Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is in Nigeria to promote his coming-of-age drama Farming which is based on his childhood and explores the practice of farming Nigerian kids to white foster parents.
In a press conference held at the Accelerate TV head office, the actor-turned-director answered questions from journalists on his casting choices and why it took so long to make the film. He also had an interview with media personality Toolz in which he discussed the issues with farming kids, being a member of the Skinhead gang and why he had to tell his story.
A young Nigerian boy, `farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future, instead becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.
Farming is a gripping period drama set in the 1960s, it explores Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s struggles with self-hatred and becoming the feared leader of the notorious Skinhead gang. The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and it stars Damson Idris, John Dagleish, Genevieve Nnaji, Kate Beckinsale and Jaime Winstone.
Watch the interview below.