’76

This evening I enjoyed my second slice of Nollywood, a totally different experience to my first slice of Nollywood, It’s Her Day, but, nonetheless a tense and illuminating insight into the events of an attempted coup in 1976. The film does not deal with the high politics and drama but instead focuses on the impact of the events that unfolded and impacted on the lives of one small family.

For me, the film raised more questions than it answered (and added to an ever expanding reading list), as well as reviving memories from long ago of reading about the dénouement as reported in the British media at the time.

Oh, and the dress sense, worth watching the film for the costumes alone, and bear in mind that Nigerian fashion sense in 1976 was remarkably similar to that in the UK.

And thanks to Charles and David for continuing my education into all things Nigerian.

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