Nollywood actress says her calling is to tell Nigerian stories

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Popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, has said that she is honoured to be a vessel to tell Nigerian stories.

The actress, who has been on the movie scene since 2004, said this in anticipation of her directorial debut in the movie titled, ‘The Legend of Inikpi’.

She said, “I believe I’ve been called to tell Nigerian stories. From the feedback we have so far, people are ready to know more about our culture and past. It’s an honour to be the vessel to tell these stories.”

The film features A-list actors, including Sam Dede, Odunlade Adekola, Saidi Balogun and Paul Obazele.

‘The Legend of Inikpi’ is based on the life of revered Igala princess, Inikpi Oma Ufedo Baba, who chose to give her life for the freedom of her homeland. The movie tells the true story of two great kingdoms on the brink of war.

Olusola Akintonde