By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Arguably, the first Nollywood film made entirely in Bette Language of Obudu LGA in Northern Cross River State is set to debut in the market.
Bette is one of the major sub-dialectal groups of the Bantu stock and a sub-group of Ekoi spoken with little variants in 5 political wards in the Obudu local government area and a section of Bendi people in Obanliku local government area referred to as “Bendi-Bette”.
Shan George, a native of Ediba in Abi local government area of central Cross River State, a singer, actress and filmmaker disclosed to CrossRiverWatch that the film is reflection of the true life story of the Governor of Cross River state, Senator Ben Ayade.
She said the film titled, AYADE attempts to replay the childhood dreams, challenges and travails that should have suffocated the dreams of the governor and also captures how he was able to weather the storm and rise to become the state number one citizen.
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