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International feature film IJE to merge Nigerian and American culture through film



Ije the MovieA lot has been happening recently in our burgeoning film industry popularly known as Nollywood. Its seems more and more practitioners are determined to up their game and bring filmmaking to the international standard, on the level able to stand with any movie anywhere in the world. The latest of such movies is ‘IJE: the journey’.

Shot on locations spanning Jos, Nigeria and Los Angeles, California, IJE tells the tale of two sisters Chioma and Anya, the choices they make in life and the consequences of they pay for those choices. Chioma, a child growing up in the Nigerian countryside, warns her restless sister, Anya, about the pitfalls in trying to attain the American Dream, but all to deaf ears. Now, ten years later, Anya is accused of killing three men in a Hollywood Hills mansion—one of them her record producer-husband. Chioma has to travel from Nigeria to Los Angeles, and with the help of a young, unproven attorney, discovers that the dark secret her sister wants to keep hidden from all, but which might be the only thing she has to gain her freedom.

Parading a stellar cast that comprises Nigeria’s A-List actresses;Genevieve Nnaji (recently piped as one of the world’s most famous people by the Queen of talk, Oprah Winfrey) Nigeria’s sweetheart, the sexy Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, and critically acclaimed Clem Ohameze. They are ably supported by an international cast such as Hispanic sensation Odalys Garcia and upcoming actor, Ulrich Que. The movie is produced and directed by Chineze Anyaene and was shot mostly on 35mm. It was co-produced by Paula Moreno and this brings about a merging of two great minds, two young women determined to make a change in the international movie industry by merging the Hollywood and Nollywood industries together.

IJE: THE JOURNEY is set for an exclusive screening at Warner Bros. on November 14, 2009 in Burbank, CA.
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Below are some on-set stills from the movie

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  1. Jay

    November 11, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Nollywood is moving and shaking. Wow!

  2. Tess

    November 11, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    My baby Gene and my love Omo, this is what i call re-branding Nigeria.
    I am proud of you two.

  3. sweetie

    November 12, 2009 at 12:08 am

    my sweetheart omotola and genny baby, i am so proud of both of you!!!!!

  4. shade

    November 12, 2009 at 1:55 am

    genny is ma girl. this movie must do well

  5. MiaJadore

    November 12, 2009 at 3:26 am

    I am as proud as can be, Bravo my people BRAVO!

  6. Jade82

    November 12, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    This is wonderful….very happy!!!!!
    well done ladies

  7. shanouu

    November 12, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    i thought the both of them would never appear together ,in a movie again!!that s really great!!why not rita too or ini???
    well the movie looks interesting and more professional!!!

  8. j3nif4

    November 12, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    It’s my Genevieve! uuuuhhhhh!!! i’m sooooo excited, i can’t wait. A big plus to the Nigerian film industry, well done!

  9. iphy

    November 13, 2009 at 8:41 am

    jenny and motola thumbs up to you babes….but not sure ini and rita are ready to cut it yet, oh well, i’m proudly nigerian…..

  10. egbe wedger

    November 13, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Nollywood is long overdue for an upgrade. I thought RMD would go this way long ago, but…. kudos to the producers of this film. would like to see it before giving credits though.

  11. jaybee

    November 13, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    two of my fav naija actresses,thumbs up

  12. Chineze

    November 13, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Chineze, my namesake. Kudos to her for her great thinking.

  13. elisa

    November 13, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I don’t see Ini and Rita pulling this off at all. Genny and OmoT are much more refined in their characters. Ini and Rita are a little extra. I love them all nontheless. Cudos to the production team of the movie. I love the direction this new young lady is going with her work. I hope to see OmoT and Genny together again. They make a good pair and they have good chemistry.

  14. Bola #1

    November 14, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Omo, its not eazyy o, me i want to watch o, looks really interesting; and the stroy line’s also different

  15. Sally

    November 17, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Get over your (hidden) infatuation with Rita already! Sheesh!

  16. Sally

    November 17, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    …and that goes to you too, get over it!

  17. Sally

    November 17, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    …and that goes for you too, get over it!

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