30th September, 2010
As a prelude to Bongos Ikwueâ€™s long awaited album release, his company which is being runÂ by his daughter, Keke Bongos, (BIK Entertainment) is set to release an epic musicalÂ movie, Inale. The flick features most of Bongosâ€™ music.
Bongos Ikwueâ€™s songs featured in the soon to be premiered movie include, Echeune, CockÂ Crow at Dawn, Still Searching, You Can’t Hurry The Sunshine and Inale among others.
Bongos is coming out with his long-awaited album, The Way It Is, towards the end of thisÂ year.
Dede Mabiaku featured as the King, a man of principles who values tradition aboveÂ personal feelings,Â and InalÃ©â€™s father. Ini Edo plays InalÃ©â€™s wicked and jealous slave,Â while Keppy Ekpenyong plays the Prince from a warring tribe who will play a very majorÂ role in the fate of InalÃ©. Omawunmi of Idols West Africa also features in the movieÂ alongside Nollywood favourites like Nse Ikpe Etim and Mbong Amata of Amazing Grace.
The Jeta Amata directed movie also features British born movie star of Nigerian descent -Â Â Caroline Chikezie as InalÃ© – the beautiful Otukpo Princess whose folklore this movie isÂ about. Caroline has acted in international movies such as Aeon Flux, Mistress of SpicesÂ and lots more.Â She also featured in As if, Footballers Wives and Supernatural â€“ seasonÂ 3.Â Cast in the role of her lover in the movie is also American movie star, Hakeem KaeÂ Kazim of Hotel Rwanda, The Pirates of the Caribbean, and he also featured in 24- season7.
Inale, a musical movie, is a narrative set in Otukpo Benue State about a beautifulÂ princess of Idoma land who through selflessness unites her kingdom with a large warringÂ neighbouring kingdom by sacrificing her true love on the altar of obedience to custom andÂ tradition and duty to her people.
Inale will premier at the Silverbird Galleria in Lagos on the 22 October and Abuja on theÂ 28 of the same month.