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“It Takes You Back To Your Roots, More Than Just A Film” And Other Comments About Emem Isong’s ‘Ayamma’

Ayamma, the latest from Royal Arts Academy is a fictitious movie set in Akwa Ibom Starring Majid Michel as Ekong, Ime Bishop Umoh as Aniefiok, Adesua Etomi as Iko, Theresa Edem as Princess Ama and Wale Ojo as Prince Darima.

Speaking about the movie, the writer Vivian Chiji described “Ayamma” as a ‘fusion of culture and tradition.’

It was produced by the award-winning producer, Emem Isong and directed by Chris Eneaji. Ansa Kpokpogiri serves as assistant director.

The movie was released in cinemas on Friday, December 23.

Expressing her excitement about the encouraging reception, Emem Isong-Misodi said,

“I am really delighted about the success of my movie. It just a week and three days old in cinemas and it is getting massive recognition from fans far and wide. The movie which is still showing in cinemas across Nigeria is a sweeping epic that transports us into a magical world of music, dance and drama. It is a beautiful story mixed with different features. And I encourage everyone to go see the movie.”

People who have seen the movie have taken to twitter to voice their opinions on the movie; (some of the tweets are compiled by BBB media on twitter)



Set in a fictitious village somewhere in Ibibio land in beautiful Akwa Ibom state, ‘Ayamma’ is the story of Ihuoma, (played Adesua Etomi) the poor but beautiful village maiden with the voice of an angel. Her voice coming out of the forest, so haunts Prince Daraima, (Wale Ojo) the handsome heir to the throne that he does all he can to reach her so as to claim her hand in marriage. His efforts are however, constantly thwarted by the envious Princess Ama (Theresa Edem) a princess from a neighbouring village, betrothed to Prince Daraima and who will stop at nothing to secure her rightful place as his bride. All this is played out under the watchful gaze of his younger brother Ekong (Majid Michel) who harbours his own dark secret. Set in the lush, green fertile land of Akwa Ibom state, Ayamma is a sweeping epic that transports us into a magical world of music, dance and drama.