A new movie opens a new chapter in the Nigerian filmmaking history as Africa Magic in partnership with Adonis Productions and Princewill’s Trust produces 76, a tale of love, trust, faith and family set against the backdrop of war and nation building.
The movie, 76, comes 40 years after the actual events and follows four years of work by the director, Izu Ojukwu and the production duo of Adonis Productions and Princewill’s Trust.
76 had a 400-member cast with top Nollywood names like including Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Ibinabo Fiberesinma. Others are Ada Ofoegbu, Daniel K Daniel, Memry Savanhu and Nelly Ekwereogu.
Speaking on the movie, the Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said, “76 is an adventurous foray into filmmaking in Nigeria. It’s an exciting, compelling storyline that many Nigerians and indeed Africans will relate with. We at Africa Magic are indeed excited to partner with Adonis Productions and Princewill’s trust in bringing this movie to viewers across Africa.”
Directed by award winning director, Izu Ojukwu, 76 is inspired by events which led up to and followed the botched 1976 coup d’etat, and features real life, archived, actual footage that contributes to the movie’s overall authenticity. The execution of the movie was also done with approval and support from the Nigerian Army.
The movie premieres mid-2016 and thereafter comes to screens across the continent courtesy of Africa Magic.
Speaking on the Nigerian Army’s involvement in the movie, the Chief of Army staff, Major-General Tukur Buratai, said: “The military today is in a very different place from where it was in 1976. As the world has evolved, so have we.