With 4th Republic, Kate Henshaw flexes political muscle
All is now set for the release of 4th Republic, which stars Kate Henshaw. Also starring in the political thriller are, Bimbo Manuel, Sani Muazu, Enyinna Nwigwe, Linda Ejiofor and Yakubu Mohammed.
Award-winning director and writer, Ishaya Bako, directs it.According to Henshaw, “what is most significant is the message it carries; we need to stand up for the truth and fight for justice. It’s our duty.”
After her campaign manager, Sikiru (Jide Attah) turns up dead, gubernatorial aspirant Mabel King played by Henshaw challenges the victory of the incumbent, Idris Sani (Sani Mu’azu), in the law court for her mandate. Ike (Eyinna Nwigwe) and Sikiru’s daughter, Bukky (Linda Ejiofor), support King, while Sani’s associate, St. James (Bimbo Manuel) and Ike’s Law School rival, Danladi (Yakubu Mohammed) try to take down witnesses.
The action-packed thriller takes viewers from voting polls marred by violence and rigging to the law court as, King petitions the tribunal for the seat of governor she believes is stolen from her.
Written by Emil B. Garuba and Zainab Omaki, it was co-produced by Griot Studios Ltd and Amateur Heads Productions, with Bem Pever, Bako, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju and Ummi A. Yakubu serving as Producers.
The flick is funded by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). Shot on locations in Abuja, Lokoja and Lagos, it is set for release in cinemas across the country from April 2019 and distributed by FilmOne.