Nigerian award-winning filmmaker and author, Onyeka Nwelue, is set to produce a documentary on Wole Soyinka’s visit to the South-East during the Biafran war.
In a recent Twitter post, Onyeka Nwelue said the documentary would be titled ‘The Last Night in Biafra’ and will document Soyinka’s visit to Enugu.
In August 1967, Soyinka paid an unofficial visit to Enugu where he met with Biafran leader Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.
Soyinka’s visit was based on how the civil war could come to an end. However, he was arrested and imprisoned for months by the Nigerian government over his visit to the South-East.
The civil war, also known as Biafra war started on 6 July, 1967 and ended on 15 January, 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.
“President Obasanjo was gracious enough, to invite me into his study and answered all my annoying questions. Frederick Forsyth appears,” Onyeka wrote.
‘The Last Night in Biafra’ follows his biopic on Ojukwu ‘Other Side of History,’ which premiered last month.