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"76," the multi-million dollar Nigerian cinematic production, has been exclusively chosen to have its European premiere at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival.

According to a recent statement from the producers, "76", which is already scheduled to make a global opening at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival, becomes the first Nollywood film to be chosen by both Toronto and London film festivals.

A scene from 76 play

A scene from 76

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Starring Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Ibinabo Fiberesinma, Memry Savanhu, Daniel K Daniel, Debo Oguns and Adams Shuaibu, 76 tells a love story embedded in treason, intrigue, patriotism and faith is set in Ibadan, Nigeria, against the backdrop of transition and the struggle for political stability in 1976.

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The film, cast and crew have received a major boost with a high profile endorsement from the Head of State who succeeded the assassinated Murtala Muhammed at the time; His Excellency General Olusegun Obasanjo, then later went on to become a two term President making him both a military and civilian leader of the largest black nation in the world.

The film will have its red carpet London premiere on the October 15, 2016 and will be attended by all the key cast, crew and special guests.

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