Iyore is a movie by Frank Rajah Arase and co-produced by Kwame Boadu for Raj and Heroes films productions. Iyore, which literally means “The Return; A Life After Life” is based on the history and culture of the people of Benin, Nigeria. The movie features Rita Dominic, Okawa Shaznay, Desmond Walter, Joseph Benjamin, Paul Obazele and Yemi Blaq amongst others.
Synopsis: When School Teacher Osarugwe begins to teach her class about the historical tales and conquests of the Benin Empire, she opens up the door to a love story surrounding one of the three sacred virgins of the great Benin, Amenze and Edosa. Amenze, a virgin maiden whose fate is to be buried alive with the King once he has died is holding a secret that could destroy her and the sacred traditions of the Kingdom forever. In order to avoid the mortification, she escapes the Kingdom along with her lover Edosa. Their escape causes an uproar, which leads to a series of battles between kingdoms and kings.