Watching the trailer for Emem Isong’s Ayama, you are immediately reminded of the opening scene of the classic 80s movie Sound of Music. Adesua Etomi is singing her heart out in a field, lush and green with beautiful grass. Quite aesthetically captivating but what was even more intriguing was the music coming out of the lead character’s lips. Girl has got some pipes on her.
Set in Akwa Ibom State, the story tells the tale of forbidden love, betrayal, lust and murder. We are quickly thrust into the age old story of a prince falling in love with a commoner while he is already betrothed to a princess from a neighboring monarch.
The cast is not exactly star studded but it is filled with some of Nollywood’s best such as Wale Ojo, Adesua Etomi, Theresa Edem and Ghanaian Majid Michel. Seeing that Nollywood never really delves into musicals, it is a movie I would like to see but I can’t really say if it would be your money’s worth just yet – until I see it though.
The movie will be released at the cinemas nationwide on December 23rd.