A few months back, a teaser for the upcoming movie, 1929 dropped, getting us considerably hyped for the period drama starring Sola Sobowale and Ireti Doyle. Now, a full trailer has been released, and we're even more pumped.
Based on the Aba Women's Riots — which was recently made into an acclaimed play — 1929 follows the Ikot Abasi women’s unrest in the same year that claimed the lives of many female protesters across the eastern part of Nigeria.
1929 depicts the lives of a few local women who take matters into their own hands, bravely fighting those in power in order to gain equal treatment to their male counterparts and end the subjugation of their fellow women.
We would like anyone who says 'feminism is un-African' to please look at this moving trailer and see how fiercely the women being portrayed tackled the patriarchy in their time. 1929 hits cinemas on April 19, and we can't wait to be inspired.
Watch the trailer below: