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The Legend Of Inikpi set to hit cinemas

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Mercy Johnson on set

Nollywood star, Mercy Johnson Okojie, has released the trailer for her first produced full-length feature, The Legend of Inikpi, which will premiere on January 19 and hit cinemas across Nigeria and Ghana on January 24.

Set in the ancient kingdoms of Igala and Bini, the film tells the story of two 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. The story also tells of the revered Igala princess ‘Inikpi Oma Ufedo Baba’ who chooses to give her life for the freedom of her homeland.

According to the producer, “I believe I’ve been called to tell Nigerian stories. 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 film features a stellar cast of actors such as, 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. Frank Rajah directs the film.

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