Witness The Rise Of Nationalism In ‘The Herbert Macaulay Affair’

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William Benson as Herbert Macaulay

Movie fans will go back in history this Friday was one of Nigeria’s legends comes to the big screen.

The Herbert Macaulay Affair is a movie about the life of the Nigerian nationalist and politician, and director tells the story, with the icon’s own grandson, Wale Macaulay, playing a role in the film.

Director, Imoh Umoren
Director, Imoh Umoren

In case you’re not yet aware, the Nollywood landscape is changing, with the world bearing witness to the golden age of cinema movies. Imoh Umoren’s upcoming feature is a unique addition with a character-driven performance from William Benson as Herbert Macaulay.

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A scene from the movie
A scene from the movie

The trailer will give fans reasons to want to see the historical drama as learning more about our past guides our future.

Olayinka Herbert Samuel Heelas Badmus Macaulay (November 14, 1864 – May 7, 1946) was a Nigerian politician, surveyor, engineer, architect, journalist, and musician regarded by many as the founder of Nigerian nationalism.

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Herbert Macaulay
Herbert Macaulay

He was notable for his opposition to British colonial rule in Nigeria and was a part of the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines’ Protection Society.

The Herbert Macaulay Affair will be in movie theaters on October 25, 2019.

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