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Wale Ojo to Play Wole Soyinka in The Man Died

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Acclaimed Noble Laureate Wole Soyinka’s memoir, ‘The Man Died,’ is getting a big-screen adaptation.

The film, produced by Zik Zulu Films, is set for release in July of this year, coinciding with Soyinka’s 90th birthday.

It is based on Soyinka’s experiences during his 22-month imprisonment in the Nigerian Civil War, the film delves into the complexities of his confinement.

A recently released trailer, produced by playwright Professor Awam Amkpa clocking in at two and a half minutes, offers a glimpse into the film’s captivating visuals and the director’s unique approach.

The trailer showcases a talented cast, including British-Nigerian actor Wale Ojo, who takes on the lead role of Soyinka. Ojo himself considers portraying the Nobel Laureate a highlight of his career. The cast boasts prominent names like Sam Dede and Nobert Young.

“The Man Died” is not your typical story. Soyinka’s memoir is a personal reflection on his experience in confinement. The film adaptation promises to translate this introspective journey onto the big screen.

Filmed primarily in the historic city of Ibadan, Nigeria, the movie represents a collaborative effort with Soyinka himself, who reportedly approved Amkpa’s vision for the film.

2 responses to “Wale Ojo to Play Wole Soyinka in The Man Died”
  1. […] we eagerly anticipate the release of the film adaptation of “The Man Died,” let us seize the opportunity to explore Soyinka’s memoir and appreciate the literary […]

  2. […] film’s ensemble cast includes Nse Ikpe Etim, Wale Ojo, Vanessa Vanderpuye, and Garcia Brown. Following its tour on the film festival circuit, including […]

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