‘Ije Awele’, a new Nollywood feature film starring veteran actors Onyeka Onwenu, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Ejike Asiegbu, Ngozi Nwosu, and younger stars like Victoria Nwogu, and Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA).
Other actors in the film are Seun Ajayi and Esther UzoDimma.
The thought-provoking, star-studded project, produced by Victoria Nwogu and directed by Emeka Ojukwu, highlights the story of many girls who face abuse from the people who should protect them.
It touches on all aspects of a young woman’s journey to self-discovery. It was produced by Emeka Nwokocha.
On the inspiration behind the film, Mr. Nwokocha said that the countless cases of sexual victims of persons within the household, calling for a better investigation into the lives of the proposed adoptive parents, inspired the film.
He said: “I recently met a girl who confessed to me that she and her sister were deflowered by their father. She thought it was normal until she mentioned it to some of her friends.
“Later I learned that there were other cases like hers. The rise of such cases inspired the film and the need to bring to the world what really happens and encourage victims to speak out.”
Ije Awélé is the story of a girl whose father has sexually abused her since she was six years old, and she finds out in her later years that her mother knew about it all along and had been giving her contraceptives, to cover up for her father and save her life. . surname.
It leaves the young girl mostly feeling betrayed and starts searching for answers because “how can a mother do this to her son?!
Along the way, he finds love and finds more secrets.
Eventually, he finds fulfillment and grows beyond the abuse and anger.