Rita Dominic, Joseph Benjamin, Okawa Shaznay in Epic Movie "Iyore"

Do you believe in "Life After Life” ? Frank Rajah Arase presents us with an Epic movie "Iyore".

 

We always love a Frank Rajah production. The award winning director is set to thrill us with an epic movie based on the history and culture of the people of Benin.

 

According to the director, the movie is the best he has produced and directed so far. He also stated that “The story of Iyore was born out of the keen interest in telling an African tale with a rich cultural background"

 

The movie features Rita Dominic, Joseph Benjamin, Okawa Shaznay, Paul Obazele, Yemi Blaq and Bukky Wright among others who played various roles in the movie. 

 

Official Synopsis

 

IYORE tells the story of a life after life… a circle that we live not remembering who we were in the world before… a mythical tale set around the ancient city of Benin kingdom… Edo state of Nigeria…

 

When School Teacher Osarugwe (Rita Dominic) begins to teach her class about the historical tales and conquests of the Benin Empire, she opens up the door to a love story surrounding one of the three sacred virgins of the great Benin, Amenze (Okawa Shaznay) and Edosa (Desmond Walter).

 

Amenze, a virgin maiden whose fate is to be buried alive with the King once he has died is holding a secret that could destroy her and the sacred traditions of the Kingdom forever.

 

In order to avoid the mortification, she escapes the Kingdom along with her lover Edosa. Their escape causes an uproar, which leads to a series of battles between kingdoms and kings.

 

As the story evolves, Osarugwe herself is going through her own personal battles when her childhood love Prince Azuwa (Joseph Benjamin) resurfaces to profess his undying love for her.

 

Confused due to the fact that she is now a married woman, Osarugwe is caught up in an inner battle of what is right and wrong. Osarugwe’s story is so vividly reminiscent of the story she tells her students in school, that the idea of reincarnation becomes so prevalent.