‘76, formerly titled Lions of ’76, is an upcoming Nigerian historical fiction drama film produced by Adonaijah Owiriwa andIzu Ojukwu and directed by Izu Ojukwu. It stars Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Rita Dominic and Ibinabo Fiberesima.
Set six years after the civil war, a young officer from the Middle Belt gets into a romantic relationship with an O-levelstudent from the South-eastern region. However, their relationship is strained by constant military postings. The soldier gets accused of being involved in the 1976 unsuccessful military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, and the heavily pregnant wife, gets entangled in an emotional dilemma.
The historical account in ‘76 went through a seven-month approval period at the Nigerian Military before filming started. The film which is set in the ’70s was shot in Ibadan, Oyo. The film has been in production for about five years.