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Babymother (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Musical  -  11 September 1998 (UK)
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A single mother determined to make it as a singer puts together an all girl reggae group named Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie with her friends. Living in a housing project with little support, the... See full summary »


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A young black woman in England becomes increasingly frustrated with her life with her lazy, demanding boyfriend, and with the help of friends seeks something better.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita - the Babymother
Byron - her Babyfather
Sharon - Her Bestfriend
Jocelyn Jee Esien ...
Yvette - her other best friend (as Jocelyn Esien)
Luther - the don
Tameka Empson ...
Dionne - her rival
Diane Bailey ...
Bee - the promoter
Caesar - Sharon's guy
Andrea Francis ...
Yvette's Sister
Anton Rice ...
Saffron Lashley ...
Corinne Skinner-Carter ...
Edith - Mother
Suzette Llewellyn ...
Rose - her sister
Buckley Ranks ...
Bushman ...
DJ on Radio


A single mother determined to make it as a singer puts together an all girl reggae group named Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie with her friends. Living in a housing project with little support, the odds are obviously against her. Emotionally she struggles too as she learns at her mother's death that her actual mother is the woman she had thought was her older sister. With the help of a female agent, the group starts to get some exposure and rises above their setting. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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From Ragga to Riches


Drama | Musical

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Rated R for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »


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11 September 1998 (UK)  »

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A kismama  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)

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Anjela Lauren Smith is outstanding as Babymother Anita.
24 April 2000 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

New talent Anjela Lauren Smith shines in this story of a young woman struggling with the trials of motherhood and establishing herself as a dancehall diva. This film comments on the black community and its attitude to women. While women often are left to raise children on their own, they are revered for this. But when Anita and her girlfriends decide to launch themselves on the ragga dancehall scene they have a tough time being taken seriously by the men not least Anita's Babyfather played by Will Johnson. There are some talented players in this picture not least the captivating Anjela Lauren Smith.

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