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“Rise of the Orisha” Esosa E to star in new feature film

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American-born Nigerian actress Esosa E is set to play a lead role in Nosa Igbinedion’s upcoming film “Rise of the Orisha”.

The actress is known for playing the character Ngozi in online series "An African City". 

Rise of the Orisha” which is the first of a trilogy also has American director and film director on board as executive director Tim Reid. It was written and directed by Igbinedion.

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The film explores the presence of a supreme beings also known as Orisha who exist in present day as superheroes. In 2015, the film director premiered “Oya: Rise Of The Orishas” which was a short film of what this upcoming feature film is about.

It’s a huge responsibility to take this ancient culture of Orisha and portray them onscreen; we are trying to make these supernatural deities relatable to audiences while staying true to the initial mythology” Nosa said in a an article published in Ayiba Magazine in January.

I have been working on this rich universe of characters for some time so I am admittedly very precious about casting, but Esosa embodies the character of Oya in a way that just feels right. I am excited to work with such great collaborators and give birth to this new world.”

Here’s a breakdown of the synopsis:

The film is about Adesuwa (Esosa E) a shy barmaid struggling to survive in the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, who has her world tossed upside down when she discovers she is the reincarnated fiery goddess of storms called Oya.

The film is to be shot in Brazil.

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