That was the situation in 1897 when the British invaded the Benin Kingdom, and carted away its priceless heritage. This is the plot for Lancelot Imasuen’s new blockbuster hit INVASION 1897.
Starring Mike Omoregbee and Paul Obazele amongst a host of other A-list local and foreign actors, INVASION 1897 invades your TV this month on Box Office! It’s available to Premium, Compact Plus and Compact bouquet subscribers who own a DStv Explora. If you haven’t yet got yourself an Explora, here’s what you’d be missing out on INVASION 1897:
Based on the invasion of the Benin Kingdom by the British Empire in 1897, and the looting of priceless artefacts including the famous commemorative head and pendant of the ivory mask representing Queen Idia, mother of Esigie, the Oba of Benin who ruled from 1504 to 1550 (invasion1897movies.com)
This is the story of one man’s battle to reclaim the lost heritage of his culture, and restore the glory of the Benin Kingdom. It’s a re-telling of history and a tale of how far a man would go to protect his own. It’s epic.
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