RELEASED: October 2020
A Prophet Who Loved Her
It is 1980 in Brixton. Racial tensions between the black youth and the police is reaching breaking point.
Esther, a bisexual Nigerian girl with a beautiful voice and Elijah, the proud Yoruba son of a Pastor, fall in love, as they grow up together in Brixton until Elijah unexpectedly ends their relationship in 1990. Heartbroken, Esther travels to America to pursue her music career.
Eighteen years later.
Esther, now a disillusioned and retired R’N’B singer, returns to Brixton to find her missing, abusive father who has fled Nigeria under mysterious circumstances. By chance, she reunites with Elijah, now a Husband, Finance Director and Senior Pastor, struggling to eradicate the homophobia in his church while his marriage slowly deteriorates.
Together, Elijah and Esther unravel the tragic circumstances behind Esther’s father’s disappearance. Soon their rekindled friendship morphs into a deeply emotional and intensely sexual affair, forcing them to question the life choices they have made, the dreams they have pursued and to ask themselves:
Can love conquer all?
Interwoven with key events in South London that shaped Black British history during the 80s and shedding light on Nigeria’s devastating exploitation of its own people, A Prophet Who Loved Her is an entertaining, emotional and thought-provoking tale of love, sexual identity, heritage, racism and religion.