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OBI EMELONYE RELEASES DATE FOR ‘BADAMASI,’ A BIOPIC ABOUT IBRAHIM BABANGIDA

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‘Badamasi,’ Obi Emelonye’s much-anticipated biopic, is finally hitting theaters. The film’s official release date was recently confirmed by the US-based filmmaker via his Instagram account.

Though Emelonye did not specify the medium of distribution, he did confirm that the film would be released on June 12, 2021. “It’s almost here! On June 12, the mystery of June 12 was revealed “the director penned

Due to its postponed release in 2019, the Obi Emelonye-directed biopic has received a lot of media coverage. Due to its postponed release in 2019, the Obi Emelonye-directed biopic has received a lot of media coverage. The film’s delayed cinema release was allegedly motivated by ‘powerful people’ who did not want the film in circulation. It was originally scheduled for a November 29 release.

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In an exclusive interview with Pulse, the award-winning filmmaker revealed that convincing the General to allow him to work on the story took him four years.

The film, which was shot in Lagos, Minna, Abuja, and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, portrays the former Nigerian military leader as a flawed man with a strong sense of patriotism.

‘Badamasi’ stars Enyinna Nwigwe as Ibrahim Babaginda alongside Charles Inojie, Sani Danja, Yakubu Mohammed, Okey Bakassi, Kalu Ikeagwu, Julius Agwu and Erick Didie.

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