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NFVCB Boss tasks Officers on Filmmakers, Stakeholders’ Relations

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Mr Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), has called on officers of the board to maintain good working relationship with filmmakers and other stakeholders in the Nigerian film industry.

He made the call on Tuesday at a retreat on ‘Development of Strategic and Implementation Plans” of the board held at Isac Resort,Keffi,Nasarawa State.

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The two-day event had in attendance Directors, Zonal Cordinators  and Centre Heads  of the board drawn from different states of the country.

According to Thomas, the NFVCB, in recent times has built a cordial relationship with filmmakers,distributors, marketers and the various guilds in Nollywood through its increased stakeholders meetings and media literacy programmes. push({});

He therefore urged officers of the board across the country to sustain and build on the successes such cordial relationship has brought to the industry.

“The stakeholders are the reason we exist as a government regulatory body, and we must always work towards better service delivery for them through good relationship.

“Over the  past two years, I have been able to ensure that the board increase its classification by over 30 percent, which is a sharp increase to what was obtainable in the past.

 “Observation on trends in the industry shows that Nollywood producers  today have realised that the board is their partner in progress, and I will say that their  compliance rate  has increased.

“The number of approved screens has increased from 5 to 45, with Nollywood today ismaking 5 percent of Nigeria’s total GDP and has created  about 5 million jobs,” he said.

Thomas noted that  the industry was not all about entertainment, but a big business that must be encouraged and protected, to grow and bring profit to its investors.

He explained further that the board has developed  Five-Year Strategic Plan which was  presented at the retreat for detail study and contributions to ensure effective implementation.

He said the initiative was for the board to effectively deliver on its mandate and align itself with the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, which lays out the economic blueprint of the Buhari administration.

“Planning is needed in every human endeavour, and we are all familiar with the saying that if you fail to plan,you have plan to fail.

“This is why we decided to commission a study to generate a Strategic Plan using our Vision/Mission Statements, our enabling law and operational environment as ingredients.

“With the Implementation Plan, which will be the outcome of this retreat, the old ways of doing things at the board shall be in the past,”he added.

In her remark, Alache Ode, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Yazal Consultants Ltd, facilitators of the retreat, commended  the NFVCB chief and his management team for  taking steps towards re-positioning the organization for better service delivery.

“I commend everyone for being a part of this laudable initiative that will turn our movie industry around for better. “The sector has contributed a lot to national economy and it will do more with the implementation of this document.”

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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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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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