Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle And Others Re-Enact The Aba Women’s Riot In New Film ‘1929’


Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle and Sam Dede collaborate with other filmmakers in a new project for the Viensa Nigeria production in collaboration with Film One Distribution.

The actresses play the Aba women of 1929 who had a riot due to the unrest that took many women’s lives in East Nigeria.

Sola Sobowale and Ireti Doyle will take up the roles of the women who fought for justice in the pre-independence Nigeria.

The producer, Ndy Akan said about the movie:

” ‘1929’ film was done in order to let the world know the part the Ibibio and Annang women played to stop women’s taxation by the colonial masters, particularly the women from Ikot Abasi, Opobo division. The general impression people have is that the 1929 women’s riot took place only at Aba; no, women from different provinces in the then eastern region of Nigeria played a major part to stop the imposition of tax on women. The film will serve as a point of reference for research, especially for young people. On a lighter note, the film is spiced up with a love story to delight the viewers, it is a historical film that will make you think, feel, laugh and learn and I will be happy to see people come out to watch history being made.”

Other actors featured in ‘1929’ include:  Becky Odungide – Asindi, Kediana Abasi Kam, Emma Etukudo, Lois Ikpaha, Emmanuel Owuala, and many others.

The film is set for release on April 19, 2019.

To get a glimpse of how ‘1929’ will turn out,watch the teaser below: