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An African Adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”! Watch the Teaser for Abiola Sobo’s Film “In iRedu”



In iRedu is the African depiction of Willam Shakespeare’s play ‘Macbeth’. According to Abiola Sobo, the director and producer of the film, it is set in a fictional African country with 4 main tribes. The character ‘Ogagun’ is a general from the western region who meets with the witches in iRedu to find what the future entails for him. Starring Deyemi Okanlawon, Adenike Ayeni, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Ijeoma Grace Agu the film the English classic home to Africa.

Watch the official teaser

Watch Ogagun’s monologue

Music composed by: Adeolu Shogbola
Executive producers: Isioma Aihie, Temitayo Etomi, Olaoluwa Shokunbi.
Based on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”Original
Screenplay by: Anthony Mbah & Abiola Sobo
Director of photography: Kagho Crowther Idhebor
Produced & Directed by: Abiola Sobo


  1. but why?

    April 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Beautiful.. 🙂 I just cannot wait..

    • @_deyemi

      May 1, 2013 at 10:20 am

      In fact we too cannot wait to let you see it 😀

      Do share with friends & fam

    • Dayo

      May 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      Look at you Kanzo! Well done Hun

  2. Gorgeous

    April 30, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    wow, awesome. I love.

    • @_deyemi

      May 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

      *blochin*… dankie

      Do share with friends & fam

  3. Ms. D

    April 30, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Can’t wait. can’t wait….

    • @_deyemi

      May 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

      Wait, wait, wait… its coming soon 🙂
      Do share with friends & fam

  4. ebrufles

    April 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    • @_deyemi

      May 1, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Do share with friends & fam

  5. Havoc

    April 30, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    It’s a short film, no? Not that that’s a bad thing by any means but this article seems to imply it’s a feature length film, and people might have unrealistic expectations.

    • @_deyemi

      May 1, 2013 at 10:29 am

      Yup it’s a short… lets just say this may just match expectations 🙂
      Do share with friends & fam

  6. nene

    April 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    this looks good and professional

    • @_deyemi

      May 1, 2013 at 10:17 am

      On behalf of the entire crew and cast… thank you.

      Do share with friends & fam 🙂

  7. Asa

    May 1, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Lol, game of thrones naija style abi? So who are the lannisters or deanerys?

    • @_deyemi

      May 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Lol, we wish, more like Abija and aro meta

      Do share with friends & fam 🙂

  8. deep

    May 1, 2013 at 2:01 am


    Love this actor btw, what’ his name?

    • @_deyemi

      May 1, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Deyemi Okanlawon…. and thanks for the luv

  9. beeess

    May 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    DUUUUDDEEEEEEE!!!! I am super geeked though! Can’t wait!

    • @_deyemi

      May 13, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      Hehehehe… We’ll keep y’all posted.
      Do share with friends, fam and frenemies 🙂

  10. dammylee

    May 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    deyemi, i first saw him in the gidi series and was really impressed. Now seeing him again- interesting. But good job deyemi

    • @_deyemi

      May 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks dammylee – na God
      Do share with friends, fam and frenemies 🙂

  11. anti-hate

    May 2, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Good job but please why not dramatize our own very africa prose/drama/novel/ etc instead of adapting? My one cent!

    • sexy

      May 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      carry your one cent and buy more brain time….we dont all have to local champions

    • @_deyemi

      May 13, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Na small small na… with your support we’ll most defo get there (mw if you’ve got ideas do share)
      Also kindly share this with friends, fam and frenemies 🙂

  12. Funmi jean

    May 2, 2013 at 9:35 am

    yaaaay! hi…… Officiallu famzing again. defo gonna share. it looks nice. love love the intensity of the monologue.

    • @_deyemi

      May 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      In the word(s) of The Entertainer… Ooooooooshe!!!
      Do share this with friends, fam & frenemies 🙂

  13. A.D

    May 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Yea…..I knew I had see him somewhere, the Gidi up guy. Veryyyy professional, and I could feel the intensity he brought with it. Shakespeare sure will be proud. Good job

    • @_deyemi

      May 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      Dankie… we aim to please 🙂
      Do share this with friends, fam & frenemies

  14. kina

    May 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    doing a happy dance ;can’t wait oh.

    • @_deyemi

      May 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      Lol, we’re dancing right beside you! 😀
      Do share this with friends, fam & frenemies

  15. @_deyemi

    January 12, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Hi guys, kindly watch & vote “IN IREDU” in the Afrinolly short film competition.

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