in 2011 till their last performance in Lagos. Faaji Agba is a comment on Lagos history, culture and music from 1940 to 2014.

About the Director

Remi Vaughan-Richards

Biography: Remi is vibrant and versatile director covering commercials, documentary and drama. She has recently directed an award winning docu-drama, One Small Step featured in the New York African Film Festival and went on tour in the USA; Scent of the Streets, a documentary on Area Girls for BBC News as well as the groundbreaking 52 part TV Drama Wetin Dey for BBC World Service Trust in Nigeria. Her career began in 1990 in the Art Department working on films such as Judge Dredd (1995) , and Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999). In 1995, she became a respected storyboard artist, visualizing the action, camera and mood for her clients such as the BBC and 51st State (2001). Since 2000, her skills and experience have added an extra dimension to her work as a director. Remi’s mission is to create a slate of cutting edge feature films and documentaries that will focus a sharp lens onto contemporary Africa.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
One Small Step (2010);
Faaji Agba (2016).

Filmography:
Get the Picture (2004);
One Small Step (2010);
Faaji Agba (2015).