Emem Isong speaks on ‘Ayamma’

Nollywood producer and director, Emem Isong-Misodi,  is set to release her latest movie, Ayamma across cinemas come December 23.

At the exclusive screening of the movie, held at Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos State, last weekend, Majid Michel, Adesua Etomi, Wale Ojo, Emem Isong, Jonathan Ben-Bruce, Theresa Edem, officials from Bank of Industry, media and a host of select few were in attendance.

Billed for cinema release in December 23, Ayamma, is a cultural epic movie told with heavy musical thrust. The movie has separate recorded music and has Adesua, the lead act who plays double role showing off her well choreographed dance steps.

Ayamma is the story of Prince Daraima, the charming heir to Obong Ikpaisong, repeatedly dreams of Ihuaoma, a poor but beautiful maiden whose beauty is matched only by her voice. In Daraima’s dreams, flowers blossoms and birds gather when Ihuoma sings. He is in love with the girl of his dreams. In the real world, Prince Daraima readies to marry Princess Ama, the arrogant child to a neighboring monarch.

During a dance presentation to welcome Princess Ama to the kingdom, Daraima is shocked to see that one of the dancing maidens is Ihuoma– a girl who hitherto existed only in his dreams.

Unknown to him, this is Iko, a poor maiden in the village who’s an exact replica of Ihuoma and strangely possessing the same singing genius. Princess Ama observes her groom-to-be captivated by Iko and resolves to nip this obvious threat in the bud.

Speaking on the movie, Emem Isong said Ayamma is an entertaining epic story told with contemporary skills.

“This is like bringing the old Nollywood back but this time around ‘an improved version’. We have put all the elements that made people love Nollywood in the first place, the only thing we have added is improved story line, 21st century technical works and suitable characters. People know me with certain qaulity and I can assure you that they won’t be disappointed.”