Emem Isong’s movie, Ayamma, set for December premiere

Ayamma, a new Nollywood film by popular Nigerian producer and director, Emem Isong-Amadi, is set for release across cinemas come December 23.

As a buildup to the grand release, an exclusive screening of the movie was held at Silverbird Galleria in Lagos last weekend.

It had the likes of Majid Mitchel, Adesua Etomi, Wale Ojo, Emem Isong, Jonathan Ben-Bruce, Theresa Edem and officials from Bank of Industry in attendance.

The film, which is a Royal Arts Academy production, in conjunction with Bank of Industry, is promoted as a magical story of love, treachery, lust and revenge, all entwined in the beauty of music and dance.

Set in a fictitious village somewhere in Ibibio land in Akwa Ibom State, Ayamma tells the story of Ihuoma (played by 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 could 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 Daraima, and who would stop at nothing to secure her rightful place as his bride.

Set in the lush, green fertile land of Akwa Ibom, Ayamma is a sweeping epic that transports us into a magical world of music, dance and drama.

Directed by Chris Eneaji, the movie stars some of the biggest names in Nollywood like Wale Ojo, Majid Michel, Adesua Etomi, Theresa Edem, Ime Bishop Umoh, Moses Armstrong, Ekere Ekanga and many more.

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Jayne Augoye is an assistant editor and covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for PREMIUM TIMES. She has a master’s degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. Twitter@jaynejones

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