THE National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board (LSFVCB) have signed an understanding to monitor and enforce movie classification and licensing.This is contained in a statement issued by Mike Ekunno, the acting Head, Public Affairs, NFVCB, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.According to the statement, “the days of unwholesome practices in the movie industry within Lagos, a major hub of the sector are numbered.’’
THE Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it sold a 341 million dollars bond offering to finance a new museum in Los Angeles set to be completed in 2018.
ABUJA Carnival has been re-branded as Nigeria National Carnival to make it more acceptable as a national event and to involve more stakeholders in the carnival.
LAGOS State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has said the state government would explore the potentials that abound in the entertainment and arts industry as a viable platform to create jobs for the teeming youths in the state.
IRISH singer, songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, philanthropist and frontman of Dublin-based rock band U2, Paul David “Bono” Hewson, has shown appreciation and support for the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA.
AFRIMA is an effort that recognises, awards and preserves Africa`s rich music culture organised in partnership with the Africa Union Commission, AUC.
In a meeting with the President and Executive Producer of AFRIMA, Mike Dada in Lagos recently, Bono said “AFRIMA has a tune that will resonate around the world, it is an excellent initiative”.
This is another affirmation that AFRIMA is indeed an awards platform that is reckoned with not only continentally but globally.
Bono is also the co-founder of ONE Campaign International. ONE Africa is a partner of AFRIMA and is reputed for social change advocacy across the world.
AFRIMA main awards ceremony, which holds in Nigeria on Sunday, November 15, will be preceded by the Africa Music Summit on November 13, themed: “Reviving the Business of Music in Africa”.
There will also be the AFRIMA Music Village, November 13-14, an open, festival-style concert over a period of two days.
AFRIMA has shown that it is capable of promoting African culture and music to the rest of the world. Words of appreciation and encouragement from such renowned figure in the global music industry and the world`s richest rock star further proves AFRIMA`s capability to create deep brand equity for Africa. Bono has been involved in benefits concerts to raise aid and awareness on the deplorable conditions of the poor in Africa.
A Nollywood producer and policeman, Mr Abraham Eremosele, has expressed optimism that Nigerian movie scripts would improve as the industry progressed.
THE Akwa Ibom Government has said it has selected 329 youths from the state for training in photography and film production.
ONE of the nation’s rising thespians, Ademola Adedoyin, hs said it was only good quality celluloid motion picture that usually made their mark at the box-office.
A former senator, Florence Ita-Giwa, has commended Nigeria’s famous Pop singer, 2Face Idibia, for singing love songs and celebrating women with his music.
A movie producer, Mrs. Nike Erinle, has urged the Federal Government and the private sector to improve the funding of Nigerian movies to enhance their quality.