By Ronke Asagun
Lokoja – An artist and movie producer, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, is set to release a movie, titled: ”Legend of Inikpi”, on Jan. 24.
According to a statement by Johnson-Okojie in Lokoja, the movie will be shown in all cinemas nationwide.
Johnson-Okojie, a former Senior Special Assistant to Kogi State Governor on Entertainment, Arts and Culture, said that the Legend of Inikpi was the third major project she executed within her short stay as the SSA to Gov. Yahaya Bello.
She said majority of the movie acts were sourced from the summit she organized on entertainment, arts and culture followed by a talent hunt across the state, when she was the SSA to Gov. Bello.
The ‘Legend of Inikpi’, which was directed by Ace Movie Director, Frank Rajah Arase, was a story of the Igala Princess Warrior, Princess Inikpi Oma Ufedo, who offered herself to be buried alive in the bid to secure victory for her land against the Benin Kingdom.
The Inikpi role was played by Naoma Ameh, one of the talents sourced at the Idah edition of the talent hunt project in the state.
Other big names in the movie are Sam Dede, Paul Obazele, Odunlade Adekola, Saheed Balogun, and Mercy Johnson Okojie herself.