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Ireti Doyle And Sola Sobowale Fearlessly Fought Against Women’s Oppression In New Movie ‘1929’

   

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We are excited to know that the Aba’s women riot of 1929 is being made into a movie!

The year 1929 is popularly known for the Aba Women’s Riots. Thousands of Igbo women were gathered to challenge British authority and also protest against oppressive tax collectors. The two months of protest, led by an elderly woman, Nwanyeruwa and her four friends, brought about a lot of changes in the administration of colonial system.

90 years after this historic event, we will have the chance to see how these women fought for themselves, their families and the society at large.

The movie features Sola Sobowale and Ireti Doyle, two powerful women known in the industry for their fierceness and how they pour themselves into any work of art they are involved in.

With the aim to educate the younger generation, the movie will be in cinemas on the 19th of April.

Watch the teaser here

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Mary Dolapo Omowumi

    Mary Dolapo Omowumi

    February 10, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Wonder Women ✋

  2. Eberu Precious Abuto

    Eberu Precious Abuto

    February 10, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Women power

  3. Cherry Betty

    Cherry Betty

    February 10, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    This is what Nigeria needs.

  4. Dindu Favour

    Dindu Favour

    February 10, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Unfortunately since it’s associated with Igbo’s, no one will talk about it

    • Roselyn Godwin

      Roselyn Godwin

      February 10, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      Yea because Igbo’s talk a lot for everyone.

    • Uche Odiliora

      Uche Odiliora

      February 11, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      The main protagonist/heroine in the movie ought to be Igbo, my opinion pls

  5. Edah Voke

    Edah Voke

    February 10, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    They could have used Igbo actresses

    • Roselyn Godwin

      Roselyn Godwin

      February 10, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      They are actresses. They could be fulanis and still act Igbo. That’s what acting is.

    • Edah Voke

      Edah Voke

      February 10, 2019 at 9:37 pm

      Oh please shut up

    • Edah Voke

      Edah Voke

      February 10, 2019 at 9:38 pm

      Have you seen Igbo actresses take up major roles in films portraying Yoruba culture

    • Edah Voke

      Edah Voke

      February 10, 2019 at 9:39 pm

      If it just about acting then y’all wouldn’t be so pressed when African American actors play roles relating to Africans e.g Will Smith in Concussion

    • Edah Voke

      Edah Voke

      February 10, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      And am sure the accents would be terrible

    • Christiana Orji

      Christiana Orji

      February 11, 2019 at 12:47 am

      Edah Voke this is uncalled for

    • Uche Odiliora

      Uche Odiliora

      February 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm

      Christiana Orji, that’s not true. Edah Voke is so right that the movie might not sell enough as anticipated. Where’s the respect accorded to the origins of the story hmmm?
      Infact it feels insulting biko

    • Roselyn Godwin

      Roselyn Godwin

      February 12, 2019 at 5:41 am

      you seem to think your opinion here matters. News flash, it doesn’t. The accents will be terrible? You’re only typing here and my ears are bleeding from how horrible your accent is.
      If an Igbo director had thought of it, maybe Igbo actresses will be acting it but y’all haven’t had any original idea since ever, (go to aba for confirmation)
      You’re always waiting for someone else to start something and then go ahead and complain about it.
      If it sells it sells, if it doesnt, it doesn’t, just shut the fuck up and think of an idea that is all your own.

  6. Ngozi Bridget Emelike

    Ngozi Bridget Emelike

    February 10, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Where is Mama Gee and the rest?.

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