LANCELOT IMASUEN’S WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON INVASION 1897 & THE CENTENARY OF THE DEATH OF OBA OVONRAMEN IN EXILE
The most talked about Nigerian filmmaker in the world at the moment is Lancelot Imasuen for the production of his historical epic "Invasion 1897".
Lancelot Imasuen will have a world press conference on "Invasion 1897" on January 14, 2014, the Centenary of the Death of Oba Ovonramen N’ogbaisi in exile in Calabar, on the 14th of January, 1914, where he was banished by the British Empire. January is also the same month of the epoch of modern Nigeria by the amalgamation of the Lagos Colony, Southern and Northern protectorates on Jan 1, 1914.
Lancelot said the World Press Conference will also highlight the continuity of the cultural heritage of the classic Benin Bronze Art of the Benin Kingdom and historical legacy of the great Benin Empire (1440–1897).
About Invasion 1897
"Invasion 1897" is an epic film based on the invasion of the Benin Kingdom by the British Empire in 1897 and looting the priceless ancient artifacts of the Benin kingdom, including the famous commemorative head and pendant of ivory mask representing Queen Idia (from court of Benin, 16th century) who was the mother of Esigie, the Oba of Benin who ruled from 1504 to 1550. The commemorative head is at the British Museum, while the pendant is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA.
The film has been endorsed by the Benin monarch, Oba Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolopolo Erediauwa 1, who also honoured Lancelot Imasuen with the 2013 Oba Erediauwa Excellence Award.
The world premiere of "Invasion 1897" will take place in Benin city, Eddo State, before the end of 2014.
Lancelot Imasuen appreciates the support of Senator Daisy Danjuma, South Atlantic Petroleum Limited and Capt (Dr.) Hosa Okunbor, the Chairman of FEVA TV in Toronto, Canada and his managers, J2konsult in the UK.
Contact: Lancelot Imasuen
Tel: 234 07036041502, 08091990359, 08053818141
Office: IceSlide Studios, 15, Bassie Ogamba Street,
Off Adeniran Oguunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.