Watch the teaser for LIONS of 76 Nollywood movie - starring Ramsey Noah, Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberisima, Chidi Mokeme, Memry Savanhu, Adonijah Owiriwa, Daniel K. Daniel, Nelly Ekwereogu and Shuaibu Ebenehi Adams.
LIONS OF 76 (aka 76), an African movie; is a military biopic, centered around the happenings after the 1976 coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed. It focuses on the life of an officer who is “indicted wrongfully” and the story is woven around his wife. In the words of Izu Ojukwu, “it’s a story told from a dual point of view – from the soldier’s patriotic perspective and from that of the officer’s wives.
RetrospectiveOnline.com says: Set in the 70′s, the film was shot in Ibadan, Oyo State and focuses on the life of an officer who is wrongly indicted by the military. According to the movie director Ojukwu, “it’s a story told from a dual point of view – from the soldier’s patriotic perspective and from that of the officer’s wives.” Ojukwu also makes clear who the film pays homage to – the real patriarchs of ’76 “As far as I’m concerned, the wives are the real soldiers,…they are the ones who suffer from whatever decisions their husbands make—whether on the battlefield or within their office complexes.”