Obi Emelonye’s next “BADAMASI” is being touted as a first of its kind, authorised biopic, based on real events. The upcoming movie tells the story of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, a retired Nigerian Army General who was President of Nigeria from 27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993.
The upcoming movie stars Enyinna Nwigwe in the titular role alongside Sani Danja, Kalu Ikeagwu, Charles Inojie, Okey Bakassi, Yakubu Mohammed, Amara Uwakwe-Anyanwu, Julius Agwu and Erick Didie.
SYNOPSIS: A powerful Army General attempts to guide Nigeria through a viciously strained era in this first of its kind authorised biopic.
Born in a small village in northerrn Nigeria called Wushishi, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida or IBB as he is fondly called, loses both of his parents by the age of 14.
It is his charm and intelligence that would propel him from that inauspicious beginning to the pinnacle of military politics in Africa’s most populous country.
But to fulfil his destiny, Babangida has to survive a brutal civil war, spearhead several successful military coups, escape a few ferocious plots on his own life and confront his deepest fears.
But when fate pitches the General against the will of 150 million tough Nigerians, something has to give. Babangida has won several battles to rule Nigeria for 8 years. However, with the country about to implode, he may have to lose the fight to bring her back from the brink.