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South by South: Eyimofe
Past event

A man in a red jacket

Still from Eyimofe, 2020

Set in Lagos, Nigeria, Eyimofe (This is my Desire) 2020,  follows the life and desires of Rosa, a hairdresser, and Mofe, a factory technician, two economically disadvantaged people who are set on seeking better fortunes abroad. The film is an intimate portrait of the daily drudgery and struggles of ordinary Lagosians like its lead characters, trying to make a life for themselves. 

“ABSORBING… the complexities of Lagosian life are captured with empathy”
— The New York Times

This film is in English and Pidgin English with English Subtitles.

Co-Directed by: Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri
Duration: 114 min.
Rated 18. 

This film is selected by Anthony Badu. Anthony Badu is a writer, filmmaker & creative producer currently based in London. In 2020, he co-founded the community arts project flat 70 CIC. Read our Journal post to find out more about Anthony and his plans for his South by South series. 

South by South is a quarterly film screening at the South London Gallery. The programme, which is now in its eleventh year, focuses on presenting bold and innovative cinema from Africa and the diaspora to audiences in the UK.


  • The room will be dark while the film is playing
  • The screening is seated
  •  This film is in English and Pidgin English with English Subtitles

For more information on access at the SLG please read here.