Abuja, Nigeria -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/20/2014 -- Torn between two women one man must decide to have love or power. A naïve representative sets out with the good intentions of serving his electorate, only to arrive in his seat of power to find laws aren't made as much as they are bought and sold. In an attempt to broker a peace agreement between farmers and cattle ranchers through a Land Grazing Bill, the representative interacts with the ranchers and falls in love with one of their daughters. Contrasting the courtship rituals to win her love against the backdrop of the war in the House because of the bill, award-winning Nigerian author and filmmaker Wale Okediran takes the viewer deep into the fictional world of the Nigerian House of Parliament and the uniqueness of the Fulani tribesmen through his movie, Tenants of the House.
Hoping to capitalize on the success of the adapted film work Half of a Yellow Sun based in the book of the same name by Chimamanda Adichie, Tenants of the House will use actors from both Afica and International fame to appeal to a wider audience, as well as circumvent copyright issues by choosing to release the film in a first run in cities such as London, UK and Berlin, Germany.
To that end, the film's champion, the Honorable Wale Okediran has launched an auspicious Indiegogo campaign seeking angel investors hoping to invest in the film industry. Funds raised are earmarked to include production, travel, equipment, post-production and author's fees among other necessary film production incidentals like office overhead. Rewards currently available for investors include trade mementos such as t-shirts, souvenirs and hats.
About Wale Okediran
Author Okediran, a medical doctor, spent nearly three years in the Nigerian Parliament. Tenants of the House is a fictional work based on that time. Five of his published works have won National Literary Prizes. Tenants of the House was a co-winner of the 2011 Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature.
For more information, visit Tenants of the House - The Movie.
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