AMVCA’s Best Supporting Actress 2022, Omowunmi Dada shines like a million stars as the ‘bride’ in the EbonyLife and Netflix’s flick, Elesin Oba, an adaptation of Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka’s acclaimed stage play, Death and the King’s Horseman.
Directed by Biyi Bandele, the screenplay will be the first ever Yoruba language film to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Special Presentation category in September, before being mainstreamed as a first in its genre on Netflix.
According to Omowunmi Dada, “Elesin Oba has been an exciting project for me, having previously been a part of its cast on several stages nationwide. It is, indeed, an honour to portray the ‘bride’ in the first-ever screen adaption of the play. The bride is a symbol of sensuality, excitement and lust, especially for the horseman, who though bound by tradition to leave earth for the land of his ancestors, is distracted by his sensual desires and consequently brings doom on his people. The film is true to its roots and a must-watch for all.”
Omowunmi stars alongside A-list actors like Odunlade Adekola, Shaffy Bello, Jide Kosoko, Deyemi Okolanwon, Brymo Olawale, Mark Elderkin, Jenny Stead and Langley Kirkwood.