Posted in Recommended by - July 11, 2013

Title: PRINCESS TYRA (1 & 2)

Sequel: ROYALTY (1 & 2)

Starring: Jackie Appiah, Van Vicker, Yvonne Nelson, Oge Okoye


Life isn’t perfect for two royal princesses as one is betrothed to a prince that doesn’t love her while the other can’t produce an heir to the throne. 


Tyra (Yvonne Nelson), a snooty princess, was betrothed to Prince Kay (Van Vicker) but he couldn’t stand her. He had absolutely no interest in royal pampering and he had even less patience for her arrogant ways. But someone had the Prince’s heart and it was none other than Mefie (Jackie Appiah), who happened to be Tyra’s maiden. 

Mefie couldn’t believe the prince would take an interest in her but he was attracted to her humility and natural beauty. The two secretly had a relationship and Mefie later realized she was pregnant. It was embarrassing for the royal family and Tyra was crushed by the news. 

The prince left town before he learned of Mefie’s pregnancy and when he returned to find her, he found Mefie’s twin sister instead, which commenced the twist in the story. 

Meanwhile, across the land, Princess Elizabeth (Oge Okoye) was under pressure to produce an heir. Out of sheer desperation she forced a servant to sleep with her and had plans to carry off her unborn child as the Kings’.  

Let’s Talk. This is a modern day royal saga. Although it displayed characters that were hung up on ancient traditions, it was well balanced with characters that lived by today’s standards. 

The subplots focused on Princess Elizabeth who took desperate measures to produce a child and also, Agnes (Kalsoume Sinare), a woman that was dying of cancer and disclosed major secrets on her deathbed.

The theme was the clash of social class and status. The poor intermingled with royalty which was forbidden, shameful, and ultimately troublesome. 

One point worth mentioning is the scene where Mefie was shot. Why didn’t the prince investigate the shooting or question his mother and Tyra about it? The two women were the beginning and end of Mefie’s enemy list. This is where the story became questionable because the prince should have instantly suspected them. Other than that, the story was captivating and kept one’s interest.

The casting was excellent. Yvonne Nelson was believable as the uppity b*tch of a princess while Jackie Appiah stole the show with her performance as an orphan/maiden.

Overall, the plots intertwined really well and was very entertaining. Two thumbs way up. RECOMMEND

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18 Comments on "PRINCESS TYRA"

  • Doreen

    I have seen this original movie and Ogo Okoye was never in this movie. Lol

  • JJ

    I have added this one to my collection too..a winner.

    • TalkAfricanMovies

      Damn, that collection of yours is growing and Prin Tyra deserves to be a part of it. Loved this movie.

  • JJ

    Heeyy TalkAfricanMovies sho ya right it’s growing. I first saw Prin Tyra when it first came out..took me a while to find it. This is one I can go back to and watch.

    • TalkAfricanMovies

      The good ol’ days, right?

  • Shennycute

    Princess Elizabeth (Oge Okoye) is not there in this movie princess tyra why? Secondly the part 3 is not complete is just 44. 26 mins and what happen to the part 4 I couldn’t get it.

    • TalkAfricanMovies

      Hey Shenny, you are the second person to comment that Oge Okoye isn’t in the Princess Tyra movie. I don’t get it. She’s in the movie and as you can see, she’s on the DVD cover as well. Are you watching a DVD? I’m just not sure why you don’t see Oge or why you can’t get part 4. Sometimes there are distributor errors. I have personally purchased movies where the DVD had one title but the DVD was actually another movie. Just recently I purchased a movie and only the beginning of the movie played and the rest of the movie was MIA. It happens. You may have to go back to your point of purchase.

  • gugulethu nebele

    wow this is one of the most interesting movies. keep it up.

    • TalkAfricanMovies

      Yes, Gugulethu, this movie is a very popular movie.

  • eric kieti

    Best movie i ever watched , i like princess tyra’s attitude and jackie Appiah was so good at it acting a double role as mefia and Ashly , Van vicker too was great . I would watch the movie over ten times without getting bored.

    • TalkAfricanMovies

      Hi Eric, I couldn’t agree with you more. This is one of my favorite movies.

  • Davy

    Van Vicker should improve on his wall drop, he had only two suits in the entire movie lol….

    • TalkAfricanMovies

      Ha! I didn’t notice that.

  • mang'orr antony

    congratulations the film stars
    princess tyra is the best movie ever have i watched

    • TalkAfricanMovies

      Hey, I completely understand. It’s at the top of my list too!

  • mafondora Gary


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  • Christine

    Ha! Computer science, hw could jackie appear twice

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