The new Netflix Naija movie Citation, directed by renowned Nigerian filmmaker Kunle Afolayan and written by Tunde Babalola, focuses on the life of Moremi (played by first-time actress Temi Otedola Billionaire heiress ), a young postgraduate student at Obafemi Awolowo University who gets sexually assaulted by her professor.
She meets Professor Lucien N’Dyare (Jimmy Jean Louis), a charismatic and calculating serial abuser, who attempts to rape Moremi after he had managed to get close to her and lured her away from those who were closest to her.
The new Netflix Naija movie Citation is said to have been inspired by real life events. Citation sees Moremi in the process of convincing her university’s senate tribunal of the truth of her story.
It takes a deep and necessary bite at Nigeria’s longstanding culture of sex for grades, sexual assault and the illicit sexual relations encouraged and facilitated by university lecturers.
It also takes a critical look at systems of accountability and what it would mean for survivors of sexual assault, if they worked as they should.
This is much more than any Nollywood movie has attempted to do.