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Babymother (1998)

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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Julian Henriques
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Cast

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

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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

From Ragga to Riches

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Girls
Music and Lyrics by Governor Tiggy, Steven Marsden and Anthony Kelly
Performed by Governor Tiggy
Courtesy of Jet Star Music, Germain Music, Polygram Music and Squad Music
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Fabulous music, costumes, and coming of age.
30 December 2006 | by domkatbSee all my reviews

What a surprise. Jamacain girls live up to their potential. The costumes were outrageous.

The cinematography was beautiful. Highly recommended.

A wonderful coming of age story for twenty-something girls.

The main character is nicknamed Nita for Anita. Her husband wants her to be by his side. He encourages her to sing.

When she finally takes his advice he dogs her out by not letting her sing on stage as promised. She makes many mistakes along the way.

It is an up and down roller coaster ride about love and forgiveness.

It gives a wonderful look at the Jamaican community in London, England I presume.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A kismama See more »

Filming Locations:

Harlesden, London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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