THE THRONE is the story of a modern-day PRINCE who attempts to subvert the traditional succession system to the throne. Set in a fictional African traditional city, the corrupt wealthy Prince defies the ancestral oracle, and declares a moral war on the same community he wishes to preside over. He forgets the saying that ‘those who the gods want to destroy, they first make mad!
This is a satire about Nigerian elite craze for power by any means possible. Every successful businessman wants a traditional title at any price; same goes for university honorary titles; and for national honour, now, now, now! The periods of military rule 1966 up to 1990s witnessed in Nigeria pervasive tussles for traditional crown in all zones of the country without exception. Military style succession threatens to supplant the old-age tested systems of tribal traditional succession to the throne.
A film by by Ladi Ladebo
35mm Colour/80mins © 1998 Release on DVD
starring Kunle Bamtefa, Femi Fatoba, Laide Adewale, Peter Fatomilola.
FESPACO - 2001 Film Festival
Writer/Director: Ladi Ladebo
Director of photography, Kola Ogunbanwo
Sound By: Peter Hodges, AMPS
Editor: Simon R. Maltby
Music: Michael Omer
Producer: Irene Kehinde Ladebo
Princes - Africa - Drama.
Motion pictures, Nigerian.
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Production / Distribution : Ladi Ladebo Productions (LLP Films)