PRODUCED BY: OKEY OGUNJIOFOR & DIRECTED BY: IZU OJUKWU; The movie stars LUCY AMEH, ALI NUHU, YAKUBU MOHAMMED, CLARION CHUKWURAH, MAGAJI MIJINYAWA, SANI DANJA
The movie was produced by a pioneer producer of Nollywood movies, Okechukwu Ogunjiofor and directed by Izu Ojukwu who also directed the intriguing movie “76”.
She lived in the age of man in a man’s world. In an ancient world of brutal conflicts, ferocious animal passions, suppressive timeless customs, and reckless, heroic exploits, she must resolutely carve out a part of her life in the face of scandalised tradition and antagonistic male dominance. To grasp her destiny, she must prove herself not just as able, but infinitely more capable than any man alive. Fathered by the legendary warrior, expansionist,and empire builder Barkwa Turunku, Aminatu, alluring princess and first daughter to the renowned Barkwa nurses a burning ambition never before imagined: To sit as queen over a Zazzau empire that stretches from Kano to River Niger, from Idah to Jukunland. In an age of female subjugation and an oppressive, male sponsored traditional system, no sane woman would dare conceive such dreams; and only the most foolishly reckless would move on to attempt actualization.
From warrior- princess to supreme military commander; from sorrowful lover to crafty politician; Amina must suppress natural feminine emotions in order to accomplish the impossible, attain the unattainables and ultimately convince the skeptical empire of her ability to make true Zazzau’s long cherished dreams of dominance over all of the sub-Sahara. Pitted without, against panicked kings and Sarkis of neighbouring vassal states, and within; Zazzau’s ambitious war generals, princes, politicians, and the sinister all powerful Madawaki or minister of war whose hunger for the throne of Zazzau is equalled only by his lust for its lovely occupant; Amina must play statesman and military strategist, harlot and queen, ruthless executioner and gentle mother to Zazzau’s oppressed millions to achieve her goal of creating a better Zazzau, a more humane, civilised Zazzau standing on the foundations of modern-day governmental structures.
The movie expertly chronicles the legendary many lives of this exceptional woman; the pain and the agony caused by the betrayal of cherished lovers; the ferocious savagery in the face of all battles and enemies; the cunning manipulation at will of the nobles and sovereigns of kingdoms; and the tender concern over the down trodden Talakawas or common people.
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