Ije (Nigeria: 2010)


Chineze Anyaene

Cast list

Genevieve Nnaji as Chioma Opara
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde as Anya Opara Michino
Ulrich Que as Jalen
Jeff Swarthout as Don Deccico
Jon Morgan Woodward as Michael Michino


Associate Producer: Prsper Akeni
Producer: Chineze Anyaene
Executive Producer: Emeka Anyaene & Uche Anyaene
Consulting Producer: Hillary Gbemudu
Producer/Second Unit: Ejoja Michael Ijegwa
Line producer: Paula Moreno


Ije is a drama that tells the story of two young women, Chioma and Anya, who grew up in the Nigerian countryside. Despite her sisters concerns about America, Anya leaves the small country town she grew up in to chase the American dream in Los Angeles.  Years later Anya realizes that the American dream includes a dark side when she is charged for a triple murder. Chioma flies to Los Angeles to help prove her sisters innocence. With the help of a young lawyer, Chioma discovers a secret that Anya is keeping that will shock everyone involved with the case.


Alex Amos, “Movie Review: Ije- Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Ekeinde Jalade’s Binding Cord.” OnoBello (online magazine)

Gbenga Awomodu. “Ije-The Journey: Movie Review by Gbenga Awomodu." CP-Africa (online blog)