Tragedy strikes for happily married newlyweds Pabi and Jimah when a domestic accident involving hot oil leaves his face horrifically disfigured with second degree burns. Jimah struggles to accept that he is irrevocably scarred and the devoted loving husband that she once knew is emerges angry and abusive monster, seemingly intent on driving her away.
This Nollywood goes Hollywood movie definitely looks like it is going to be one to watch out for and starring Nollywood’s very own Yemi Blaq! Goooo Yemi! African Academy Award-nominee Leila Djansi’s much anticipated movie “Sinking Sands,” starring Jimmy Jean-Louis, introducing Ama K. Abebrese, and Yemi Blaq. The film tells the story of a couple, Jimah (Jean-Louis) and Pabi (Abebrese) in a loving marriage which turns into one of violence and abuse when Jimah becomes disfigured in a domestic accident.
Ifeoma is a tomboy and dressing like and acting like a man is getting her into serious trouble at home. On one occasion she is beat up by a guy who sees her out with her sister Imelda. She bumps into this guy by accident and a fight ensues because he has been trying to toast Imelda and feels that Ifeoma is cockblocking. On another occasion their house is stoned by thugs and it appears to be Ifeoma’s fault, although that is never made clear why. Her mother becomes sick with stress and worry and so plans to marry her off as quickly as possible.