‘Badamasi’ biopic returns on Amazon Prime days after being removed
The biopic of former Head of State, Ibrahim Babaginda titled ‘Badamasi’ by Obi Emelonye is now back on Amazon Prime days after it was removed due to technical issues.
On the 19th of May 2022, a day after the film launched on Amazon Prime, Obi Emelonye announced that ‘Badamasi’ had to be taken down from the streamer due to an audio sync glitch.
The filmmaker revealed this via an Instagram post he made on his page while also apologizing to the viewers of the film.
“Viewers have experienced an audio sync issue halfway through BADAMASI. I and my distributor do sincerely apologize for the technical problem. We have contacted the Amazon Quality Control team to fix the issue that resulted from an upload glitch as soon as possible.”
Also, Obi Emelonye spoke about the several factors impacting the film’s delayed premiere.
“Many forces don’t want this film to come out but nothing can stop an idea whose time has come. Up again on Amazon Prime after a short break in transmission. Thanks for your patient understanding.
“Delayed from being released for 3 years by red tape. Launch on Amazon prime cut shut by black tape. Watch this controversial film NOW before it is buried by green tape.”
Delayed from being released for 3 years by red tape. Launch on Amazon prime cut shut by black tape. Watch this controversial film NOW before it is buried by green tape. pic.twitter.com/3Jn2dhMnU4
— Obi Emelonye (@obiemelonye) May 23, 2022
The biopic which was shot in 2018, portrays the former Nigerian military head of state as a flawed man with a strong sense of patriotism.
Ibrahim Babaginda is played by Enyinna Nwigwe, with Charles Inojie, Sani Danja, Yakubu Mohammed, Okey Bakassi, Kalu Ikeagwu, Julius Agwu, and Erick Didie in supporting parts.