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The Prince has a wide series of interests in Music, Comedy, Dance, Photography and also in film. He has sponsored talent hunts, music festivals, state carnivals, founded his own groups, supported established acts and sent many students on world class training. His love for the arts began from his interaction as a child. His father was a huge classical fan and he was encouraged to participate in plays growing up. In University, he lived on campus and took part in variety shows under the supervision of the great Prof Ola Rotimi and his family. He was in school with the kids.

Film Production

Tonye Princewill is also a film producer with a particular focus on social messaging.

'76 the movie

In 2016, Princewill’s production company: Adonis Production in association with his charity, The Princewills Trust produced the groundbreaking blockbuster, ’76, a post-civil war drama handsomely shot on Super 16mm film. The film received international recognition for the unique portrayal of the 1976 coup in Nigeria which aimed at preserving a remarkable part of Nigeria’s history for the incoming generation. The Hollywood Reporter called it “a cut above most Nollywood movies”.

The film is set six years after the civil war when a young officer from the Middle Belt develops a romantic relationship and later marries a young student from the South-Eastern region. However, their relationship is strained by constant military postings. The soldier is ultimately accused of being involved in the 1976 unsuccessful military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed. This captivating story is told from two points of view: the young wife and her soldier husband.

76 was shot in Ibadan, Oyo State and had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival with a later screening at the London Film Festival, amongst several other festivals around the world.

Nnenda

He also produced the film, Nnenda, which was geared towards creating awareness for orphans, the less-privileged in society.

Kajola

Tonye Princewill produced the film, Kajola, a film that explored the implications of the continuous neglect of the masses, the widening gap between the rich and poor and the ensuing catastrophic outcomes stemming from such neglect.

Valour

Tonye Princewill produced other films such as Valour, a movie that deals with Niger Delta issues and militancy.

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