Charles Okpaleke & Ramsey Nouah to produce a Jaja of Opobo biopic
The rights to make a biopic based on the life of King Jaja of the Opobo kingdom have been acquired by Charles Okpaleke and Ramsey Nouah.
The filmmaker revealed on Friday, March 25, via Instagram that the latest biopic would portray the legendary king who created the Opobo kingdom from an authentic perspective.
“Myself and @ramseynouah are proud to announce that we have acquired the rights to tell the famed story of King Jaja from an authentic perspective, having the privilege of sitting with King Dandeson Douglas, Jeki V (5th on the throne) during the sesquicentennial celebration of Opobo Kingdom. We can say we have the authentic account of the eventful life of King Jaja and we are set to tell it in a gripping way as you all have come to expect from us”, Okpaleke wrote.
This news comes months after it was reported that the rights to make a biopic about notorious kingpin Shina Rambo had been acquired.