Honour has come from home for prolific Nollywood Producer CEO Royal Arts Academy Emem Isong Misodi. The notable producer was recently honoured by His Excellency Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State during the 30th year anniversary celebration of the state that had Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as Special guest of honour.
Emem was honoured along with 30 other eminent personalities that have contributed immensely to development in the state including Senator Tunde Ogbeha, Obong Victor Attah, and Senator Godswill Akpabio. It turned out that Emem was the only woman among the awardees and she was honoured for her iconic achievement in the field of entertainment.
Meanwhile, Emem is in Akwa Ibom to film her latest project; an epic series set in Ibibio land titled ‘The Heiress’. She says “as a way of saying ‘thank you to my people,’ I have decided to film my next huge project in Uyo to continue in our contributions towards the development and growth of the movie industry in Akwa Ibom and indeed Nollywood.’’ The Heiress is a first-of-its-kind epic series that is a joint production between Royal Arts Academy Rok Studios. She has teamed up with long-time friend and colleague, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.
Lala Akindoju Is Light, Camera Africa Filmfest Ambassador
DAZZLING Mirage star Lala Akindoju has been named Festival Ambassador for the 2017 edition of the Light, Camera Africa Filmfest, which kicked off at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos yesterday and will last till tomorrow. Reputed as one of Africa’s landmark cultural and film event, the theme of this year’s festival is ‘RESET’ and according to founder and festival director Ugoma Adegoke: “The seventh edition of this year’s festival will showcase to audiences, a reflective presentation of film works and conversations that examine issues in various spheres – including politics, science, arts, culture, and tradition – in order to identify the reflections that are more relevant in Nigeria.”
In its seventh edition, the Light Camera Africa is aimed at creating a platform that encourages stimulating discourse on issues and experiences with family-friendly programming rooted in the African experience. The groundbreaking film, “An Opera of The World” by Manthia Diawara will be making its African premiere at the festival.