Biodun Stephen does not take most of her films to cinemas, they are usually released directly on IrokoTV, but when they are special to her, they open in cinemas. Joba, written and directed by Stephen, was released in cinemas in April, but it didn’t stay long there. The film is now streaming on Showmax, Multichoice’s streaming platform which houses its Nollywood content including Africa Magic shows like Ajoche, Unbroken, and Battleground.
Joba is a faith-based film that follows the trials and tribulations of a young couple, Mr. and Mrs. Oladiyun (played by Blossom Chukwujekwu and Enado Odigie), who are struggling to conceive. ,
The faith of a childless Christian husband is tried, especially when all fingers point to him as the cause of their childlessness. He must protect his wife who is on a suicide mission whilst managing to keep the faith.
According to Stephen, the song Jesu Joba by Psalmos Mobolaji and Tope Alabi inspired the story. “The song spoke to me so much,” she writes on her Instagram page. “I told God, ‘show me the story’ and Joba came to be. Every step of this film has been directed by God himself.”