“Amina”, emotional and dramatic Nigerian-British movie premieres in London

“Amina”, a psychological drama movie will be premiered on Wednesday 17th October 2012 at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, London.

This is a unique collaboration between Nigerian and British film producers.

The movie features Nollywood megastars Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Van Vicker alongside top British movie stars Wil Johnson, Vincent Regan and Alison Carroll aka Lara Croft.

“Amina” sees Nollywood cross over to the next level. Nollywood is Africa’s largest movie industry.

“Amina” can be best described as a British film with Nollywood sensibilities.

Written, produced and directed by Christian Ashaiku, an innovative Nigerian born film-maker based in London, “Amina” tells a deeply emotional and dramatic story dealing with the themes of love, loss and redemption.

Van Vicker and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde on “Amina” set

Told in flashback, “Amina” is about the life of a gifted young woman (Omotola Jalade Ekeinde) who, devastated by a series of life changing events, suffers a total breakdown and finds herself incarcerated in a mental hospital. Only one person can help Amina, her doctor (Wil Johnson), but he must overcome his own demons before he can help Amina confront her past.

Shot completely on location in London and at St Ann’s Hospital in North London, “Amina” is being described by UK industry insiders as possessing real crossover potential. It’s a film that can elevate and redefine Nollywood to become more widely recognized internationally.

“Amina” is the first British movie starring Nollywood’s most bankable actress Omotola and Ghana’s biggest male star Van Vicker.

By Pauline Long

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