The Nigerian- American experience receives new treatment in the trailer for Tazmanian Devil- a film produced by American music moguls Birdman and Benny Boom under their Cash Money Films imprint.
In the film, Beasts of No Nation alumAbraham Attah plays the role of s Dayo, a Nigerian immigrant to America, who has to find a balance his desires of joining a college fraternity and bonding with his religious father.” This seeks to address the negative lens through which fraternities are viewed in the Nigerian context.
Directed by Solomon Onita Jr, a previous contender for BET’S Project Cre8. At the time Onita said that “many Nigerian immigrants who move to America, they view fraternities as a very destructive, dangerous organization to join. They are pretty much like gangs that you see here in America.” Onita, who is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., said that after moving to America, “[Dayo] sees a very different fraternity than what he knew from home. Onita seeks to use Tazmanian Devil as a tool to portray Black Greek organizations in a positive light “This film was different from other films that deal with fraternity culture. This film makes a positive case for fraternities rather than just repeating old tired stereotypes.”
The film also stars The Chi‘s Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Pariah‘s Adepero Oduye and Kwesi Boakye while production credits shared by Cash Money Films, Groundwurk Studios and TigerEye Films.