Oscar Heman-Ackah Releases ‘Finding Messiah’ Trailer

Ghanaian-Nigerian media executive, Oscar Heman-Ackah, has released a five-minute teaser of his political musical drama film, Finding Messiah.

The film is set in the fictional nation of Zambay which, from the looks of the teaser released on Thursday, March 28, 2024, is dealing with a messy political unrest that feels quite familiar.

Alongside Nollywood veterans Pete Edochie, Keppy Ekpeyong, Segun Arinze, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Ngozi Ezeonu, Ejike Asiegbu, and Alex Usifo—who plays Zambay’s despotic figure—actor Bucci Franklin has a prominent role in the film Finding Messiah. Majid Michael, Sunshine Rosman, Daddy Showkey, and Lilian Afegbai are other members of the cast.

When he shared the teaser on his Instagram, Heman-Ackah said he had to carefully build the film’s set.

“One of the greatest challenges I faced in creating this film was the struggle to bring the beautiful, yet fictitious world of Zambay to life. It meant I needed to customise everything to ensure that it is as believable as possible,” he said.

Heman-Ackah is the film’s writer, director, executive producer, and production designer. He also scored the music that’s already one of the project’s shining lights.

You can watch the video here: Finding Messiah