LANCELOT IMASUEN’S ‘INVASION 1897’ beats Hollywood movies to no1 in cinemas

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Lancelot Imasuen’s historical epic, INVASION 1897, has witnessed record attendance at cinemas across Nigeria since it was released on December 5, 2014. There has been unanimous agreement among moviegoers that it is one of the best movies of 2014. Movie lovers have thronged out in large numbers to watch the movie as word has spread about the brilliant epic.

Impressively, INVASION 1897 has outperformed Hollywood titles at various locations across the country. The movie is spearheading a Nollywood invasion of Nigerian cinemas, which has seen Nollywood movies taking over from Hollywood movies at the Nigerian box office.

The epic is based on the invasion of the great Benin Kingdom by the British in 1897, which saw the deposition of Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi. The movie parades an impressive cast, which incudes Mike Omoregbe, Segun Arinze, Rudolph Walker, Charles Inojie, Paul Obazele, Justus Esiri, Charles ‘Chucky’ Venn, and Leo Mezie.

Movie lovers have been captivated by the power of the story, the stunning visual effects, the fantastic performances of the actors, as well as the rich display of culture in the film. Go see INVASION 1897 at a cinema near you this weekend, and you will see why many are describing it as the best movie of 2014.

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