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Acclaimed Nigerian Hit Drama 'Ijé' ('The Journey') Now Available In North America

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 12, 2012 at 11:14AM

The film, which stars one of Nigeria's most popular actresses - Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Ekeinde, together in a film for the first time - was first released in Nigeria in 2010, to box office success.
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Ije

The film, which stars one of Nigeria's most popular actresses - Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Ekeinde, together in a film for the first time - was first released in Nigeria in 2010, to box office success.

It played the international film festival circuit (including a few right here in the USA) that same year; and, 2 years later, is finally seeing a North American commercial release. It was actually released last week, December 4 (Tuesday), but we forgot to remind you of it. But now you know, if you didn't already.

The film is available via VOD merchants like Amazon and iTunes.

Details from the press release we received...

Directed and produced by Nigerian-born Chineze Anyaene, the acclaimed drama, Ijé (The Journey), is the story of two sisters who choose radically divergent paths in life, each one influenced differently by a childhood of poverty and violence. Against her father's wishes, Anya (Ekeinde) moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a recording artist. Chioma (Nnaji) remains behind in Nigeria, making her career in the banking industry. Neither has seen each other for years, when Anya is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the death of her husband, a successful record producer, and two strangers he brought home to their Hollywood Hills mansion. It soon surfaces that she is mysteriously withholding vital details that could acquit her. Chioma and Anya’s new attorney, Jalen Turner (Ulrich Que), have only hours to solve the mystery before the trial begins.

The film won top prizes at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, the Canada International Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Arizona Black Film Showcase, Las Vegas International Film Festival, and Mexico International Film Festival, among others.

Ijé can now be streamed from Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and the Global African TV website.

You can also purchase DVDs from Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.com (Canada).

The film will also be released on home video in Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroun.

Ijé is being distributed in North America by the recently-founded Global African TV - an organization whose intent is to bring mainstream African cinema to audiences in North America.

Here's its trailer:


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