-Eliel Otote A

Princess Edeleyo is yet another brave woman in the history of Benin Kingdom, which is replete with great and brave heroines like Idia, Emotan, Iden, to mention but a few. She is the eldest daughter of Oba Ewuare, sired during his life-threatening exile as Prince Ogun.

The story of Edeleyo is another testimony to the impact and brave contributions by Bini women towards nation or kingdom building in pre-colonial era. Raised as a warrior by certain woman in Ozigono, Princess Edeleyo would have been the first Bini woman to have been crowned Oba if the unusual did not happen: The “nature of woman” robs her of her desire to be king!

The bravery and exploits of this legendary Bini heroine is awakened in a new movie titled:
“Edeleyo-The Decision”.
Shot on locations in Benin, the movie was written by Jesudunsin Jesugbamila and Produced by Phreshwater Creations.

Find out the unusual intrigues, twists and suspense that this cultural movie is laden with at the forthcoming ”preview” in the ancient city of Benin. Venue is the Egedege N’okaro, 30 Erie Street, Benin City, on Friday 1st of December, 2023.

*Here is a cross-section of the Cast and Crew at work…

By osibanews

Eliel Otote A is an Actor and Filmmaker, with a bias for journalism. He was a freelance feature writer with the Nigerian Observer in the 80's in Benin City, he also presented programmes on both radio and television. Eliel is the Editor and Publisher of OSIBAnews Network Magazine, of which this blog is an affiliate.

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