"Amina" 5 reasons you should be excited about Izu Ojukwu's new movie

The trailer for "Amina" is a showcase of Izu Ojuwku's filmmaking prowess. Here are 5 reasons why you should be excited about it.

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Izu Ojukwu's new film "Amina" play

Izu Ojukwu's new film "Amina"

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Trailers are made to offer viewers a peek at what to expect from a movie. 

The trailer for "Amina" has been released and it's hard not to be excited.

While it may still be a while before "Amina" hits our cinema screens, we already have a long list of reasons why the Izu Ojuwku movie is a must-see.

Here we go;

1. It's Izu Ojukwu


Sometimes, the name attached to a film is enough to get you hyped. From "Sitanda" to "76,"  Ojukwu has created remarkable films. At the core of his films are events and characters that viewers care about.

With his last outing "76," Ojukwu took viewers back to the 70s, sparking a bygone era to life with impressive imagery.

Persistently curious, Ojukwu constantly looks out for the small details that sell the emotion and underlying theme to the audience.

So yes, he is enough reason to be excited.

2. An impressive cast

Izu Ojukwu's epic film "Amina" play

Izu Ojukwu's epic film "Amina"


Lucy Ameh, who every film lover would remember from "Bariga Sugar" is leading a talented cast consisting of  Ali Nuhu as Danjuma, Clarion Chukwura as Zumbura and Yakubu Mohammed as Barde.

From the little we have seen, there's nothing forced about their acting. These actors fit perfectly in their respective roles.

3.  It's breath of fresh air

Queen Amina, the amazon of Zaria play

Queen Amina, the amazon of Zaria


"Amina" is culled from a familiar era: the 16th century. The film follows the story of the legendary fierce warrior popularly known as Queen  Amina of Zaria.

For such a pivotal character in the history of Nigeria, it's a big deal that her story is finally coming to the big screen.

Also, "Amina" seems like a film that will encourage the production of more historical films. Maybe a movie about Kaduna Nzeogwu?

In an era where history is gradually being blotted out, films and filmmakers have become historians. With "76" and now "Amina," Ojukwu has been supplying people with their history.

4. Jaw-dropping fight scenes

Lucy Ameh as Amina play

Lucy Ameh as Amina


Judging by the trailer, viewers will experience a level of gritty fight scenes.  The trailer showcases visuals and well-choreographed action scenes.

It's definitely nothing like what you've seen in a Nollywood film. 

5. A balanced film


The trailer for "Amina" teases a balance of action, casting and storytelling.

A movie that should encourage conversations on gender equality, "Amina" is officially our most anticipated Nollywood movie.

No release date has been announced.

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