Benin Kingdom 1752 AD : Famed for her unrivalled beauty, Adesuwa, the betrothed of the king of Benin, Oba Akengbuda is abducted by the newly installed vassal chief of Ubulu-Uku (Obi Olise) who on his visit to Benin to pay homage to the king, calls at Uzebu, palace of the Ezomo, sire of Princess Adesuwa. Arrested by her uncommon beauty and like the epic tragedy of Troy, Olise plots to get the fair princess to his harem. He approaches the princess later and feigning contingencies, buys a number of goats which he promises to pay as soon as he gets back to his abode. He reneges and dallies in his promise over many market weeks, and by the power of great sorcery prompts Adesuwa to embark on the ill-fated journey of debt recovery. Against all advice, Adesuwa arrives Ubulu-Uku to the delight of Olise. Obi Olise indulges Adesuwa to abandon her quest for payment for her goats since he had all along planned to add her to his harem of women. To this Adesuwa feels insulted and used and without control lashes out at Olise, raining abuses and insults on him even before his chiefs. Not being able to curtail her running mouth, Olise instantly beheads her. Here begins the epic magical battle between Ubulu-Uku and Benin Kingdom. Feeling personal grief, Oba Akengbuda mobilizes the kingdom’s armies and other vassal warriors to subdue Obi Olise and have him executed by beheading. —nucraftmedia.com
Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen is unarguably one of the most celebrated filmmakers in Nigeria with over one hundred and fifty movies to show for his prolificity. In the year 2001, the Edo born movie director who is popular as De’gunor directed twenty-nine movies and in all, twenty-six were hits in the market. This success story made him the first Nigerian movie director to have done so in Nigeria. He is also the first to have shot a part one to four movie (ISSAKABA) in Nollywood and a part five as a sequel to a part four “Please Come Back.” Lancelot is referred to as a star director in Nollywood because of his ability of getting the best out of any actor he works with on set. In his movie titled “Yesterday,” he was nominated the best director and movie produced the best actress of the year 1999 (Rachel Oniga).
Another movie, (HARBINGER) which he directed the following year also produced the best actor of the year 2000 (Zach Orji). He also got best director nominee that same year.His… read more