Mercy Johnson pays homage to the Igala Culture with Epic Movie, “The Lamb”

Mercy Johnson

Multi-award winning actress and producer, Mercy Johnson-Okojie is leaving nothing to chance in driving the entertainment industry in her home state to global recognition.

Mercy has been applauded since assuming office as the Senior Special Assistant to the Kogi State Government on Entertainment, Arts and Culture in 2017 for her strides in promoting the rich cultural heritage of the tribes and people of Kogi State through several laudable initiatives.

One of such initiatives is the Kogi State Diaries which seeks to harness the media as a tool for telling the story of the people of the state and showcasing their cultural diversity to a global audience.

Subtitled in Igala as Inikpi, this epic movie ‘The Lamb’ tells the story of a legendary Igala princess warrior, who, despite being the pride of her father and loved by her people had to be sacrificed for peace.

Mercy Johnson who produced the movie said, “Not only does ‘Inikpi’ stand out as one of such movies, it is a unique production that brings ancient memories to the big screens in the most compelling perspective.”

It is a thoroughly researched work that also brings to the fore, the ancient cultural relationship between the Igala people and the Edos,” Veteran actor, Paul Obazele (who also stars in the movie) adds.

These are excerpts from their chat with the press on Friday, May 4 at Filmhouse Cinemas, Surulere, Lagos. Mercy who was quite elated at the completion of her second epic film, alongside Nancy Ameh, Paul Obazele and Saheed Balogun each shared their accounts of how their involvement in the movie tasked them owing to the dynamic nature of the script.

Co-sponsored by the Kogi State Government and directed by prolific director, Frank Rajah Arase. It stars Mercy Johnson-Okojie, Paul Obazele, Odunlade Adekola, Saheed Balogun, Sam Dede among others. It also features Nancy Ameh (The Princess) amongst other upcoming acts selected for the production from the Governor Yahaya Bello (GYB) Talent hunt show, which is yet another enviable project of the Governor’s aide.

The movie is expected to hit the big screens soon.

Comments (7)

  1. Hi Mercy Johnson!

    Southern features seemed to recognized brilliant clerks on Saturday shopping stores.

    Yours truly,
    Professor Kufre Bassey Ebuk

  2. mercy johnson i really enjoy yr movies and i wish am a nigerian,i whould hv plaid with u

  3. mercy Johnson l really like movies very much it has given me hope in my upcoming future,may God empower ur talent.

  4. I like your movies girl

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