Expectant mum and Nollywood star Mercy Johnson Okojie releases the trailer for her forthcoming movie “The Legend of Inikpi” set to hit cinemas from January 24th, 2020.
The historical drama is set in the ancient Kingdom of Igala and Bini.
‘The Legend of Inikpi’ tells a tale of two kingdoms on the brink of war. When the Oracle informs King Attah of Igala Kingdom of the human sacrifice demanded by the gods, the king plunges into despair; haunted by the ghosts of his past, this is a sacrifice he is not prepared to give.
Beloved of her father King Attah Ayegba, Mercy Johnson’s ‘The Legend of Inikpi’ is the true story of revered Igala princess ‘Inikpi Oma Ufedo Baba’ who choose to give her life for the freedom of her homeland.
The film was directed by Frank Rajah Arase and features Nollywood heavyweights including Mercy Johnson Okojie, Sam Dede, Odunlade Adekola, Saidi Balogun, Paul Obazele and others.
Mercy Johnson Okojie stars as Queen Omele, Sam Dede as Attah Ayegba (king of Igala kingdom), Paul Obazele as Oba Esigie of the Bini Kingdom while Odunlade Adekola co-stars as Prince Attah Ayegba, Saidi Balogun as the Oracle of Igala kingdom with Nancy Ameh as the titular Princess Inikpi.