Possibly one of the most awaited Nigerian movies, Amina is finally on its way to our screens. The movie which has been in production for over two years is being produced by Okechukwu Ogunjiofor (Living In Bondage) and directed by Izu Ojukwu. The movie stars Lucy Ameh, Clarion Chukwura, Ali Nuhu and many more.
She lived in the age of man in a man’s world. In an ancient world of brutal conflicts, ferocious animal passions, supressive timeless customs, and reckless, herioc exploits, she must resolutely carve out a part for her life in the face of scandalised tradition and antagonistic male dominance. To grasp her destiny, she must prove herself not just as able, but infinitely more capable than any man alive. Fathered by the legendary warrior, expansionist,and empire builder Barkwa Turunku, Aminatu, alluring princess and first daughter to the renowned Barkwa nurses a burning ambition never before imagined: To sit as queen over a Zazzau empire that stretches from Kano to River Niger, from Idah to Jukunland. In an age of female subjugation and an oppressive, male sponsored traditional system, no sane woman would dare conceive such dreams; and only the most foolishly reckless would move on to attempt actualisation.
From warrior- princess to supreme millitary commander; from sorrowful lover to crafty politician; Amina must suppress natural feminine emotions in order to accomplish the impossible, attain the unattainables and ultimately convince the sceptical empire of her ability to make true Zazzau’s long cherished dreams of dominance over all of the sub-sahara. Pitted without, against panicked kings and Sarkis of neighbouring vassal states, and within; Zazzau’s ambitious war generals, princes, politicians, and the sinister all powerful Madawaki or minister of war whose hunger for the throne of Zazzau is equalled only by his lust for its lovely occupant; Amina must play statesman and millitary strategist, harlot and queen, ruthless executioner and gentle mother to Zazzau’s oppressed millions to achieve her goal of creating a better Zazzau, a more humane, civilised Zazzau standing on the foundations of modern-day governmental structures.
The movie expertly chronicles the legendary many lives of this exceptional woman; the pain and the agony caused by the betrayal of cherished lovers; the ferocious savagery in the face of all battles and enemies; the cunning manipulation at will of the nobles and sovereigns of kingdoms; and the tender concern over the down trodden Talakawas or common people.