Beasts Of No Nation


She may be the financial Whiz in her family but Nigeria’s former Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy and World Bank Biggie, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala must be relishing her role of “Proud Mom” as online Movie streaming giant, Netflix premiered its screen adaptation of son Uzodinma Iweala’s acclaimed debut novel, Beasts Of No Nation.

Released simultaneously in theaters and online, the Idris Elba-starrer traces the rites of passage of Agu, a war orphan, from innocent victim of war to brutal child soldier. Non-actor Abraham Attah’s performance as the protagonist has been garnering wide praise since the film’s triumphant showing at the Venice Film Festival earlier in the year. Is that the buzz of bees or Oscar, we hear?