Ireti Doyle Leads the Women Aba’s Riot in the First Teaser for 1929

I have been waiting for this one. 1929 is a historical period drama on the “Aba Women’s Riot of 1929,” which saw women from several parts of Eastern-Nigeria protest the introduction of direct taxes, local courts, and warrant chiefs, who were accused of limiting the role of women in government.

This movie, directed by Moses Ekor, focuses on Ikot Abasi Women from the Opobo district in now Rivers State.

A true-life story set on the Ikot Abasi women, Opobo Division unrest of 1929 that claimed the lives of many women protesters across the eastern part of Nigeria.

Watch the Teaser for 1929

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The movie stars Ireti Doyle, Sola Sobowale, Lois Akpabio, Sam Dede, Ndy Akan, Uduak Odungide, Eno Ekwere, Emmanuel Ietukudo, and Kediani Abasi.

It promises to “enlighten and entertain you about the Aba Women’s Riot.” It will be available in cinemas nationwide from April 19.


Daniel is a Nollywood blogger; he discusses the latest happenings in the Nigerian Film Industry. His writings on Nollywood have appeared on Okayafrica, Africa is a Country, Konbini, and Culture Custodian.

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