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Credited cast:
Osita Iheme ...
Mirror Boy
Fatima Jabbe ...
Edward Kagutuzi ...
Miss Nugent
Peter Halpin ...
PC Andrews
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aisha Barry ...
Rohey Camara ...
Third Journalist
Victor Carvalho ...
Felix Ceesay ...
Police Sergeant
Momodu Musa Ceesay ...
Ballam Musa
Ify Chukwu ...
Police Officer
Michael Dara ...
Neton De Bandiem ...
Coronation Dancer
Kalilu Drammeh ...
Second Tribal Warrior


The Mirror Boy is a mystical journey through Africa, seen through the eyes of a 12 year old boy, Tijan. After a London street fight, in which a local boy is hurt, Tijan's mother decides to take him back to their roots, to Gambia. On their arrival in Banjul, Tijan encounters a strange apparition, a boy smiling at him in a mirror and vanishing. Seeing the same boy in a crowded street market the next day sets in motion a chain of events, with Tijan finding himself lost. While Tijan's panic-stricken mother struggles to find her son, Tijan is left alone in the company of the enigmatic Mirror Boy, seemingly only visible to him. After a bruising spiritual rite of passage, The Mirror Boy takes Tijan on a mystical journey, but not all is what it seems. Written by Obi Emelonye

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Mirror Boy nominated for 3 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) 2011. Edward Kagutuzi won an AMAA for his performance in the Mirror Boy and nominated for Pan-African actor of the year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards in New York 2011. See more »

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A great children movie
29 March 2014 | by (another heavenly world) – See all my reviews

I think the Mirror Boy is a great children movie, simple in spirit, yet powerful, effective and well performed. It may seem almost nothing takes place in the adventure, but the spiritual concepts developed throughout are interesting and deep. It's truly a journey of initiation into the culture of the ancestors.

The soundtrack is awesome, varied and rich, quite appealing and also bridging tradition and contemporary concepts! For me the best performance is from Osita Iheme as the Mirror Boy.

This was my introduction to Nollywood cinema and I loved it. Will be looking for more Nigerian movies.

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