The story of A Boy and His Dream is being made into a documentary for Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and the International Film Festival.
While Sunny Akhigbe was beginning his life in1973 in Nigeria, his parents' relationship was ending. He was separated from his mother and was not allowed to see his birth father. As a result of his parent's failed relationship, he was left with his grandparents to seek out a living situation in a small village. From a very young age, he was dealt a tough life.
From being ostracized by a polygamist family, suffering from extreme poverty, hunger, and homelessness to being abused, Sunny shares the painful struggles he endured and how he overcame all of these challenges in the book, A Boy and His Dream.
Thankfully his elders imparted important lessons that Sunny took to heart, including the message that he was in charge of his destiny.
Learning by trial and error and with guidance from God, Sunny explains how he became educated, earned multiple degrees, and immigrated to the United States. A Boy and His Dream Production will be narrating the story of A Boy and His Dream, a man who has come a long way from being an abused little boy in Nigeria. After the documentary is complete, we will be working on a future movie.
Our main goal with this documentary is to emphasize that poverty still plagues the children of Nigeria today. This documentary will put the viewer in Sunny's shoes and show them the world from his perspective.
Our second goal is to inspire our audience to persevere through their hardships through Sunny's example.
There were many times when he wanted to give up and almost did, but he kept pushing and surviving until he could accomplish his dream.
Proceeds from this documentary and the following movie will fund our future projects to
1. Install 100 playgrounds in Nigerian villages to benefit underprivileged children
2. Help fund our Scholarship program here in Chicago to sponsor 100 students to college
3. Help sponsor our empowerment speaking engagements in 1,000 schools in Chicagoland and Indiana
4. Help fund sustainable school and educational materials for underprivileged children in Nigeria and Chicagoland )
Please help us to raise $120,000.00 for this documentary.
1. 27 scholarships awarded over the past 5 years
2. 56 schools visited to inspire and empower the youths
3. Over 30 students have been assigned to mentored and companies for future career placements
4. We have helped over 10 families to create achieved health and wellness goals to help prevent obesity rate in Chicagoland
In Nigeria in Africa.
1. We Successfully installed 3 large playgrounds
2. We have giving out over 120.000.00 meals, Rice and veggies to help reduce hunger issues In Nigeria
3. We have successfully giving out over 75,000.00 school materials to help youth stay in school in those villages in Nigeria