The short film “ASÉ” provides a conceptual glimpse at historical fantasy television series currently in development,set in ancient West Africa.

Online PR News – 14-August-2014 – LOS ANGELES, Calif. – On August 26, 2014, Nappy Nation Media Productions Ltd. will premier its independent short film “AŞÉ” [pronounced Ah-­sheh] to an international audience. Set in pre-colonial West Africa, AŞÉ is the story of three ordinary teens on a seemingly ordinary day, who have a not-­so-ordinary run-in with a dark and evil spirit known as Elemosho. AŞÉ introduces the viewer to the ancient world of Oyo, heartland of the growing Yoruba empire, where mystical experiences are common and supernatural forces are always at play.

Members of the media are invited to contact Nappy Media for a sneak peek at AŞÉ available on Friday, August 22, 2014, prior to the worldwide release. A behind-­the-scenes interview with the director and producers can be found at:

AŞÉ was shot on location in Ogbomoso(Oyo State, Southwestern Nigeria) and Abuja (Northern Nigeria) in May 2014, and features a transatlantic cast and crew of African American and continental African filmmakers. Written and produced by husband-­wife team Arias R. Williams and Adeola Adeseun (Nigeria and Los Angeles); Directed and produced by Nabila Lester (Los Angeles); Produced by Olabode Ogundipe (Nigeria); Produced by Saddi Khali (New Orleans).

About Nappy Nation Media Productions Ltd.:

Nappy Nation Media Productions Ltd.(also known as “Nappy Media”) is a Nigeria-­based film and television production company committed to using media to re-­imagine, re- tell, and re-­present the African story. Nappy Media is currently developing a historical fantasy genre epic television series, based on the same primary characters. Keep up with Nappy Media online at and on Facebook and Twitter at and, respectively. @NAPPYMEDIA #ASE #UNTOLDEPIC