Nigerian-British author Anietie Isong is about to have his novel Radio Sunrise adapted into a film.
Radio Sunrise is a satirical story centring on a Nigerian journalist living and working in Lagos at a government-owned radio station, Radio Sunrise.
The novel explores the many realities of being Nigerian and living in Nigeria, touching on themes such as corruption, militancy, bribery, oppression, bad governance, infidelity and a value system that worships money more than anything else.
It further paints a satirical portrait of post-colonial Nigeria that builds on the legacy of the great African satirist tradition of Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Ayi Kwei Armah.
The film will be produced by Nigerian filmmaker Emem Isong and directed by Uduak Isong via Lagos-based Closer Pictures. It will star Pere Egbi, Akin Lewis, Maurice Sam, Bimbo Ademoye and Mr Macaroni.
“Happy to announce that we’ll be adapting Anietie Isong’s Radio Sunrise into film. A coproduction between Royal Arts Academy and Closer Pictures. The book is adapted for the screen by Yinka Ogun, Kehinde Joseph and Uduak,” announced Uduak Isong on Instagram.
The premiere date has yet to be announced.