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“Aburo” Captures the Resilient Dreams of Nigeria’s Youth

This inspiring drama follows a talented athlete’s journey from the streets to potential athletic stardom.
April 6, 2024
9:44 am

Set to hit theaters on May 1, “Aburo” is a heartwarming tale that explores the intertwined themes of dreams, aspirations, poverty, love, and altruism against the vibrant backdrop of Nigerian society. Directed by Yemi Morafa and distributed by FilmOne Studios, this cinematic offering promises an authentic and uplifting viewing experience.


At the center of the story is a talented young athlete, played by Maleek of the Ikorodu Bois, whose exceptional skills catch the eye of Mide, a former athlete portrayed by Efa Iwara. As Mide recognizes the rare potential in this “younger one” (the meaning of “Aburo”), a chain of events unfolds that could pave the way for the youngster’s dreams to be realized on a global stage.


Alongside the lead actors, the film boasts a stellar supporting cast, including Toni Tones, Yemi Cregx, and Charles Inojie, each bringing depth and nuance to their respective roles. Together, they weave a narrative that celebrates the indomitable spirit of Nigeria’s youth while shedding light on the societal challenges they face.


Yemi Morafa

“Aburo” promises to be an inspiring and thought-provoking exploration of determination, sacrifice, and the power of mentorship. As the young athlete navigates the ups and downs of his journey, audiences will be captivated by the film’s authentic portrayal of the resilience and hope that exist even in the most challenging circumstances.


With its uplifting message and talented ensemble cast, “Aburo” is poised to resonate with audiences across Nigeria and beyond, reminding us of the transformative potential that lies within each individual when given the opportunity to pursue their dreams.


Check out the trailer here.


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