4th Republic by Kemi Lala Akindoju is an upcoming Nigerian political drama. 4th Republic follows Mabel King – played by the talented Kate Henshaw. Mabel King is a gubernatorial candidate, whose success sees her sworn in as the first female governor. However, her success comes at a price as she has to live with nightmares and flashbacks of violence and political thuggery after winning the election.
It seems Nigerian filmmakers are slowly beginning to turn their attention away from comedy to more pressing issues. Issues like the hot mess that the Nigerian political space has degenerated into over the years. This is evidenced, first, by Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys, and now, Lala Akindoju’s timely piece, 4th Republic.
Co-produced by Lala Akindoju and Bem Peever, the movie features Kate Henshaw, Bimbo Manuel, Sani Muazu, Eyinna Nwigwe, Linda Ejiofor, and Yakubu Mohammed. 4th Republic is directed by Ishaya Bako,
As at the time of writing this, no official release date has been announced for the movie.
Watch the Teaser for 4th republic by Kemi Lala Akindoju here.