Daniel Oriahi’s Film ” The Weekend” Programmed for Tribeca Film Festival 2024

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The Tribeca Film Festival, renowned for celebrating independent filmmakers, has programmed The Weekend, a film directed by Daniel Oriahi. 

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The film The Weekend boasts a cast including Aniunoh, Bucci Franklin, Meg Otanwa, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Gloria Anozie-Young, and Damilola Ogunsi. It follows the journey of a young woman who, orphaned in her upbringing, yearns for the embrace of a loving family.

Engaged to be married, she eagerly visits her fiancé’s family for the first time, initially charmed by their apparent perfection. However, her discovery of a dark secret hidden by the family shatters the illusion, leading to a gripping narrative of uncovering the truth and confronting familial complexities.

The thriller is helmed by Daniel Oriahi and written by Uche Louis Okocha

Key Background

Daniel Oriahi, a Nigerian filmmaker, is the Founder and CEO of House5 Production, headquartered in Lagos. His sophomore feature, Taxi Driver-Oko Ashewo, emerged as the third highest-grossing Nollywood film in Nigerian cinemas in 2015 and earned selection for the prestigious 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Oriahi’s subsequent works, including his second and third feature films, such as Sylvia have further solidified his presence in the industry, with Sylvia now available for streaming on Netflix.


Established in 2003 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, the Tribeca Film Festival holds a special place in the world of cinema. Beyond its glitz and glamour, Tribeca stands as a beacon for independent filmmakers worldwide. Its commitment to showcasing diverse voices and unique storytelling has earned it a reputation as a launchpad for emerging talent.

By selecting The Weekend directed by Daniel Oriahi, for its lineup, Tribeca reaffirms its dedication to supporting independent filmmakers from all corners of the globe. The festival provides a platform where innovative narratives like The Weekend can thrive, offering filmmakers the opportunity to connect with audiences and industry professionals alike.

As The Weekend prepares to make its mark at Tribeca, it joins a prestigious lineup of films that embody the spirit of creativity and originality that define the festival. Previous Nigerian films, such as Nigerian Prince and  The Legend of the Underground have also graced the screens of Tribeca, showcasing the rich tapestry of storytelling from Nigeria’s burgeoning film industry.

In Summary 

The festival is scheduled to take place from June 5 to 16, 2024, in New York City. The screening date for the Nigerian film will be announced shortly. 

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