Nosa Igbinedion directs this alternative take on the Orishas where he makes it out to be a superhero movie titled Oya: Rise of the Orisha starring Ethosheia Hylton Prince Shoyelu Jayde Stedford Quincy Okpokpor Luiana Bonfim Orwi Imanuel Ameh. Well so far i cant say i’ve heard or come across a Nigerian superhero film so this one i just had to check out.
Here’s the synopsis and short film –
For centuries the doorway between the world of the Orishas and our world has remained closed, until now. Our hero, Ade, is one of the few people with a connection to one of the gods, Oya. She has been tasked with the job of protecting the innocent and that means keeping the door to the gods shut.
If the doorway to the gods is opened, they will wreak chaos upon us as retribution for our abandonment of them. To keep the door shut, she must find ‘the key’, a young girl with the potential to open the doorway, and keep her safe.
The adventure unfolds with a host of memorable characters and a string of unexpected twists, Ade, goes in search of the key, battling against those who wish to open portal and unleashing a horde of forgotten gods and goddesses into the world, with powers and skills beyond our comprehensive and supernatural gifts which will change the course of history for mankind, forever.