The political thriller “4TH REPUBLIC” will air on Netflix on June 13, 2020. The movie features Nollywood movie stars such as Kate Henshaw, Bimbo Manuel, Sani Mu’azu, Linda Ejaiofor, Yakubu Mohammed and Enyinna Nwigwe. The movie is directed by Ishaya Bako.
The “4TH REPUBLIC” tells the story of a governorship aspirant Mabel King (Kate Henshaw) in the fallout of a violent and fraudulent election result in the demise of her campaign manager Sikiru (Jide Attah).
As the continuous investigation of the murder unravel, Mabel goes on to dispute the election results that made the incumbent governor Idris Sani (Sani Mu’azu) as the declared winner of the election.
The election petition tribunal and the investigation into the murder of the aspirant’s (Kate Henshaw) campaign manager both intersected to an explosive outcome.
Discussing about the upcoming release of the movie, director Ishaya Bako expressed his happiness that now the movie will be viewed across the world. He stated that they have some very interesting comments from the screening of the movie in cinemas and on campus tours which was carried out back in 2019.
He expressed that this year has been challenging for reasons known to everyone. He said that one thing that still remains is that people can still watch good movies from the comfort and safety of their homes.
The movie, 4TH REPUBLIC is a captivating thriller that reflects the Nigerian electoral system from the do or die politics to the peoples ironic optimism. It is one of the most interesting Nigerian movies to watch.
The release of the movie is set to air tomorrow which is after today’s Democracy Day, which is marked as one of the most important days in Nigeria’s political history. June 12 is seen by the majority of Nigerians as one of the freest, fairest and most peaceful election ever held in Nigeria and it is seen as a struggle to preserve democracy in Nigeria.
The movie “4TH REPUBLUC” was written by Emil Garuba and Zainab Omaki and is a co- production between Griot Studios Ltd. and Amateur Head Production with support from John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
The film was produced by Ummi A. Yakubu, Bem Pever and Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju and screened in 7 Nigerian universities in 2019 in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Enough is Enough (EiE Nigeria). It was also endorsed by the National Orientation Agency (NOA).