“Ayamma”: Movie featuring Majid Michel, Adesua Etomi, Wale Ojo to debut this Weekend
"Ayamma," an anticipated musical featuring Majid Michel, Adesua Etomi and Wale Ojo will debut this weekend.
Royal Arts Academy in conjunction with Bank of Industry is set to premiere "Ayamma" – a magical story of love, treachery, lust and revenge all entwined in the beauty of music and dance.
"Ayamma," a never-before-seen musical, reminiscent of a Disney movie but laced with the distinct, authentic African flavour, will premiere in cinemas nationwide on Friday, December 23, 2016.
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Set in a fictitious village somewhere in Ibibio land in beautiful Akwa Ibom state, ‘Ayamma’ is the story of Ihuoma, (Adesua Etomi) the poor but beautiful village maiden with the voice of an angel. Her voice coming out of the forest, so haunts Prince Daraima (Wale Ojo) the handsome heir to the throne that he does all he can to reach her so as to claim her hand in marriage.
His efforts are however, constantly thwarted by the envious Princess Ama (Theresa Edem) a princess from a neighbouring village, betrothed to Prince Daraima and who will stop at nothing to secure her rightful place as his bride. All this is played out under the watchful gaze of his younger brother Ekong (Majid Michel) who harbours his own dark secret. "Ayamma" is a sweeping epic that transports us into a magical world of music, dance and drama.
The movie stars Wale Ojo, Majid Michel, Adesua Etomi, Theresa Edem, Ime Bishop Umoh, Moses Armstrong, Ekere Ekanga and many more. Produced by the award winning producer, Emem Isong, who constantly continues to set trends and push the barriers in areas of creativity in film making, Ayamma promises to be a creative feast for all to watch and enjoy.
The movie was directed by ace director, Chris Eneaji, assistant Director was Ansa Kpokpogiri, associate Producer was Misodi Akama, story/screenplay was by Vivian Chiji, director of Photography was Dawid Pietkiewicz, lighting was by Christian Epps and music is by George Nathaniel and Evaezi.
The movie which is a Bank of Industry (BOI) assisted project done in collaboration with Royal Arts Academy, held a private VIP viewing of the movie on the December 13,2016, at Intercontinental Hotel.