Invasion 1897 !

Invasion 1897, tells the story of how the British invaded the Benin Empire in 1897, and carted away priceless artifacts of the kingdom, including the famous commemorative head and pendant of the ivory mask representing Queen Idia, who was the mother of Esigie, the Oba of Benin who ruled from 1504 to 1550.

Directed by Lancelot Imaseun, the movie parades stars such as Segun Arinze, Paul Obazele, Mike Omoregbe, with special appearance by late Justus Esiri. The film was endorsed by the Benin monarch, Oba Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolopolo. Invasion 1897 opened in cinemas on the 5th of December 2014 after its initial theatrical date had been postponed from October 3rd 2014.

Hmm… watch it and let’s know what you think about it…

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