By Japhet Alakam
As Nigerians go to the polls, Griot Studios Ltd. and Amateur Heads Productions brings its viewers to another action-packed thriller titled 4th Republic. Here, Kate Henshaw flexes her political muscles as a gubernatorial candidate in upcoming new political thriller.
Also starring Bimbo Manuel, Sani Muazu, Enyinna Nwigwe, Linda Ejiofor and Yakubu Mohammed, 4thRepublic is directed by award-winning director and writer, Ishaya Bako.
“4th Republic is not just a film right for the election period,” explained star actress Kate Henshaw. “I think what is most significant is the message it carries; we need to stand up for the truth and fight for justice. It’s our duty,” She added.
After her campaign manager Sikiru (Jide Attah) turns up dead, gubernatorial aspirant Mabel King (Henshaw) challenges the victory of the incumbent, Idris Sani (Sani Mu’azu) for her mandate. King is supported by her aide, Ike (Eyinna Nwigwe), and Sikiru’s daughter, Bukky (Linda Ejiofor) while Sani’s associate, St. James (Bimbo Manuel) and Ike’s Law School rival, Danladi (Yakubu Mohammed), try to take down witnesses.
The action-packed thriller will take viewers from voting polls marred by violence and rigging to the law court as Mabel King petitions the tribunal for the mandate she believes was stolen from her.
“4th Republic is written by Emil B. Garuba and Zainab Omaki. The film is co-produced by Griot Studios Ltd. and Amateur Heads Productions with Bem Pever, Ishaya Bako, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju and Ummi A. Yakubu serving as Producers.
The film is funded by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). 4th Republic was shot on location in Abuja, Lokoja and Lagos and is set for release in cinemas across Nigeria from April 2019. It is distributed by FilmOne Distribution.