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Nigeria’s strides in the movie industry took a leap recently with the premiere of the epic film on the Liberian war, Laviva.

The well-attended premiere, which took place in the huge belly of the Expo Centre of Eko Hotel, Lagos, attracted the cream of the movie industry.

Shot on location in Nigeria, the film is based on the experiences of a detachment of Nigerian soldiers deployed in the ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) during the Liberian civil war. Laviva centres on the local people’s initial hostile perception of ECOMOG’s mission in Liberia as that of an invading force.

The film features the late JT Tom West, who died last year, as the chief of the ECOMOG detachment; Francis Duru as a garrulous ECOMOG soldier; and Hank Anuku as a rebel. Joy Egbunu stars as Laviva. She loses her father to the war and openly demonstrates hostility towards the ECOMOG soldiers, in spite of admonition from her mother and other members of the community who feel it is dangerous to do so.

Laviva is also obsessed with the desire to bring peace to her country and along the line falls in love with the ECOMOG chief, JT Tom West. She is the rallying point for peace and stability among her peers and people at a time when many had lost their nerves to the weariness of war.

Produced by AMAA 2007 Best Director, Izu Ojukwu, the movie showcases the abundant talent in Nollywood, given the richness of its shooting, directing, costumes, editing and coordination. Shot three years ago, Laviva captures the tortuous experiences, intrigues and romance that played itself out when Nigerian troops led ECOMOG to salvage a country torn by civil war. It is a story of how Nigerian soldiers, in the midst of hate and fire, planted peace and hope.

There is the flip side to the film in which the ECOMOG soldiers returned home with Liberian wives and children, even as many of their colleagues died in the war.

The premiere was dedicated to the memory of the late JT Tom West because Laviva was one of the last sets of films he acted in before his sudden death.

The premiere was lit up by the soulful performance of evergreen singer, Miriam Makeba (Mama Africa), who got guests on their feet doing her hit song, Pata Pata

LAVIVA
A tale of love and hatred set in small CARISBOURG town during the Liberian civil war A ill fated love triangle between a beautiful strong willed Liberian girl, a heartless middle aged rebel leader and a soulful young Nigerian soldier. The story tails the life of Laviva the Liberian girl. At 13 she was betrothed to Col.Teygo the leader of TLF a
rebel group in Liberia occupying little Carisburg town. At 24, LAVIVA remained faithful to Col
Teygo in accordance with tradition and obedience to her late father,a great philanthropist, Who laid down
his life in his desire to defend his homeland.
life for laviva was like a bed of roses, everything seemed to be going her way, until the proverbial wind of war gust across quiet little Carisbourg town and the conquering Ecomog soldiers under the
command of cpl Tonye a young handsome Nigerian soldier occupies carisboug forcing Col.Teygo and his boys to
flee to a neighboring village where they loot, kill, main and also recruit poor and helpless innocent children
transforming them into perfect killing machines and using them as dogs of vandalism. While at first
heartbroken Laviva was offended by the presence of the Soldiers,Now she finds to her surprise that she is slowly warming to the charms of this young Ecomog commander,who's irrepressible jovial personality wins the adoration of the people of carisbourge.Soon she realizes that though her hand is with Col Teygo, but her heart is with a man wearing the uniform of the enemy,

Izu Ojukwu : The film Director

Izu Ojukwu is a Nigerian film director once touted as the "Steven Spielberg of Nigeria". Working predominantly on action films, this technically driven director is known for his unorthodox camera work and visuals. He frequently collaborates with Emeka Hill Umeasor.

Entering the industry straight out of high school in 1991, Izu has done comparably few movies, preferring to better equip himself with practical training rather than classroom knowledge. Izu never enrolled for film studies as he banked on his confidence to see him through.

==Filmography (as Director)==sitanda (2006)

  • La Viva (2006)
  • GL 1 &2 (2005)
  • Across the Niger (2003)
  • Moving Train (2003)
  • Battle of Love (2003)
  • Desperadoes 1 &2 (2001)
  • Eleventh Hour (2001)
  • Love Boat (2001)
  • The World is Mine (2001)
  • Showdown (2000)
  • Icabod (1993)
  • Iva (1993)

 

 

 
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