On October 1, 2014, the October 1 film written by Tunde Babalola and directed by Kunle Afolayan was premiered in various cinemas around the nation. The film October 1 is an exceptional work of cinematographic expertise and creativity that is unlikely to be found among typical (conventional) Nollywood cineastes.

This paper is a semiotic analysis of techniques used in the film such as signs, high/low contrast lighting, props, the use of shadows, close-ups, and other camera shots, as well as an awareness of the film’s relationship to other texts and social-historical context. Thus, this paper will aid the understanding of the audience hidden nature and the general significance of the film.