Nigerian Film ‘4th Republic’ Now Streaming On Amazon Prime Video

Ishaya Bako’s film on Nigerian politics, 4th Republic, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The political thriller was premiered earlier this year, a few months after Nigeria’s general elections, and it captures the continuous violent interference in the country’s elections and the misogyny of Nigerian politics.

After its theatrical rollout, Bako and his team went on a nationwide tour, showcasing the film in many universities. Now, for the first time, it has been made available to an audience outside of the country.

4th Republic centres around Mabel King, an idealistic woman who is running for governor in a fictional city in Northern Nigeria. After the violent botched election, King, together with her campaign manager, Ike, try to uncover what went wrong and seek justice through the national election tribunal. They must locate and convince two young men who witnessed the opposition’s vicious interference during the electoral process and convince them to testify in court.

The film was written by Ishaka Bako, Emil B. Garuba and Zainab Omaki. It stars Enyinna Nwigwe, Bimbo Manuel, Kate Henshaw, Yakubu Mohammed, Linda Ejiofor and Sani Muazu.

4th Republic sees Ishaya Bako return to telling stories that are focused on Nigerian politics after playing in the romantic field with The Royal Hibiscus Hotel and Road to Yesterday.

The director shot to stardom with his 2012 documentary Fueling Poverty, which focused on the 2011 Fuel Subsidy Scam.

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