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Onye Ozi 1st Nigerian Igbo Film Acted By Britains And Nigerians [Video]

Source: Joy Akosa/

Going through. Trailers on movie list. This movie is going to be one of the biggest movies of 2013.

Onye Ozi, is a first-of-its-kind Nigerian language film; set in London, performed exclusively in the Igbo language (by Nigerian and British actors) and subtitled in English. Ace comedian/Nollywood actor Okey Bakassi plays the lead role.

The film introduces screen newcomer, model turned actress Ngozi Thompson Igwebike in a leading role, with other new actors including British lawyer turned actor Stephen Moriaty filling other roles in a film that is considered a surprising follow up to Obi Emelonye's hugely successful 2012 blockbuster, Last Flight to Abuja.

T+his as an important film that makes his mother tongue “Igbo” the star attraction. In his own words “Onye Ozi is my humble attempt to contribute my little quota to the preservation of the Igbo language and to take Nollywood back to its roots”.


Onye Ozi tells the story of Metumaribe (Okey Bakassi) fresh into London with high expectations and a two-year plan to return to Nigeria a rich man. However, life in London with his new 'wife' Mkpurunma (Ngozi Igwebike) is not going to plan.

On one fateful night, TJ an old English man (Stephen Moriaty) is chased by masked men and shot in front of his eyes. As Metu attempts to help the dying man, he hands Metu an envelope and whispers a message as he takes his last breath. From that point on, Metu becomes involved in a psychological but hilarious adventure that will change his life and the lives of those around him forever

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