Netflix has purchased the historic Nigerian film “Amina,” which will release on the streaming platform on November 4, 2021.
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The feature film, directed by Izu Ojukwu (who previously directed the interesting film “76”) and produced by Okechukwu Ogunjiofor, is based on the 16th-century Zazzau empire warrior Queen Amina. “Amina” was shot in Nigeria with post-production in Europe and starred Lucy Ameh, Clarion Chukwura, Ali Nuhu, Magaji Mijinyawa, and others.
It expertly chronicles this exceptional woman’s legendary many lives; the pain and agony caused by betrayal of cherished lovers; the ferocious savagery in the face of all battles and enemies; the cunning manipulation at the will of nobles and sovereigns of kingdoms; and the tender concern for the downtrodden Talakawas or common people.
“The story of the legendary Queen Amina of Zazzau whose daring courage and conviction set loose a series of upheavals that altered the fate of her people in ways that none could have thought possible was delightful and illuminating to film. It remains a peculiarly transformative experience for both our formidable cast and crew, a pleasurable experience you can share in when the film premieres on Netflix on the 4th of November.” Izu Ojukwu said.
Watch the trailer below: