Thursday, 12 September 2013

Premiere of Obi Emelonye's ‘Onye Ozi’ Holds October 18

The world premiere of the psychological comedy, Onye Ozi (The Messenger) will take place in London on October 18, at Lighthouse (Camberwell Road). Onye Ozi is an Igbo language film (subtitled in English) from award-winning director, Obi Emelonye (Mirror Boy, Last Flight to Abuja). It stars Okey Bakassi, Ngozi Igwebike, Stephen Moriaty, D’Kachy Obi-Emelonye, and Tony Aclet.

Onye Ozi is a small personal micro budget film with which the director, Obi Emelonye, hopes to support the preservation of his native language, Igbo. Arrangements are also being made for a global online premiere of the movie. All things being equal, viewers around the world should be able to watch the movie online, at the same time as the audience at the London premiere.

Plot Outline
Metumaribe (Okey Bakassi) has just arrived in London with high expectations and a two-year plan to return to Nigeria a rich man. However, life in London with his new wife Mkpurunma (Ngozi Igwebike) is not going to plan.

On a fateful night, TJ an old English man (Stephen Moriaty) is chased, by some masked men, into a party organized to welcome Metu to London and shot in front of his eyes. As party goers run away, Metu attempts to help the man. The dying man squeezes an envelope and a bunch of keys into Metu’s hand and whispers a message as he takes his last breath.

From that point on, Metu is involved. And no matter how much he runs from it or how long it takes; he knows he must deliver the message as he promised. Now his two-year plan has become a psychological adventure that will change his life and the lives of those around him forever.

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