Oscar Heman-Ackah’s “Finding Messiah” Wraps Up Principal photography

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Oscar Heman-Ackah has successfully concluded principal photography for his debut directorial project “Finding Messiah”

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“Finding Messiah” unfolds as an epic Political Musical Drama, Written and Directed by Oscar Heman-Ackah under Sol Tracka Productions.

The cinematic masterpiece is set in the fictional nation of The Republic of Zambay, complete with its own language and a vibrant cultural backdrop. While details of the storyline remain shrouded in mystery, the film boasts a stellar cast that seamlessly blends the seasoned talent of Nollywood legends such as Pete Edochie, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Alex Usifo, Daddy Showkey, and Ejike Asiegbu with the fresh energy of new Nollywood stars like Bucci Franklin, Uzi Kwednu, and Sunshine Rosman, promising an unforgettable cinematic experience.

Key Background

Oscar Heman-Ackah, a distinguished Ghanaian-Nigerian music executive and business owner, is renowned for founding and leading Soltracka Productions Ltd. Oscar’s influence extends beyond the African music scene, as he has collaborated with notable Nigerian musicians and global stars such as Rihanna and Chris Brown. Noteworthy contributions include crafting the 2014 World Cup theme song and establishing a partnership with a Universal Music Group-owned record company in 2011.

In addition to his musical achievements, Oscar is recognized as a media specialist, creative entrepreneur, and a prolific writer of jingles and commercials for prominent companies.

His recent marriage to Nigerian filmmaker Kemi Adetiba has further elevated his name to the general public. 


While musicals have historically been less prevalent in Nollywood compared to some other film industries, there is a notable shift in the landscape. Nollywood, renowned for its extensive production of dramatic and narrative-driven films, has traditionally focused on storytelling within the drama and comedy genres.

Despite this, the industry has witnessed some attempts at musicals in the past, with varying degrees of reception. Notable examples include “Nwaogo the Maid” (2014), “Hoodrush” (2012), “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” (2014), “Lara and The Beat” (2018), and “Obara M'” (2022).

These ventures highlight the evolving nature of Nollywood, demonstrating a willingness to explore diverse genres and embrace new storytelling methods, including incorporating musical elements.

Perhaps this project could become the positive lighthouse for more Nollywood musicals to be made.

In Summary

Anticipation for “Finding Messiah” grows as we await the official trailer.

The burning question remains: will it grace the big screens or become available on popular streaming platforms? Based on BTS’s images released, the project’s magnitude adds suspense to this decision and excitement is further fueled by the exceptional cast and intriguing glimpses from the movie set.

Notably, “Finding Messiah” marks his Oscar’s debut in Nollywood, how he showcases his diverse talents and experience makes this project news worthwhile and we patiently await a release date. 

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