A thought – provoking art and documentary feature exploring identity, heritage, mental health, motherhood/family, LGBTQIA+ and climate change. A raw depiction of the lives and experiences of seven Black women from across the African diaspora, narrated in their native mother-tongue of Swahili, Yoruba, Igbo, Italian, Spanish, Swati, LesothoKikuyu and Patois, with English subtitles


Director                        Chin We

Starring                        Adaeze Ihebom

                                     Elsie Kibue-Ngare

                                     Theodorah Ndlovu

                                     Wamaitha Ng’ang’a

                                     Chisara Agor

                                     Ibidola Sogbesan

                                     Rethabile Melato


                                        Leah Njeri Ng’ang’a (RIP)

                                     Penninah Waithira Ng’ang’a

                                     G. Ng’ang’a

                                     Laban Ng’ang’a

                                     Dumisani Magagula

                                     Khai Mbugua

                                     Makena Mbugua



Editor                           Jake Sidwell

Online Editor                Nathan Rushby-Jones

Colourist                      Ella Soyrl

Audio                           Danny Finn

                                    Rebecca Smith


Production                   Chinwe Art 

Post Production Company   Platform Post Production London




12 October 2023 (United Kingdom)

Nwanyịbụife went on a limited release in selected cinemas in the UK 




Nwanyịbụife (English: Nwanyibuife) translates as women are valuable, women as bearers of treasures, women are worthy/have inestimable value i.e pricelessness. women are illuminators, that enlighten/bring light to communities. Nwanyịbụịfe is a female name from the Igbo people of South Eastern Nigeria

Country of Origin – United Kingdom 

Filming Locations/Countries – London, Welwyn Garden City,  England. Murang’a, Kenya. Montego Bay, Jamaica

Nwanyịbụife was considered for a nomination in six categories  for the 2024 BAFTA film Awards 

Nwanyịbụife was one of the remarkable British Films in foreign language shortlisted by BAFTA  for the United Kingdom submission for consideration for the International Feature Award at the 2024 Academy Awards (The Oscars)
















  1. Bridget
    October 12, 2022 / 8:08 am

    I look forward to watching this film, one day soon.

    Congratulations Chin We

    • Chin We
      October 12, 2022 / 8:36 am

      Thank you so much Bridget. The film will be out in Spring 2023. Will keep you posted with updates and announcements x

  2. October 14, 2022 / 12:23 pm

    Congratulations! I look forward to watching your film.

    Thanks for your great work in telling our stories.

    Mary O.

    • Chin We
      October 14, 2022 / 12:36 pm

      Thank you so much for your words of encouragement x

  3. Samnik Mbomboue Pona
    October 16, 2022 / 12:45 pm

    Congratulations. Great work with quality. In hurry to watch…
    All the Best

    • Chin We
      October 16, 2022 / 2:30 pm

      Thank you so much

  4. Funke Adeleke
    October 19, 2022 / 9:52 am

    This is exactly the sort of film I want to see more of. I’m interested in seeing and hearing these women’s stories on screen because I want to know how other women of colour live and survive in other parts of the world from their own mouths.
    When women get to tell their own stories, there is power in owning and sharing their stories, experiences and having the platform to use their voices. These women expressing themselves in their own native tongue makes this stand out from other similar films that have been made and gives it authenticity.

    • Chin We
      October 19, 2022 / 9:57 am

      Thank you so much. I appreciate your words of encouragement x

  5. Odenigbo Chidi Anyaeche
    April 11, 2023 / 2:44 am

    Looking forward to the full release.

    Congratulations! Chi Nwe

    • admin
      April 14, 2023 / 8:43 am

      Thank you so much OCA for the words of encouragement always x

  6. Nnenna
    July 12, 2023 / 3:44 pm

    I can’t wait to see this! Well done to you👏

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