Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Nominee, Onyeka Nwelue, has released “Behind the Scenes” photos of his latest offering, Agwaetiti Obiụtọ” (Island of Happiness), an adaptation of his novella, Island of Happiness, published by Hattus Books.
Shot entirely in Oguta in Imo State and in Igbo Language, is the story of Oguta, focusing on four friends, Bugzy (played by Trap musician, Bugzy Dvinci – Obinna Nwokedi), Willie (played by Willie Samuel Iboro), Arbenco (played by Arbenco Aigbe) and Akah (played by Lorenzo Menakaya), who return when NDDC promises to pay Oguta youths stipends.
The narrative is centred on their relationship with their Oguta and her people – how they come to fight against oppressors and imperialists like Papi (played by Paulcy Nnamdi Iwuala), Chief Mbanefo (played by Harry B Anyanwu) and Reverend Father Amadi (played by Ugo Stevenson).
Nwelue serves as Executive Producer and Director of the film and it is produced by Blessing “Bondy” Onyekwere and Blessing Uzzi under Blues & Hills Pictures.
Blues & Hills Consultancy is a multiartistic institution which serves a mission to carry the arts into a grander and more commercial magnitude. It aims to culturize the arts and creates a stable and/or secure environment for artists and companies existing under its structure. The aim, therefore, is to promote and expose artistes of the land and serve the goals of freshly established companies.