Nollywood Organizes Special Movie Screening For Obasanjo


Nollywood superstars, Rita Domini, Chidi Mokeme and others, who featured in the movie ’76,’ recently gave former President Olusegun Obasanjo, a special screening treat to watch the movie.

’76,’ is a historical creative non-fiction Nollywood drama, which is set in 1976. It is about a soldier who gets accused of being involved in the 1976 unsuccessful military coup.

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The screening was also attended by the director of movie Izu Ojukwu and other casts from the movie. Co-produced by Adonaija Owiriwa, the plot is told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman (Rita Dominic), and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, (Ramsey Nouah).

Screening of 76

Six years after the civil war, a young officer from the middle belt gets entangled in a romantic relationship with a beautiful O-Level student from the Southeastern part of Nigeria.

Their budding romance was almost ruptured by endless military postings. Now heavily pregnant, her walls came crumbling when the news of her husband’s involvement in a botched coup attempt hits the headlines.

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76′ celebrates the quality of the true African woman by exploring the usually invisible pain of a soldier’s wife; it highlights the enduring Nigerian cultural values of courage, resilience, patience, loyalty, faith and family. The movie is visually pure and emotionally engaging.

 76 screening with Obasanjo

Screening of 76

The anticipated movie also stars talented actors like Ibinabo Fiberesima, Memry Savanhu, Adonijah Owuruwa, Daniel K. Daniel, Nelly Ekwereogu and Shuaibu Ebenehi Adams. Olusegun Obasanjo was given the special honor of seeing the movie due to his status as one-time Nigerian Army general (1999 to 2007). Obviously, he can relate to a lot of things captured in the movie.

76 [Watch Trailer]