There appears to be a progressive shift in the Nigerian movie industry. The common belief that Nigerians are only in tune with comedy is taking a back seat.

Towards the end of 2018, action movies like ‘Knockout Blessing’, ‘King Of Boys’ and faith-based ‘God Calling’, were indications that the change has come to stay.

Now, a period film titled 1929 has joined the growing list.

The movie is based on the Aba Women's Riots of 1929 and stars Ireti Doyle and Sola Sobowale.

The riots follow the Ikot Abasi women’s unrest in the same year that claimed the lives of many female protesters across the eastern part of Nigeria.

The revolt broke out when thousands of Igbo women from the Bende District, Umuahia and other places in eastern Nigeria traveled to the town of Oloko to protest against the local chiefs, who were restricting the role of women in the government.

Produced by Film One, stars Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle, Sam Dede, Becky Odungide, Enobong Ekwere, Ndifreke Umoren, Nancy Bassey and Uduak Odungide.

The film will be released on April 19.

Check out the first teaser here:

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