The fragile bond between a young married couple is put to the test when Mohini, who secretly put on a birth control implant after her wedding, has to choose between a prosperous career that she painstakingly built over several years and having a baby, the only thing that her husband, Jaiyeola, has gotten wanted more than to marry her.
This is the plot of “Heaven Baby”, the short film released by The Naked Convos on Thursday, October 8, before this year’s International Day of the Girl. The film, starring Oreka Godis, Ibrahim Suleiman, Dorcas Paul, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi and Jude Okey is another milestone for The Naked Convos (popularly known as TNC), which has been transformed from a chosen destination for young Nigerians to share their thoughts and opinions using articles and short stories for a full-fledged content production and distribution company.
“Heaven Baby” is his second production this year, following the success of his dark and gritty web drama series My Name Is A-Zed. The film, set in the metropolitan city of Lagos, tells the story of the fiercely independent Engr. Mohini Gbadebo and her best friend, Dr. Anita Momoh, in an obvious attempt by TNC to highlight the issues of women, family and career.
In Heaven Baby, the character of Godis, Mohini ends up making a decision to which Adetula added: “At the end of it all, viewers will be wondering if he made the right or wrong decision and we hope this will start conversations on this topic. “
At just over seventeen minutes, the film packs a punch and delivers the quality that fans have come to associate with The Naked Convos productions. Even before its public release, Heaven Baby had been selected to participate in the First-Time Filmmaker and The Lift-Off sessions online short film festivals and is under consideration for many more. Heaven Baby is now streaming on YouTube for everyone.
UNICEF’s International Day of the Girl is celebrated on October 11 each year, and the theme for this year’s celebration is “My voice, our equal future.”