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Censors Board Trains, Gives Grant to 100 Youths in Nasarawa State

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The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has conducted training for 100 youths, drawn from different Local Government in Nasarawa State, on ventures in the movie industry and provided them with start-up packs.

The youths,including young filmmakers, were trained by officials of the board and other stakeholders as ‘Community Ambassadors’ of the NFVCB against unclassified films and on key subjects towards a successful career in filmmaking at the event held on Monday at Canal Olympia Site in Mararaba.

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The young ‘Ambassadors’, especially those in film business, were empowered with startup grants and certificates by the NFVCB at the end of the training.

Mr Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the board, said that the event tagged “ Revisiting the Fundamentals of Cinema Culture” is part of the board’s Media Literacy and Empowerment initiative for young thespians across Nigeria. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

“In other to support the empowerment of youths in the Nasarawa state, in line with the youth friendly policies of the President Buhari led Federal Government, the National Film and Video Censors Board selected the state as a beneficiary of its ongoing capacity building on Film Classification and Censorship for youths in North Central.

“As the key regulator of the Nigerian motion picture industry, the board has decided to bring practical knowledge of how to be successful in the sector to these passionate youths.

“As part of the empowerment initiative, we have brought experts from the academia and seasoned practitioners in the industry, to train these selected 100 youths .

“They will be trained on the role of NFVCB as well as the job openings in the film and video sector, and empowerment packs to aid the new roles as Ambassadors of the Nigerian Film Industry is to be given to them,”he said.

Thomas described the training as timely, and a prelude to the opening of the ongoing construction of a 300-seater capacity Green Multipurpose Cinema by CanalOlympia in Mararaba.

He added that the cinema, when completed would create jobs for youths in the state and beyond,and that made the training more useful.

Mr Simon Minkowski,Vice President of CanalOlympia worldwide, said the cinema isdesigned to be a space for talent incubation and platform for emerging talents, and would be ready for operation in November this year.

In his speech, the Governor of the State, Engr Abdullahi Sule expressed appreciation to the NFVCB for bringing the training to the state.

The Governor, who was represented by Mr Kwanta Yakubu, his Senior Special Assistant on Youth Development and NGO, however urged the beneficiaries to make maximal use of the experience and resources they received from the programme.

“I commend the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) for this initiative aimed at sensitizing our youths and women on the imperative of film classification and censorship, including the various opportunities in the film and video sector which our youth could leverage to empower themselves for self-reliance and prosperity,”he said.

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Disappointment: Order Of The Day In Movie Industry – Sunday Amedu

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Veteran filmmaker, entertainer and director Sunday Amodu has strived through thick and thin in the movie industry over the years and has loads of experience in the art, he made it known to the upcoming and wanabe artists that they would need a lot of preparation and determination as disappointment is the order of the day in the movie industry.

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Mr. Amedu is an Igala descent who started working towards his dream of film making at the age of 7 and set in finally by writing scripts.

After going through study and releasing his first movie in the year 2000, he was the first Igala producer to successfully take an Igala movie to the federal government of Nigeria.

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According to the movie director in an interview with AljazirahNigeria newspapers, when his first movie, “Ejukimenebi” was taken to the Censors Board, they were surprised that they were Igala movies in the industry. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Eventually his movie became the first Igala movie to be known in the world.

Aside from this particular movie, he also has other good movies to his credit and also working on another great movie presently.

Amodu has worked on a couple of blockbuster movies in the past, like “Danger Of Curiosity” and “Gods Power” another movie that featured top actors including the late Bruno Iwuoha. He successfully produced these movies amongst other mind blowing pieces.

Before now, Igala movies have witnessed little or no recognition in the entertainment industry despite its enormous talent and creativity.

Meanwhile Amodu made emphasis on the fact that the movie industry has been affected not even by the pandemic but for about 5 to 6 years now, and that this effect took off when everything was digitized and the decoders came in to play, “I think the COVID-19 era is the best time for movies to sell because people are mostly indoors and watching movies but unfortunately, people here do not pay attention to the movies.

“However, with my strategy that I am bringing on board, that is my dream of becoming somebody who will champion the Igala world as regards having an Igala movie channel which I launched ten years ago and am still working on, I believe we should have one movie viewing centre where people can log onto”.
He further gave a word of advice to young up and coming artistes and people who intend to venture into the filmmaking business on the right way to go about it and some of the challenges they may face in the process, and their way to success.

“For upcoming artistes, I think they have a long way to go, either as an actor, a writer or a crew member.

They should possess perseverance because disappointment is the order of the day in the movie sector.”He further gave a word of advice to the up and coming actors and people who intend to venture into it that it has to do with his/her thinking.” I advise they should package themselves also.”

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Prince Abdulrahman Obaje is a Media and ICT Consultant, Journalist, online marketer, social media strategist, Mathematician and Computer Scientist based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is the Founder and the Publisher of The Informavores!. You can reach me on +234 805 939 5252 or send i-witness report directly to me on news@informavores.com.ng.

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DJ Babus Dies Of COVID-19

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Babatunde Bello, popularly known DJ Babus, has died of coronavirus.

The famous disk jockey passed away on Friday.

He was a Talent Manager at KnightHouse from 2011 to 2014.

Babus graduated from the University of Baltimore in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and Technology Management.

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A one-time DJ at Four Points by Sheraton, Lagos, was the founder of Crates and Vinyl Entertainment.

Babus was the son of Mrs Nadia Bello, Proprietor of Belinna Schools in Akoka, Lagos.

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President Buhari Reappoints Chidia Maduekwe to Head Film Corporation

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President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the renewal of the appointment of Dr Chidia Maduekwe as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) for a second and final term of four years.

According to a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the appointments takes effect from March 31, 2021.

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Maduekwe was first appointed in 2017 as the Chief Executive of the NFC, the frontline film agency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Nigerian Film Corporation, established in 1979, is empowered to lay a solid foundation for the development of a viable and sustainable film industry and cinema culture in Nigeria.

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The Corporation has the mandate of planning, promoting and organising an integrated and efficient growth and development of the Nigerian film industry, including support and training for Nigerian filmmakers. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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