BY ADENIYI A.
While some believe that “variety is the spice of life,” others would promote the strength that lies in the power of unity of a people and beliefs, in order to achieve a much potent result.
The latter belief is what informed the initiative created by the erstwhile chairman of the Nigerian Film Corporation, Eddie Ugbomah to set up a committee of stakeholders of all the three film markets in Nigeria with a plan to unify them into one body.
At a recent press briefing held in Lagos, Eddie Ugbomah said, “Nigeria is awash with all manner of names like Kannywood, Yorubawood and I think we should put a stop to this.“
He stated and went further to give candid reasons why the trend has to stop as soon possible, “If we want government to take us seriously in what we do, then we should be seen to be unified and speak with one voice.“
According to Ugbomah, this is what gave rise to the creation of a body tentatively known as Motion Picture Professionals Council that would represent all the interests in Nollywood.
Eddie Ugbomah presented his speech in the presence of the President of the Association of Movie Practitioners, (AMP), Zik Zulu Okafor and Bamidele Balogun who is the executive secretary of Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board and other stakeholders.