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Rita Dominic and Ramsey Nouah’s Q & A on their New Movie ’76

The much anticipated movie ’76 which stars Ramsey Nouah and Rita Dominic alongside other notable Nollywood actors is finally here.

’76 is an upcoming Nigerian historical fiction drama film produced by Adonaijah Owiriwa and Izu Ojukwu and directed by Izu Ojukwu. The story in the film is told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed.

Ramsey Nouah on set

Ramsey Nouah on set

Rita Dominic on set

Rita Dominic on set

Filming took place mainly at Mokola Barracks, Ibadan. After over four months on set, Principal photography was concluded in July 2012.

The movie was unveiled in Nigeria a couple of weeks ago and will be in Nigerian cinemas very soon.

Promoting the movie, lead stars Ramsey Nouah and Rita Dominic answered some questions about the movie and their respective roles.

See their Q & A below!

On what drew them to the project:
Ramsey Nouah:
The story and the character. For the story it’s one of Nigeria’s history that needed to be told. For the character, I admire soldiers and have always wanted to depict it in our movies. I find the character endearing, narrating the travails of a soldier and the pains of his loved ones.

Rita Dominic: First the story being set in in 1976 was a big draw. I had never really done a period piece and I felt this would be a fantastic opportunity. 76 was a significant period in Nigeria’s history  Secondly, the director Izu ojukwu is a filmmaker I greatly admire and I felt that if anyone could do justice to the story it would be him. I had worked with him before and I knew how much passion he has for making films.

On their memories of Nigeria’s military regime:
Rita Dominic
: I have no first hand memories as I was a toddler. Anything I knew before working on 76 were just bits and pieces of information from family.  I am not even so sure it was a part of history lessons in high school. Being cast for 76 gave me an opportunity to totally immerse in the history of that time.

Ramsey Nouah: I was six years old at the time, so no memories but stories from people that came in close contact with the incident, and I find the stories compelling for history.

On challenges of the movie:
Ramsey Nouah
: It’s a period piece set in the year 1976. Some of the challenges we faced are:

(a) We had problems getting the military attire that was used at the time, we searched unendingly…. only to find a few.

(b) Principal photography of the production was scheduled to end in one month, it ended in six months.

(c) We shot blind on celluloid, we couldn’t preview all we were filming due to the digital security checks at the airports, it will wipe off the contents on the film, because the film rushes had to be sent out of the country every three days to be washed and sent back to us before we could preview.

(d) We (Actors) were drilled for two months like true soldiers in the military barracks, so as to get us in a military state of mind.

(e) In the end we were like one family. Many of my colleagues celebrated their birthdays on set

(f) It was also of great pride that all cast and crew were indigenous and we could pull through a production with such magnitude.

On the elements of love and heritage in the film:
Rita Dominic:
Considering the fact that the events in film happened only a few years after the Nigerian civil war, any love story had to be told within the context of the time. It was a taboo to date outside your tribe then not to talk of being Igbo and dating a man from the North who was also in the army and who may or may not have fought in the Biafran war. My character Suzie was also pregnant and unmarried so her relationship was a source of great disgrace to her family. I believe Izu treated these issues with a lot of sensitivity.

On why people should see the movie:
Rita Dominic:
It is a compelling story. I don’t think there is any such film that tells the story of the Nigerian Soldier in this manner. Many of us are indifferent to the sacrifices our military men and their families make in this part of the world. This film is a great start to changing that.

For more from their interview click here and here.

Watch the trailer for ’76 below.

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Listen to Kendrick Lamar’s Soundtrack for Marvel’s “Black Panther” featuring SZA

Marvel has unveiled American rapper/producer Kendrick Lamar as the one that will produce the soundtracks for their highly anticipated movie Black Panther.

Kendrick is currently working alongside Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith to curate and produce Black Panther: The Album, in close collaboration with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler.

The first single off the album is out now and it is christened All The Stars and features SZA.

Listen below:

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Nollywood actress, Adediwura Adesegha, who is popularly known as Blarkgold has revealed why she thinks many actors and actresses attend white-garment churches.

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In her own words,

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When you talk about being spiritual, let me just score myself fifty percent. My morning devotion is on zero level. I will rather sing.

“I find it difficult to pray and keep saying ‘Lord do this or that for me.’

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“I might sit down and just look on a spot for a while and keep my thoughts connected to God. It depends on one’s way of connecting and your relationship with God.”

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The new movie featured Stars Pratt and Howard alongside executive producers Steven Spielbergand Colin Trevorrow for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Other co-stars starred in the massive movie project includes; James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienzajoins the team as a producer.

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It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

 

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