Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: 'Anchor Baby' for DVD Release

Lonzo Nzekwe's movie, 'Anchor Baby' will be released on DVD in Nigeria, Europe, and North America, on March 21. 'Anchor Baby' stars Omoni Oboli, Sam Sarpong, Terri Oliver, and Michael Scratch. In 2010, 'Anchor Baby' won the award for Best Feature Film at the Harlem International Film Festival.

Nzekwe won the award for Best Screenplay at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, for 'Anchor Baby'. Oboli won the award for Best Actress (Narrative Feature) at the Los Angeles Movie Awards for her role in 'Anchor Baby'. She also won the award for Best Actress at the Harlem International Film Festival for 'Anchor Baby'.

The movie has its theatrical release in Nigeria in 2010, in Ghana and the United Kingdom in 2011.

The story is set around a married, illegal immigrant couple Joyce (Omoni Oboli) and Paul Unanga (Sam Sarpong) who has been ordered by the U.S. immigration to leave the country. They decided that they will leave, but only after Joyce, who is five-month pregnant, delivers her baby in the U.S. This will guarantee automatic U.S. citizenship for their child. Ignoring the deportation order the couple goes into hiding.

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