‘4th Republic,’ a movie directed by Ishaya Bako, an award-winning Nigerian film director and screenwriter, had it’s premiere on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at IMAX, Filmhouse cinemas in Lekki, Lagos.
The premiere played out the election theme with PVCs, ballot boxes, and election staff as ushers. With a dress code themed ‘Your Excellency,’ the stars and guests explored the inauguration-themed dress code in full force.
The movie plot mimics Nigeria’s current political situation; a presidential election marred by allegations of rigging, pockets of violence across the country and an aggrieved presidential candidate, in court for his mandate.
Members of the cast and crew; Kate Henshaw, Enyinna Nwigwe, Linda Ejiofor-Suleiman, Sani Muazu, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Bimbo Manuel, Yakubu Mohammed were joined by star guests Sola Sobowale, Waje, Tope Oshin,Chigul, Omojuwa, Kehinde Bankole, Linda Osifo, Lilian Afegbai, Denrele Edun and many more who were in attendance at the Sunday night premiere.
The film which is funded by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) will premiere in Abuja on April 11th at the Dunes centre.
4th Republic is also expected to be out on April 12 across Nigerian cinemas nationwide.
Here are some photos from the event:
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