Posted by News Express | 18 July 2021 | 326 times
West Africa’s leading film company, FilmOne Entertainment, on Saturday announced that celebrated feature film, ’76, will be available to audiences worldwide on the global streaming service, Netflix, from August 4, 2021. Produced by Adonis Production & Princewills Trust, ’76 was originally released in Nigerian cinemas in 2016.
The film is set six years after the Nigerian civil war and tells the story of Joseph Dewa, a young military officer from the Middle Belt, who gets into a romantic relationship with an O-level student, Suzy, from the South-eastern region. However, their relationship is strained by constant military postings and Suzy’s family, who would not tolerate a relationship with Joseph’s people. In a series of events that unfold amid betrayal from a close friend, Joseph is falsely accused of being a co-conspirator of the unsuccessful 1976 military coup that ultimately led to the assassination of General Murtala Mohammed. Proving his innocence and securing his release became dependent on the bravery of his pregnant wife.
The film stars multi-award-
Co-founders of Filmhouse Group (owners of FilmOne Entertainment), Kene Okwuosa and Moses Babatope, are excited about the acquisition and described the film as a model for the region. “We are happy to be part of such a remarkable
The duo also maintained that
Producers, Adonijah Owiriwa and Tonye Princewill issued a joint statement, expressing their hope that the deal would be the first amongst many, “proving once again that Nollywood is a powerhouse, not only for Africa but the world. We have always been very selective about our projects and this deal is evidence that good things happen to those who wait and pay attention to detail,” they said.
According to director Izu Ojukwu, seeing ’76 reach a global audience is a dream come true, “My team and I poured our heart and soul into the making of
’76 will be available to Netflix’s subscribers globally, from August 4, 2021.
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