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Hollywood Stars Set to Star in Boko Haram-inspired Movie 'Rise'

A Hollywood movie inspired the Boko Haram insurgency in North-east Nigeria, has been filmed and is currently in post-production.

The movie which was shot in Los Angeles and Ghana. features Sasha Morfaw (Black Panther actress), J‘Rise’ jimmy Jean-Louis (Claws, Heroes ), Sufe Bradshaw (Veep ), Sydelle Noel (GLOW ), and Peter Mensah (300).

The dramatic thriller is inspired by the real-life conflict between the Nigerian people and the Boko Haram insurgency, the jihadist rebel organization responsible for kidnapping hundreds of girls and women and enslaving them in the sex trade.

The movie was Co-written by Go and Broderick Engelhard, the plot follows an eighteen-year-old Nigerian princess (Morfaw) who allows herself to be kidnapped by the Boko Haram in a harrowing attempt to save her younger sister, eventually going head to head against the Boko Haram’s most dangerous and calculating leader (Jean-Louis).



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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