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‘The Last Night In Biafra’: Onyeka Nwelue To Release Documentary On Soyinka Brave Visit To Ojukwu

In August 1967, Soyinka undertook an unauthorized visit to Enugu, where he met with Biafran leader Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.

The Nobel Laureate’s visit was to discuss the possibilities of resolving Nigeria’s civil war, which had broken out just two months before.

However, the Nigerian government detained and imprisoned Soyinka for months because of his travel to the southeast.

According to Nwelue, the documentary would be named ‘The Last Night in Biafra,’ and will follow Soyinka’s visit to Enugu to see Ojukwu.

He also uploaded a clip from his conversation with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who recounted the circumstances leading up to the war, which lasted from 1967 to 1970.

“I am developing a documentary on Wole Soyinka, titled, ‘The Last Night in Biafra.’ It chronicles Soyinka’s journey to Enugu, to see Ojukwu,” he wrote.

“President Obasanjo was gracious enough, to invite me into his study and answered all my annoying questions. Frederick Forsyth appears.”

The forthcoming documentary follows ‘Other Side of History,’ his biopic on Ojukwu which premiered last month.

Nwelue has won several awards and recognition globally for his works.

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