As the upcoming elections draw nearer, Nigerian creatives from various industries have pushed out content to drive political consciousness amongst the masses, with the Kate Henshaw-led political drama, 4th Republic, being the most recent.
With only days ahead of the elections, Lala Akindoju has released the official trailer for the upcoming political drama, 4th Republic, starring Kate Henshaw. The Ishaya Bako-directed film narrates the story of a governorship aspirant, Mabel King, who challenges the incumbent governor following a fraudulent and violent election.
After 19 innocent people, including her campaign manager, lose their lives to election violence, she sets up a tribunal to investigate and seek justice for the victims through two key witnesses. The gripping trailer shows the danger the witnesses face as they try to stand for the truth. We also catch a glimpse into the sexism Mabel King experiences in the hands of her adversary – something real-life female politicians struggle with in their careers.
Starring alongside Kate Henshaw are other Nollywood heavyweights like Bimbo Manuel, Linda Ejiofor, Enyinna Nwigwe, Yakubu Muhammed, Sani Mu’azu and a host of others.
4th Republic will premiere in cinemas nationwide in April, and we cannot wait to see how the story unfolds.
Until then, watch the trailer below:
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