Nigerian Academy produces 700 films in 5 months
The International Film Broadcasting Academy (IFBA), Lagos, produced 700 films between January and May, Mr Victor Okhai, an instructor at the Nigerian academy, said.
Okhai told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos that the figure showed a marked increase in the number of films produced in the first five months of 2015.
The instructor, who, however, could not readily give the number produced for the same period in 2015, said that the Nigerian academy had intended to produce more films.
“The academy was only able to produce 700 films in the first five months of 2016 because of inadequate funding. We are determining to produce more.
“The industry lacks funding and adequate manpower which are basic requirements for its development.
“With government’s intervention, the industry will be able to make some considerable growth and attain global recognition,“ the instructor said.
Okhai said that the academy was on undeterred by poor funding, adding that it was still determined to ensure the growth of the industry through its lean purse.
“The academy is planning to employ more professionals to enable it to increase productions and also enhance the quality of its films to meet international standards,’’ Okhai said.
According to the instructor, the academy was specifically set up to train professional film makers and to also contribute to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through its activities.
“Films produced by the Nigerian academy, every year; also contribute directly or indirectly to the nation’s GDP.
“The industry is working to improve the quality of Nigerian films and is also now encouraging Nollywood producers on how to contend with the challenge of piracy,” he said.
The instructor added that apart from poor funding, piracy was another major cankerworm weighing down the growth of the industry.
“We can easily overcome the issue of poor funding through many means, but over the years we have not been able to overcome the issue of piracy.
“So, piracy remains our major challenge in the industry and needs the collective efforts of government, security agents, stakeholders and well-meaning Nigerians to fight,’ he said.
Okhai urged the Federal Government to support the industry financially and also create an enabling environment to enhance its overall development.
Courtesy: News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN)
“The Real Housewives Of Abuja” Set To Return For Reunion
The Real Housewives of Abuja, a popular reality show, is set to reunite for a highly anticipated reunion program following an eventful season.
The reunion will feature the lively and dramatic cast members including Arafa, Comfort Booth, OJ Posharella, Princess Jecoco, Samantha Homosanny, and Tutupie.
Hosted by media star, Akah Nnani, the show aims to delve into the various issues and controversies that unfolded during the season, to address the conflicts and bring closure to the season’s unresolved issues.
Notable moments in the show included Arafa’s mother offering advice, OJ Posharella surprising everyone with her desire to remain a virgin, and the growing tension between Princess and Tutupie, former best friends who were concerned about their secrets being exposed.
The season finale showcased the women exploring the vibrant city of Cape Town and its vibrant nightlife, providing fans with an immersive experience.
The Real Housewives of Abuja, produced by Delmedia Productions, is part of the global Real Housewives franchise, licensed as a format by NBCUniversal Formats.
The reunion airs on Showmax from Friday, May 19, 2023, and wraps up on Friday, May 26, 2023. It promises to deliver a thrilling and memorable conclusion for the show’s devoted fans.
Binge on “Rich Housewives Of Anambra” By Steve Chuks
Cathyz Code, Ekene Nna-Udosen, Tracey George, Chioma Okafor, Vivian Fareedah Metchie, Madam Gold, and other cast members also appear on the show, which is meant to imitate a reality series.
The characters discuss, argue, and have delightfully clever and caustic dialogues about riches, luxury, and social status.
Watch the episodes below.
Mo Abudu Shares Official Poster for Her Short Film “Her Perfect Life”
Mo Abudu has released the official poster for her next short film, “Her Perfect Life“.
The movie addresses the subject of mental health and will make its debut at the Cannes Short Film Corner and the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival.
In the film, Pearl Thusi plays Onajite Johnson Ibrahim, a successful woman who seems to have it all but is actually dealing with depression and suicide thoughts. The movie addresses the hidden mental health issues that people with seemingly ideal lives can experience and seeks to increase awareness of the problem.
The movie also stars Joseph Benjamin, Omowunmi Dada, Uzor Osimpka, and Mary Lazarus, in addition to Pearl Thusi. The main characters and Thusi were photographed for the poster by Kelechi Amadi-Obi.
The first two films on Mo Abudu Films’ slate under his new label are “Her Perfect Life” and “Iyawo Mi (My Wife).” Both films have been chosen to appear at the August 4–12 Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival and the Cannes Short Film Corner, which aim to highlight emerging directors.
Watch the trailer below.
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