WATCH: Kate Henshaw battles for governorship seat in ‘4th Republic’
The film, which is co-produced by Griot Studios Ltd. and Amateur Heads Production, has Bem Pever, Ishaya Bako, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju and Ummi A. Yakubu serving as producers.
The film is funded by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
Henshaw, who plays Mabel King, challenges the victory of the incumbent, Idris Sani (Sani Mu’azu) for her mandate after her campaign manager is found dead.
She is supported by her aide Ike (Eyinna Nwigwe), and Sikiru’s daughter Bukky (Linda Ejiofor) while Sani’s associate St. James (Bimbo Manuel) and Ike’s Law School rival, Danladi (Yakubu Mohammed) try to take down witnesses.
Commenting on the movie, Henshaw said: “4th Republic is not just a film right for the election period. I think what is most significant is the message it carries; we need to stand up for the truth and fight for justice. It’s our duty.”