Nollywood Filmmaker Obi Emelonye’s Biopic of IBB – “Badamasi (Portraits of a General)” Trailer Is Here & Looks Promising

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You can say this is the perfect Nollywood movie teaser for Nigerian Independence day, October Ist. Filmmaker, Obi Emelonye is back on the limelight with ‘. The story of how a powerful Army General attempts to guide Nigeria through a viciously strained era in this first of its kind authorised biopic.

Born in a small village in northern Nigeria called Wushishi, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida or IBB as he is fondly called loses both of his parents by the age of 14.

It is his charm and intelligence that would propel him from that inauspicious beginning to the pinnacle of military politics in Africa’s most populous country.

But to fulfil his destiny, Babangida has to survive a brutal civil war, spearhead several successful military coups, escape a few ferocious plots on his own life and confront his deepest fears.

But when fate pitches the General against the will of 150 million tough Nigerians, something has to give. Babangida has won several battles to rule Nigeria for 8 years. However, with the country about to implode, he may have to lose the fight to bring her back from the brink.

After various death threats against the producer, Obi Emelonye, by powerful figures who don’t want the film released, leading to a forced postponement of its cinema release originally slated for 29th November, we bring you an exclusive first look at the movie

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Source: BellaNaija

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