Izu Ojukwu’s period drama, 4:4:44 (Four Four Forty Four), starring Richard Mofe-Damijo and Nse Ikpe-Etim will be available to stream globally on Amazon Prime Video on a yet to be announced date in November.
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Inspired by true events, 4:4:44, a psychological drama set in the early 1940s, chronicles the true stories of two perfect individuals who will have their world rattled after a harrowing event on their wedding night. In a series of occurrences that unfold the ugly head of social prejudice against mental health, this couple must now navigate a world full of nightmares. Either together or on their own.
Award-winning actors Richard Mofe-Damijo (Fine Wine) and Nse Ikpe-Etim (Glamour Girls) will lead 4:4:44. Also starring in the period drama in supporting roles are ace actors Seun Akindele (Dazzling Mirage), Efe Irele (Hey You), Chiwetalu Agu (The Lost Okoroshi), Shan George, Ali Baba (The Man for the Job), Blessing Onwukwe (Elevator Baby), Eric Anderse, with special appearances from Teni the Entertainer and Broda Shaggy (Dwindle).
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Producer Winifred Mena-Ajakpovi, under Wuproductions, joined forces with Izu Ojukwu, the acclaimed director of ‘76 to realize this historical piece. According to Winifred, seeing 4:4:44 reach a global audience through streaming giant Prime Video will be a dream come through. “My team and I poured our heart and soul into the making of this film, to honour a story so dear to me and live up to the responsibility the project itself placed on us,” she said in a statement.
Since Amazon Prime Video arrived in Nigeria, the company has licensed several titles after their theatrical run, from Anthill studios to Inbklot Production films and from independent filmmakers alike. The market-energetic streamer also holds the rights to highly anticipated Jade Osiberu-directed crime drama Gangs of Lagos which was acquired as an original and commissioned its first Nigerian original title Breath of Life (currently in post production) starring Wale Ojo, Chimezie Imo and Genoveva Umeh, a period drama set for a 2023 release.
4:4:44 will be available on Prime Video globally from November 2022.