In preparation for the release of “76”, Pulse Movies reviews the success of Izu Ojukwu’s previous works.
Ojukwu’s newest work “76 ” is a historical fiction and drama film. The highly anticipated movie makes its debut in cinemas across Africa from the November 25, 2016.
To give you a glimpse of the quality expected from “76“, here are five movies by the director you should know about.
In 2007, Izu Ojukwu won Best Director for “Sitanda” at the 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards.
“Sitanda”, which is a Nigerian adventure and drama film, also received nine nominations and won five awards at the event, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Nigerian Film.
“Cindy’s Note” is an inspirational drama starring actors like Bharia Mcwizu, Nonso Diobi, and Clem Ohameze.
The movie won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Cinematography in 2009, and continues to be a Nigerian classic filled with life lessons.
3. “White Waters” (2007)
Ojukwu directed the sports drama film: “ White Waters” which received 12 nominations and won four awards at the 4th African Movie Academy Awards, which include: Best Director, Best Sound, Best Cinematography and Best Actress award in a Supporting Role for the talented Joke Silva. Other notable actors that starred in the movie are Rita Dominic and O.C Ukeje.
This movie features the likes of Joke Silva, Bukky Ajayi and Alex Osifo.
In 2010, “The Child” won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Make-up and Best Editing. The movie was also nominated for Best Achievement in Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Nigerian Film, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Soundtrack at the event.
“Alero’s Symphony” premiered at Genesis Cinemas, The Palms, Lagos in 2011. The musical drama starred notable actors like Bimbo Manuel, Ivie Okujaye and Chibuzor 'Faze' Oji. It then went on to receive four nominations at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards. Some of which were: Best Editing and Best Nigerian Film.
So, shall we assume that the “ ‘76’ “ movie would be the bomb?