“Ayamatanga”: Details About Scary Christian Movie “Agbara Nla” Released in 1992

“Ayamatanga”: Details About Scary Christian Movie “Agbara Nla” Released in 1992

  • Mount Zion Films ministry, founded by Mike Bamiloye, is a household name among lovers of Christian movies in Nigeria
  • Bamiloye is considered the pioneer of Christian home videos in the country, with several hit movies to his name
  • Popular among them is 'Agbara Nla' 'The Upper Power, a movie released in 1992
  • In a chat with Legit.ng, a movie lover recounts her experience watching Agbara Nla as a child

Aside from the secular movies in Nollywood, another part of the movie industry which is quite popular is the faith-based niche, with one of the pioneers being Mount Zion Films industry, founded by dramatist and producer Mike Abayomi Bamiloye.

Mount Zion Films Ministry, founded in 1985, is considered Nigeria's first indigenous drama group focused on spreading the gospel through home videos and stage drama.

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Mount Zion's Agbara Nla was released in 1992. Credit: Twitter @gospelfilmng
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Some popular movies produced by Mike Bamiloye led Mount Zion ministry include Agbara Nla, Apoti Eri (Ark of Covenant), Abejoye, Broken Pitchers, among others.

Legit.ng recalls reporting that Bamiloye reprimanded secular actors and actresses, whom he accused of being porous with the romance roles they play in movies.

What to know scary Christian movie "Agbara Nla"

Agbara Nla, produced in 1992, was the hit movie that brought Mount Zion to the spotlight. It was first released in the Yoruba language.

The movie was so popular a subtitled version, The Ultimate Power, was released in 1994.

Agbara Nla's setting was in a village called ‘Abule Muwonleru’ under the ruler of a dark force led by a Chief Priest called ‘Isawuru’ acted by Mike Bamiloye.

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However, some gospel preachers stormed the village for evangelism and ended up leading Isawuru to the Lord.

Isawuru abandoned the witches known as ‘Aro Meta’, who refused to give up on losing him without a fight.

The truth about Ayamtanga in Agbara Nla

Ayamatanga, a word many who watched the movie believed they heard from a female character who acted as one of the Aro Meta witches, turned out to be false.

In a YouTube video released in 2022, one of Bamiloye's sons and actor Joshua, also known as Jay Mike, left people talking on social media after he said it was not Ayamtanga but 'I Am At Anger.'

Watch a video of Jay Mike speaking about Ayamtanga with his dad Mike Bamiloye below:

How scary was Ayamtanga in Agbara Nla

It was so so scary for 1990s kids!

The movie was so scary that many who were kids when it was released, during a heated exchange with Jay Mike in 2019, claimed the Ayamtanga traumatised their childhood.

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Some netizens went as far as dragging Mike Bamiloye. Below is one of the tweets from 2019:

The scary part of Agbara Nla was the scene where a character possessed by demons roared the expression, ‘Ayamatanga', which turned out to be 'I Am At Anger' during a spiritual warfare in the movie.

Nigerians now use 'Ayamatanga' to describe someone who is evil or wicked.

What to know about the lady who acted Ayamatanga in Agbara Nla

The woman who acted ‘Ayamatanga’ role is known as “Bose Ayamatanga”, but her real name is Mrs. Grace Femi-Akintunde. She was one of the pioneer members of Mount Zion Ministry alongside Mike Bamiloye and his wife, Gloria Bamiloye.

Grace is married to film director and evangelist Isaac Femi-Akintunde. Like his wife, Isaac is also an actor under the Mount Zion Films Ministry and has acted in some Christian movies.

Below are pictures of Mrs Grace Femi-Akintunde:

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Ayamatanga is still considered one of Nigeria's scariest movies 31 years after its release. Below is a recent tweet from Nigerians listing their top horrific movies below:

Watch a video of Agbara Nla here.

It was a scary movie - Temitope Aisha

Temitope Aisha recounted how she used to watch Agbara Nla on OGTV as a child.

She said:

"They do show the movie every Sunday on OGTV then. What a scary movie. Ayamatangan and her messengers. She sent her girls to torment people's lives, especially happy homes, in which most of her girls act as house helps."

Why some ladies are now qualified to be wife at 28 - Mike Bamiloye

Legit.ng previously reported that Mike Bamiloye disclosed why some women remain unmarried, even at 28.

According to the gospel actor, many ladies in the present time "prepare more for the wedding day than for the marriage life."

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In a post on his Instagram page, Bamiloye lamented that some young women are unwilling to learn about marriage.

In another report via Legit.ng, Bamiloye's daughter Darasimi and her husband Lawrence Oyor welcomed their second child in 2023.

Source: Legit.ng

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