As a follow-up to the success of the 2016 blockbuster 76, the team of Adonis Production led by the Chairman, Prince Tonye Princewill, has visited what seems to be the most dangerous spot in Nigeria, to look at the state of affairs in the North East and bring the story of the people to the world.
In partnership with the Nigerian Army, Silverbird Productions and Princewill’s Trust, this daring project is set to raise the bar yet again with a story of love versus hate and what it means to be a Nigerian.
This was made public by Princewill on his arrival at the Maiduguri airport. The team, which included the CEO, Adonijah Owiriwa, and the Director, Izu Ojukwu were also guests at a cocktail hosted by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, where the heads of all divisions and top military personnel in the Army were able to sit and screen 76 to very critical acclaim. In the words of Gen. Buratai, this was a “proper reflection of life in the barracks way back then and a good example of why soldiers need to remain soldiers. Steadfast and loyal to the cause.”
At a breakfast strategy meeting for the new film, with the Chief of Training and Operations, Gen. D D Ahmadu, the Theater Commander, Gen Leo Irabor, and the Chief of Civil Military affairs, Maj Gen Angbazzo, modalities to ensure Nigerians and the world would get an honest and true picture of events was put in place. Principal photography is expected to begin later in the year.
In a related development, 76 has just smashed Box Office records as the all time highest earning Nollywood movie on DStv Box Office ever and does now appear to prove that Nollywood is well and truly reconfirming its place in the continent. This feat comes despite limiting its showing from the lucrative SA market. Unconfirmed reports have it that it is the highest ever.
Other titles in their stable are about to be brought out for SVOD, VOD and Pay TV rights amongst others. They include Nnenda(2008) directed by Izu Ojukwu and starring Stephanie Okereke, Ramsey Nouah, Francis Duru and Van Vicker; Kajola (2010) directed by Niyi Akinmolayan and starring Desmond Elliot, Keira Hewatch and the new, much talked about and yet to be released Valour with a stellar cast also directed by Niyi Akinmolayan.