"Ayamma" Adesua Etomi, Rita Dominic, Emem Isong attend premiere

"Ayamma" is a never-before-seen musical, reminiscent of a Disney movie but laced with the distinct, authentic African flavour.

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Royal Arts Academy in conjunction with Bank of Industry have premiered "Ayamma" – a magical story of love, treachery, lust and revenge all entwined in the beauty of music and dance.

The premiere which held at Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, was attended by celebrities including Rita Dominic, Theresa Edem, Mary Njoku, Adesua Etomi, Stephanie Linus, Kiki Omeili  among others.

Adesua Etomi at the Ayamma Movie Premiere play Adesua Etomi

 

"Ayamma" is a never-before-seen musical, reminiscent of a Disney movie but laced with the distinct, authentic African flavour.

Set in a fictitious village somewhere in Ibibio land in beautiful Akwa Ibom state, ‘Ayamma’ is the story of Ihuoma, (Adesua Etomi) the poor but beautiful village maiden with the voice of an angel. Her voice coming out of the forest, so haunts Prince Daraima (Wale Ojo) the handsome heir to the throne that he does all he can to reach her so as to claim her hand in marriage.

Ayamma Movie Premiere play

Ayamma Movie Premiere

 

His efforts are however, constantly thwarted by the envious Princess Ama (Theresa Edem) a princess from a neighbouring village, betrothed to Prince Daraima and who will stop at nothing to secure her rightful place as his bride.  All this is played out under the watchful gaze of his younger brother Ekong (Majid Michel) who harbours his own dark secret.  "Ayamma" is a sweeping epic that transports us into a magical world of music, dance and drama.

The movie stars Wale Ojo, Majid Michel, Adesua Etomi, Theresa Edem, Ime Bishop Umoh, Moses Armstrong, Ekere Ekanga and many more. Produced by the award winning producer, Emem Isong, who constantly continues to set trends and push the barriers in areas of creativity in film making, Ayamma promises to be a creative feast for all to watch and enjoy.

Ayamma Movie Premiere play Uduak Isong and Judith Audu

 

The movie was directed by ace director, Chris Eneaji, assistant Director was Ansa Kpokpogiri, associate Producer was Misodi Akama, story/screenplay was by Vivian Chiji, director of Photography was Dawid Pietkiewicz, lighting was by Christian Epps and music is by George Nathaniel and Evaezi.

"Ayamma" premieres on December 23, 2016.  The movie is a Bank of Industry (BOI) assisted project done in collaboration with Royal Arts Academy.

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