|Directed by||Obi Emelonye|
|Written by||Obi Emelonye|
|Screenplay by||Obi Emelonye|
|Music by||Luke Corradine|
|Edited by||Ben Nugent|
Background and productionEdit
Onye Ozi was shot in London and was premiered on October 18, 2013 at The Lighthouse Hall, Camberwell, London. It was produced by Obi Emelonye and Emmanuella Ngozi Ideh with support from Nollywood Movies, London, Screen Nation Pictures and M-Net.
Since it debuted in 2013, Onye Ozi has won multiple awards locally and internationally. Upon its release, Onye Ozi was met with mixed reviews. Sodas & Popcorn, a Nigerian movie blog through BellaNaija cited flaws in the film and further criticized Obi Emelonye's film writing technique stating that, “My issue with his movies have always been the writing. The stories never seem to add up and take he most awkward turns and twists.” YNaija's Wilfred Okichie also gave the film a low rating describing it as an "ultra-low budget independent film".
- Okey Bakassi as Metumaribe Onuigbo
- Anthony Aclet as Chike
- Stephen Moriaty as TJ
- Ngozi Igwebike as Mkpurunma
- Adesua Atuanya as Adaaugo
- D'Kachy Obi-Emelonye as Ossy
- Frank Ani as Ofoegbu
- Nkiruka Emelonye as Uju
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2014||2014 Nollywood Movies Awards||Best Diaspora Movie||Won|
|Best Indigenous Film||Won|
|10th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Achievement in Soundtrack||Won|
|Ousmane Sembene Award for Best Film in An African Language||Nominated|
|2014 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Comedy of The Year||Nominated|
|2015||2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Indigenous Language (Igbo)||Won|
|2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Film of The Year (Indigenous Films)||Nominated|
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- Imoh, Noellin (14 October 2014). "Nollywood Movie Awards 2014, ONYE OZI, LABO & SHAMEFUL DECEIT are Nominated!". African Dazzle Magazine. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
- "Onye Ozi (The Messenger): Nollywood Hit Master Obi Emelonye Births Another Classic Movie". 360Nobs. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
- "Igbo films rebound with Onye Ozi". The Nation Newspaper. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
- Sodas & Popcorn (19 February 2014). "Sodas & Popcorn –Movie Review: Onye Ozi (The Messenger)". BellaNaija. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
- Okichie, Wilfred (24 February 2014). "Film review: Watch 'Onye Ozi' with low expectations and you won't be disappointed". YNaija. Retrieved 4 February 2016.