Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Mercy Johnson Okojie, is set to release her first produced full-length movie which will be running on the cinemas in two different locations. Nigerian and Ghanaian cinemas on January 24.
The actress who announced the date for the cinema viewing sounds excited getting the project done as it poses to bring originality and cultural value and recognition of heritage to the people. The actress also shared a post on her Instagram, while announcing the date of it’s viewing on cinema , she had wrote;
“Guess what I found at the cinema??!!! People o, my first ever film production ‘The Legend of Inikpi’ @thelegendofinikpi is out in a cinema near you from the 24th of January 2020!!! Send this to a friend and ask them to tell a friend”
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The movie, ‘The Legend of Inikpi’, which premieres on January 19, is set in the ancient Bini and Igala Kingdoms. It is based on the true story of revered Igala princess ‘Inikpi Oma Ufedo Baba’ who chose to give her life for the freedom of her homeland, the movie shows two great kingdoms on the brink of war. When the Oracle informs King Attah of Igala Kingdom of the human sacrifice demanded by the gods, the king plunges into despair, haunted by the ghosts of his past; this is a sacrifice he is not prepared to give.
“I believe I’ve been called to tell Nigerian stories,” said Mercy Johnson, who produced the movie.
“From the feedback we have so far, people are ready to know more about our culture and our past. It’s an honour to be the vessel to tell these stories.”
The movie stars Mercy Johnson Okojie as Queen Omele, Sam Dede as Attah Ayegba (king of Igala kingdom), Paul Obazele as Oba Esigie of the Bini Kingdom while Odunlade Adekola co-stars as Prince Attah Ayegba, Saidi Balogun as the Oracle of Igala kingdom with newcomer Nancy Ameh as the titular Princess Inikpi.
‘The Legend of Inikpi’ was directed by Frank Rajah.