Nollywood political drama, 4th Republic made its debut on the popular streaming platform, Netflix yesterday.
The movie, which is partly written and fully directed by Ishaya Bako, was released in April last year. Some of its major cast include Kate Henshaw, Linda Ejiofor and Enyinna Nwigwe.
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4th Republic chronicles Nigeria’s political and electoral system in the last two decades. It also incorporates typical drama elements such as deceit, betrayal and discord.
Netflix posted the 4th Republic synopsis as:
After the election-night murder of her campaign manager at a polling site, a gubernatorial candidate challenges the corrupt incumbent’s victory.
4th Republic was funded by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
The film was screened in seven universities in Nigeria in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Enough is Enough (EiE Nigeria) to curb electoral violence and also endorsed by the National Orientation Agency (NOA).
Members of the cast have taken to their social media pages to promote the recent development.
My people 4th republic is showing on Netflix. Please help my career and spread the word and watch.
— Ihuoma.L.Ejiofor-Suleiman (@LindaEjiofor) June 13, 2020
A live tweet chat was held yesterday by the producers of the movie, to get the opinions of viewers about the movie and there was a largely positive response.