island of happiness
By Onyeka Nwelue

About this book

Every year, thousands of people travel to Oguta – a town in the heart of Imo State to ride across the Lake, where there is a Confluence. Myths and legends trail the Lake Goddess, Ogbuide. Oil companies quickly find their way to Oguta when oil is discovered there. Oguta suffers from many things – no electricity for over 7 years and no bank and no hospital. Now Oguta’s story has inspired a major motion picture. 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), return to Oguta 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). THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF THE BOOK FEATURES: · Photos from the film · Foreword by ODEGA SHAWA · Exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film · Afterword by ONYEKA NWELUE

Please login or create an account to leave a review