Movie News Feature By Gordon Radley : Senior Global News & Social Affairs Editor – Hollywood London : http://www.radleycorp.com
It has been announced today that award winning marketing and events company EMC3 (http://www.emc3nigeria.com) , have been formally engaged to handle the International Marketing, Publicity and Global Promotional Campaign for “’76 the Movie” – a US$3 million period dramatization.
This wonderfully brave production is a pulsating love story embedded in treachery, deceit, patriotism and faith. Set in Ibadan, Nigeria, against the backdrop of transition and the struggle for political stability. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with 175 million people, whose major languages include English (official), Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa along with numerous indigenous dialects, Christianity and Islam being the main religions.
February 13, 1976 was a black Friday that Nigerians will never forget. The nation was rocked by the news of the assassination of General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, the beloved Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. He was killed along with his Aide de Camp, Lieutenant Akintunde Akinshehinwa on his way to the Mosque. Colonel Ibrahim Taiwo, the military Governor of Kwara State and a number of other officers were also killed. Lieutenant Colonel Buka Suka Dimka played a leading role in the failed military coup against the government. Over 30 conspirators were executed on March 11, 1976 at Bar Beach, Victoria Island, but Dimka was publicly executed on May 15, 1976 at the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison in Lagos.
“’76 the Movie”, which recently had the full approval and endorsement of the Nigerian Army and the Muhammed family is set during this era of military assassinations and political unrest in Nigeria. It comes 40 years after the actual events, and follows four years of work by the multi award winning Director Izu Ojukwu and the production teams of Adonis Productions and Princewill’s Trust.
The film stars renowned and notable Nollywood megastars Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Ibinabo Fiberesinma, Ada Ofoegbu, Daniel K Daniel (2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Best Actor Winner) and a host of other rising stars. At the centre of this romantic thriller is the charismatic, ‘Captain Joseph Dewa’, indicted by the military for his alleged role in the coup. According to its Director Izu Ojukwu, “It’s actually a story told from a dual point of view – from the soldier’s patriotic perspective and from that of the officer’s wife.” The film celebrates the strongest of human values: courage, loyalty, patience, trust and sacrifice.
The international promotional campaign looks to bring this powerful, heart wrenching and dynamic movie (whilst lending some considerable knowledge of these historic events) to a global audience as well as a new generation of film lovers.
Executive Producers Prince Tonye Princewill and Adonijah Owiriwa at a press briefing to unveil the new http://www.76themovie.com website and introduce the new marketing team confessed that paying attention to detail came at a big price. “…And since the money was raised from within, we took our time. In the end, we are glad we did. ’76 the Movie is coming at the best time and it appears from initial feedback, that the wait was well worth it”, Adonijah said.
The movie is currently on a tour of educational institutions and select private screenings after which it is due to be released at the end of the year. Visit the website for details or follow 76 the movie on all social media platforms.
VIEW THE TRAILER HERE : https://youtu.be/AkVPKe5q6IM
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