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WIFE. MOTHER. WARRIOR.
Queen Idia of the great Benin Kingdom in the Midwestern part of Nigeria is the only child of her parents. Her father dies a few weeks before she is born and her mother dies a few minutes after giving birth to her. She is adopted by her uncle and grows up to be a very beautiful, fearless and strong woman. Idia is also blessed with mystical powers. Her ultimate goal is to make a difference in the Kingdom but first she has to contend with the customs and traditions of the Land and her co-wife, Ohonmi. All through the film, these contending situations throw a wrench in Idia’s resolve to present women’s matters in the Royal Court of the Oba (King) of Benin Empire, stop the killings of Kings’ mothers and also attain the highest position a woman can hold in the Kingdom - Iyoba (Mother of the King and Kingdom). She uses everything in her arsenal - Wit, Guts, Strength, Mystical powers and a mother’s love to achieve her Goal.
Patience is a Director, Producer,
Cinematographer and Designer. She has several Short Films under her belt and this film (QUEEN IDIA) will be her first feature length Film. She is a result driven person whose motto is "Everything is possible through Christ that strengthens me".
Patience is a Veteran of the U.S Army and she is married to Daniel Okhuofu and they are blessed with two adorable children. She is based in Newark, New Jersey.
PATIENCE 'OVO OKHUOFU
Director / Executive Producer / Co-Writer
Ossa Earliece is a Poet, actor, writer and a lecturer. He worked with the most respected professor of playwriting, late Ola Rotimi as a founding member of the African Cradle Theatre. He trained at the University of Port Harcourt and the London Film Academy. He has published a number of plays. Among films he has written are, To Rise Again (2001); True or False: the Rhesus Factor; The Terrorist (2002); Adesuwa (2009) and more recently, Invasion 1897 (2014). He is currently CEO NuCRAFT Multimedia Systems Limited, Benin City and Executive Director African Renaissance Ensemble, ARE.