The movie, which stars Kate Henshaw as ‘Confluence state’ governorship candidate named Mabel King, follows a hotly contested gubernatorial election and one woman’s quest to take back the seat she believes she rightfully wins against all odds.
Directed by the prolific director of Road to Yesterday and The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Ishaya Bako said that 4th Republic explores the dynamics of politics in Nigeria today.
“There are a multitude of factors at play; the violence that mars our polls, the new trend of fighting for justice at the tribunals and the roles we as a society assign to women who aspire to powerful positions,” he said.
A glimpse from the makers of the movie briefed that after the gruesome murder of a campaign manager Sikiru (Jide Attah), gubernatorial aspirant, Mabel King (Henshaw) challenges the victory of the incumbent, Idris Sani (Sani Mu’azu) for her mandate.
While governor Sani’s associate, St. James (Bimbo Manuel) and Ike’s Law School rival, Danladi (Yakubu Mohammed) attempt to subvert the course of justice by eliminating witnesses, King is supported by her loyal aide Ike (Eyinna Nwigwe), and Sikiru’s daughter Bukky (Linda Ejiofor).
4th republic features Nollywood best, Bimbo Manuel, Sani Muazu, Eyinna Nwigwe, Linda Ejiofor, and Yakubu Mohammed among others.
The movie is written by
It 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 is set for release in cinemas across Nigeria from April 12th 2019.
It will be distributed by Film One Distribution.
Media partners include WildFlower PR and Company, BellaNaija, Cable Lifestyle, Plus TV, African Movie Channel (AMC), Goldmyne TV, Nigerian Women Diaries, FabMum NG, YNaija.
The Film is sponsored by Bima Shelter, Polaris Bank, GSCL and Dunes Continental.