Oloibiri is based on true life events in the years between 1956 and 2012. It follows the life of Gunpowder (Richard Mofe Damijo – RMD) and his struggle to get oil companies out of the area, a place in Ogbia, Bayelsa State. Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett (Tinsel – TV Series, Dazzling Mirage) plays his mother but she’s unable to influence her son’s decisions. This was obvious during their confrontation over Dogo’s public execution. Gunpowder had graduated first class honors but had later resigned from his workplace to help Oloibiri salvage her lands and the water. He did this as the head of a military group that intercepted Robert Powell’s motorcade (the Head and Owner of Foreshaw Exploration played by William Moses). Robert Powell narrowly escaped and was helped by Chisom (Ivie Okujaye) a medical doctor.
Ivie Okujaye should get an award for her role here unlike her not-so-moving performance in Alero’s Symphony (2011), a film starring Faze (Kolomental). She almost overdid her “trembling”, but on the whole, she was real. The bloody events looked absolutely real. It still baffles me (though), that she took Robert Powell to Elder Timipre (Olu Jacobs). With her being aware of the potential torture and loss of life that could have ensued, the obvious choice was to have driven him to the nearest police station. Luckily for the white man, his life was spared, but only for some time as he was ca ... Read Full Review