Inalé, a musical directed by Jeta Amata, will be premiered in South Africa on July 26. The musical was released in 2010, and it features Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Caroline Chikezie, Dede Mabiaku, Ini Edo, Keppy Ekpenyong Bassey, Nse Ikpe-Etim, and Omawumi Megbele. The premiere will take place in Johannesburg at Ster-Kinekor Cinemas. Inalé was produced by Keke Bongos, and it features original music by her father, Bongos Ikwue.
Inalé is a film adaptation of a folk tale from Otukpo (Nigeria). The story centres on the life of the Princess of Otukpo, Inalé (Caroline Chikezie), who found happiness and true love in the heart of Ode (Hakeem Kae Kazim). Tradition permits all eligible men of Otukpo to compete for the hand of the princess, in a wrestling tournament – and Ode is determined to win the tournament.
Ode conquers competitors of all shapes and sizes in the tournament. As he is about to claim his victory and the heart of his true love, a masked stranger emerges, asking for a chance to wrestle him. The intrusion of the stranger sets in motion events, which no one in the land of Otukpo could have foreseen. With her love for Ode and her kingdom put to the test, Inalé’s adventure begins.