Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson Okojie has just released the trailer for her first produced full length feature ‘The Legend of Inikpi’ - A visual fest of the ancient cultures of the Igala and Bini kingdoms.
Beloved of her father King Attah Ayegba, Mercy Johnson’s ‘The Legend of Inikpi’ is the true story of revered Igala princess ‘Inikpi Oma Ufedo Baba’ who chooses to give her life for the freedom of her homeland.
Set in the ancient Kingdoms of Igala and Bini, The Legend of Inikpi tells the true story of 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.
The much anticipated movie will be in Nigerian and Ghana cinemas on the 24th of January, 2020. The film features a stellar cast of Nollywood heavyweights including Mercy Johnson Okojie, Sam Dede, Odunlade Adekola, Saidi Balogun, Paul Obazele, Nancy Ameh, others. Was directed by Frank Rajah.
In her words: “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 is distributed by Silverbird Film Distribution. Media partners include Pulse, Bella Naija, Legit, Ynaija, Naijaloaded, YabaleftOnline, TVC, Silverbird Television, Goldmyne TV, The Beat 99.9FM, Rhythm FM Ameyaw Debrah, African Movie Channel, Sodas and popcorn, WildFlower PR and Nollywood Reinvented.