Emem Isong’s new movie “Ayamma”, whose production was facilitated by Royal Arts Academy and Bank of Industry is set for release in the cinemas this weekend.
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.
His efforts are, however, constantly thwarted by the envious Princess Ama (Theresa Edem) a princess from a neighboring 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.
Produced by Emen Isong and directed by Chris Eneaji, Ayamma stars Wale Ojo, Majid Michel, Adesuwa Etomi, Theresa Edem, Ime Bishop Umoh, Moses Armstrong and much more.
Ayamma is a fusion of culture, love, music, and dance. Our own African musical. The trailer of this movie put lots of doubts and questions in my mind but I will put them on hold for now until I see the movie itself.