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It is the second weekend in March. On the talents segment this weekend, I present to you, Babs Mathew as ‘talent of the week’ .

Babalola Mathew

Meet Babs

Babs Mathew whose full name is Babalola Mathew Oluwatobi is a graduate of Theatre & Performing Arts department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He is a young film maker who has recorded two international awards in 2019 with his short film “The Honourable “. He is a prolific writer for screen, stage and radio, as his interest is to run commentary on issues that are of social concern and suggest a lasting solution to them.

He has been involved in a number of productions (both for screen and stage) as he functions very commendably with his divers skill as a writer, actor, drummer and even a director.

The young Kogi indigene won the best writer at Nigerian Universities Theatre Arts Festival (NUTAF) in 2018, he was also selected by the Film For Impact Foundation as headed by Bright Wonder (the producer of If I Am President) as a member of the Film for Impact camp in 2019.

He has his quest in nation building and providing solace for the oppressed masses; to that effect, he currently heads his film production company Magic Fingers Film House (MFFH) which has the goal of righting the wrongs and becoming the expected future which he often preaches in his Arts, because like he always says:

“today is the tomorrow we prayed for yesterday”.

About The Honourable

THE HONOURABLE is a short film that tells the Nigerian story through a young guy (Bruno) and a Politician (Honorable Safini) as they both tangle around what is “wanted” and what is “desired” in a bid to get to an expected end.

The Honourable was written and produced by Babs Mathew, with yours sincerely, Rebecca Maulome Padonu, as the Executive Producer.

Please, do checkout the award winning short film, The Honourable, here.

A word for the weekend:

“Become the future that you expect”

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Author

Rebecca Maulome Padonu is an enthusiastic writer with a soft spot for factions. A RubyWrites 2016 finalist. She has completed several freelance writing projects, including BBC Media Action’s Drama series, Story Story (series 32 & 33).

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