5 Nollywood historical films you should see on October 1

5 Nollywood historical films you should see on October 1

1′ and four other Nollywood you should see on Independence Day.

Fact-based or fictional, films in a historical setting inform, entertain and shape the way people view the past.

In honor of Nigeria's Independence Day, here are five Nigerian films that are inspired by or attempt an accurate portrayal of a historical event since October 1, 1960.

Set in Colonial Nigeria, “October 1” follows the story of a police officer who needs to solve a case before October 1, 1960.

Directed by Kunle Afolayan, “October 1” explores tribalism, western imperialism, homosexuality and Nigeria's independence.

The films stars Sadiq Daba, Kayode Olaiya, David Bailie, Kehinde Bankole, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Nick Rhys, Kunle Afolayan, Femi Adebayo, Bimbo Manuel, Ibrahim Chatta and Demola Adedoyin.

Directed by Biyi Bandele and based on the novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “Half of a Yellow Sun” weaves together the lives of four people caught up in the turbulence of the Nigerian Civil War.

“Half of a Yellow Sun” is a powerful, intense and emotional historical drama capable of tugging at one's heartstrings.

With “76,” the director Izu Ojukwu transports viewers back to the familiar 1976, six years after the civil war, when General Murtala Muhammed was killed on February 13, 1976, in an abortive coup attempt led by Lt. Col Suka Dimka.

“76” is not entirely a movie about the 1976 coup, however, the events of the pilot the circumstances that form the setting for the movie.

The movie stars Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberesima and Daniel K Daniel.

After he almost lost his life in a violent storm at sea, Newton gave his life to Christ. According to him, it was the grace of God that saved his life.

Subsequently devoting his entire life to religion, Newton penned one of the world's most famous religious hymns ever, Amazing Grace.”

The Nigerian films stars Nick Moran, Joke Silva, Scott Cleverdon, Mbong Amata, Fred Amata and Zack Amata.

A Lancelot Imasuen film, “Invasion 1897” tells the story of the removal of the powerful Oba Ovarhehem Nogbaisi of the Benin Empire by the British colonialists in 1897.

The movie parades an impressive cast which includes Mike Omoregbe, Segun Arinze, Rudolph Walker, Charles Inojie, Paul Obazele, Justus Esiri, Charles ‘Chucky' Venn and Leo Mezie.

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