Ramsey Nouah, a veteran Nollywood actor and filmmaker, has announced that he will be collaborating with and Play Network Studios on a Nollywood film titled “Igbo Landing,” which will premiere in 2025.
Ramsey Nouah announced the news on his official Instagram page, saying, “These are exciting times!” Play Network Studios and Ramsey Films will take another nostalgic trip down memory lane. THE IGBO LANDING. We’ll see you in 2025!”
“Play Network Studios and Ramsey Films will be embarking on another epoch-making journey down history lane,” wrote Charles Okpaleke, co-founder and CEO of the studio.
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The plot of the film has not yet been revealed, but according to various accounts of history and research, the “Igbo Landing” (also known as Ibo Landing, Ebo Landing, or Ebos Landing) is a historic site on St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia. When Igbo captives from what is now Nigeria were taken to the Georgia coast in 1803, one of the largest mass suicides of enslaved people occurred.
The captive Igbo people who had taken control of their slave ship and refused to submit to slavery in the United States are described in various accounts as marching ashore, singing, led by their high chief. They then walked into the marshy waters of Dunbar Creek, committing mass suicide at his command.
Play Network Studios is the production company behind movies like “Nneka the Pretty Serpent,” “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free,” “Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story,” and their upcoming project, “Hijack ’93.”