News

Press
  • May 4, 2019 - I was featured in the historic Nigerian Tribune, click to read here: Nigerian Tribune - Seun Babalola
  • April 19, 2019 - ṢOJU founder Oluwaseun Babalola spoke to Shado, a collective and online & print publication amplifying the voices of those at the frontline of political, social, and cultural change. In the article she discusses goals for developing ṢOJU into a platform of opportunity for African voices, and how it can shape our society, politics, and even our tourism. Link here.
  • March 10, 2019 - American Diversity Report did an interview with ṢOJU creator, Oluwaseun Babalola. Listen here.
  • March 10, 2019 - A must read: Africa Doesn't Care About Its Women
  • February 9-10, 2019 - ṢOJU is playing in Staten Island this weekend! Catch screenings on Saturday and Sunday at Staten Island Arts.
  • January 23, 2019 - ṢOJU is playing at Denton Black Film Festival! Check back for screening info.
  • December 21, 2018 - Why is documenting Africa important to cultural preservation? I wrote an article for Women and Hollywood about the importance of creating our own stories. Click here to read.
  • December 17, 2018 - Excited to have spoken to Women and Film about my inspirations and background , much of which inspired ṢOJU. Read here.
  • November 27, 2018 - On a roll! We love this one. South African Magazine Screen Africa spoke to Seun Babalola about ṢOJU and its purpose. Click for the interview.
  • November 20, 2018 - Afroelle Magazine featured ṢOJU founder, Seun Babalola. Check out the interview here.
  • October 2, 2018 - We were featured in Paper Magazine! Check out the interview with ṢOJU creator, Oluwaseun Babalola, here.
  • September 7, 2018 - We got into ITVFest! We'll be screening twice this October in Vermont at The Independent Television Festival. See more info here.
  • June 02, 2018 - Africa Premiere! We're screening at African Artist's Foundation in Lagos. Click here for more info.
  • March 29, 2018 - ṢOJU creator, 'Seun Babalola, was featured in NGO Storytelling about a project in Malindi, Kenya: NGO Storytelling: Foodies Without Borders.
  • October 23-28, 2017 - Lagos, how far? See you at Eko International Film Festival, the film's Africa premiere!
  • October 24-26, 2017 - So awesome, ṢOJU is taking part in Global Startup Ecosystem's Africa Digital Accelerator. Find more info here.
  • September 29-October 1, 2017 - Chilling in Silicon Valley all weekend. Make sure to stop by and say hi if you attend. Check our social media for screening updates.
  • September 13, 2017 - Happy Birthday to ṢOJU! Check out the 1 Year Anniversary video here.
  • September 8-10, 2017 - We were a semi-finalist at Atlanta Docufest. Better luck next year!
  • June 19-24, 2017 - New York Lift-Off Online Film Festival is screening ṢOJU! Site link to be announced.
  • May 08, 2017</strong> - We are going to be screening at the 24th annual African Film Festival New York at Lincoln Center! Get your tickets here: http://www.africanfilmny.org/event/shorts-program-3-new-york-shorts/
  • March 02, 2017</strong> - We are front page on AFROPUNK! Follow the link to read about the Winter Metal Mania festival in Botswana.
  • February 23, 2017 - ṢOJU is a winner! Click to read more about the winners of the BWC: 2017 Black Future Month Afrofuturism Film Competition.
  • December 23, 2016 - Happy New Year!
  • September 13, 2016 - Check out our first newsletter here.
Events/Screenings
Screening: West African Film Festival - Houston, Texas

February 11, 2017

west african film festival

Screening: Black World Cinema AfroFuturism Film Competition - Chicago, Illinois

February 23, 2017

Screening: African Film Festival New York - New York, New York

May 08, 2017

Screening: The African Film Festival - Dallas, Texas

July 2, 2017 

Screening: New York Lift-Off Online Film Festival - Worldwide

June 19th-24th, 2017

 NY Lift Off Laurel

SEMI-FINALIST: ATLANTA DOCUFEST - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

September 8 - September 10, 2017

SCREENING: SILICON VALLEY AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL - SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

September 29 - October 2, 2017

SCREENING: EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - LAGOS, NIGERIA

October 23-28, 2017

SCREENING: CANVAS INSTITUTE - STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK

February 24, 2018

SCREENING: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY - NEW YORK, NEW YORK

April 12, 2018 

SCREENING: AFRICAN ARTISTS' FOUNDATION - LAGOS, NIGERIA

June 2, 2018

 

AAF

SCREENING: MADRID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - MADRID, SPAIN

July 21-28, 2018

SCREENING: INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL - MANCHESTER, VERMONT

October 10-14, 2018

SCREENING: DENTON BLACK FILM FESTIVAL - DENTON, TEXAS

January 23, 2019

SCREENING: STATEN ISLAND ARTS - STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK

February 9-10, 2019