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Mortal Inheritance

Mortal Inheritance is a Nigerian film produced by Zeb Ejiro, directed by Andy Amenechi and written by Bond Emeruwa.[1]

Mortal Inheritance
Directed byAndy Amenechi
Produced byZeb Ejiro
Written byBond Emeruwa, Andy Amenechi
StarringFred Amata, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Kunle Bamtefa
Music byAbay Esho
Release date
Running time
104 minutes


Mortal Inheritance is a romantic drama about a woman dealing with sickle-cell anaemia, the plot also delves into cultural resistance to inter ethnic marriages in Nigeria. The protagonist of the story is Kemi, a Yoruba lady with sickle cell anemia, the part was played by Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde. She beat the odds of dying young as a sickle cell carrier and upon reaching adulthood, she fell in love with Chike, an Igbo man. But when she realised that Chike has the AS genotype or a sickle cell trait, she ended the relationship.[2]


  1. ^ "Mortal inheritance (1996)". Penn libraries, VCat: Video Catalog. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  2. ^ Onwumechili, Chuka, and Ndolo, Ikechukwu, eds. Re-imagining Development Communication in Africa. Blue Ridge Summit, US: Lexington Books, 2012. P. 126

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