By Amos-Miracle Uka

Really, what comes to your mind when you hear of June 12? And what emotions accompany your thoughts whenever you hear of June 12?

Do you remember it as a day the most controversial, gracious, yet flawed Army General; Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida infamously annulled what Nigerians consider to have been the freest and fairest election? or probably a day when Nigeria’s democracy was overturned?

Of a truth, everyone hold their opinions about the famous day and its greatest player, IBB. Even kids who have had the opportunity of flipping through the pages of history books also have something to say.

Be it as it may, listening to the voice of the horse has always been a sure way of revealing truths.

Badamasi (The Portrait of a General) is History on the horizon. A Biopic of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB). The Movie starring Enyinna Nwigwe, now have an official release date. The much-anticipated film is set for release on June 12, 2021.

Obi Emelonye revealed this in an Instagram article, “It’s here…finally! June 12 unravelled on June 12,” he wrote.

The movie also features Sani Danja, Kalu Ikeagwu, Charles Inojie Okey Bakassi with Yakubu Mohammed, Amara Uwakwe-Anyanwu, Julius Agwu and Erick Didie.

Overcoming the challenges that delayed its release on November 29, 2019, the film finally will have its world premiere at Cine world- The 02Peninsula Square London, SE100DX United Kingdom come June 12, 2021.


A powerful Army General attempts to guide Nigeria through a viciously strained era in this first of its kind authorised biopic.

Born in a small village in northern Nigeria called Wushishi, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida or IBB as he is fondly called, loses both of his parents by the age of 14.

It is his charm and intelligence that would propel him from that inauspicious beginning to the pinnacle of military politics in Africa’s most populous country.

But to fulfil his destiny, Babangida has to survive a brutal civil war, spearhead several successful military coups, escape a few ferocious plots on his own life and confront his deepest fears.

But when fate pitches the General against the will of 150 million tough Nigerians, something has to give. Babangida has won several battles to rule Nigeria for 8 years. However, with the country about to implode, he may have to lose the fight to bring her back from the brink.

Anticipate this explosive piece from the heart of Africa and the Veteran Nollywood Director Obi Emelonye.