Nse Ikpe-Etim and Richard Mofe-Damijo Star in Ndy Akan’s New Film “Force Empire”

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Nigerian filmmaker and actor Ndy Akan is set to release a new film, Force Empire, across cinemas nationwide. The film spotlights workplace violence and harassment against women in the male-dominated police institution.

Nollywood heavyweights Richard Mofe-Damijo (known for The Black Book and Postcards) and Nse Ikpe-Etim (A Tribe Called Judah, A Sunday Affair) will lead a cast that also includes Segun Arinze, Mercy Aigbe, Tony Umez, Enwongo Abasi Ibom, Sonny McDon, Kunle Coker, Richard Johnson and Aniebiet Francis. 

In the film, Nse Ikpe-Etim plays high-ranking police officer DCP Mfon who attempts to unravel the perpetrator of an assault on her protégé, ASP Halima, played by Enwongoabasi Ibom, within the police force. Inspired by Halima’s plight, Mfon strives to apprehend the culprit and other morally bankrupt police officers.

Force Empire is produced by Ndy Akan, under the name of her film company Viensa Productions which is also responsible for her debut feature film, 1929: Women War. With her latest production, Akan reiterates her commitment to exploring key social issues.

Force Empire is a film about justice,” Akan noted in a statement. “It aims to highlight and encourage the outstanding police officers within the Nigeria Police Force while also addressing the unfortunate actions of a few that have tarnished its reputation.”

Force Empire is distributed by Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution and will debut in the Nigerian cinemas on August 23, 2024.