Film screening with Juba Music: Fresh and highly relevant, “Assurance“, is the must-see, new documentary by British-Nigerian DJ Juba. Now living in Berlin, Juba’s cross-cultural background is there for all to hear in her vibrant music. Impassioned by the lack of representation for, and struggles faced by, female DJs, Juba travels to Nigeria to seek out new perspectives on the gender debate in music. There she meets with various local female DJs and presents their experiences and views on the intersection of music and gender. Not to be missed, come along on Thursday 12th to watch the film with Juba herself. Following the film, Juba will hold a Q&A and play a set for the enjoyment of all present. Drinks and snacks will, of course, be on offer as well. So come and dive into an evening full of female power, stunning content, insights and amazing dance music.
‘Assurance’ is about the obstacles faced by female DJs in Nigeria and beyond, and their defiant navigation of these issues.
The documentary was birthed out of British-Nigerian DJ Juba’s pursuit for new perspectives in the gender debate. This curiosity led her to Nigeria, where she connected with three DJs: Sensei Lo, DJ Yin and DJ Ayizan in order to get an insight into their experiences in the context of Lagos.
Despite already being familiar with the impact of gender roles and patriarchy in Nigeria, immersing herself in the worlds of the three Lagosian women, enabled Juba to explore the ramifications of societal expectations and judgements in greater depth.
At times frustrating, other times uplifting and everything in between, the stories in ‘Assurance’ present a different set of intersections related to the discourse on gender inequality in the music industry. They challenge, widen and enrich the current conversation that Juba has been privy to, one in which African voices have been conspicuously silent, or more accurately- silenced.
Schedule for a night of Juba Music:
18:30 – Admission
19:00 – Film presentation & screening
20:00 – Juba DJ-set