Nigerian filmmaker Amaka Igwe’s annual three day “Best of the Best” Film and TV Expo is set to begin tomorrow, March 15, 2011, at the Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja.
The Events of Bob-TV, include an exhibition (registration information here); a conference on “New Media, New Ideas, New Possibilities;” a Finance Forum; University Challenge (financed by DSTV), where student films will be screened, judged, and awarded; and professional workshops on makeup, acting, directing, films for internet, documentary programmes, intellectual property and others.
The following films will be screened: Amnesty of Ossy Affason Productions; Apostle Kasali written and directed by Amaka Igwe ; Bursting Out produced by Emem Isong and directed by Desmond Elliot; The Stolen Voice of Remy jes Productions directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen (found only one source for this citation); African Queen; Abuja Top Ladies of Ossy Okeke Jr Productions; Odum na Akwa Eke of Remy jes Productions.
Resource People at BOB TV include Mrs. Bola Awosika Oyeleye, who will speak on “The Nuts and Bolts of Story Telling” and Speaking Well;” Dagogo Dimanas, who will lead a workshop on Makeup; Nollywood star actor and director Desmond Elliot, who will lead a workshop on acting; pioneering Nollywood director Chris Obi-Rabu, of Living in Bondage fame, who will lead a directing workshop; and on the “hotseat” Ben Murray Bruce, Chairman of Silverbird Group; entertainment lawyer Ofere Ozako (when clicking on link, scroll down for bio), and others
BOB TV HONORS
According to their publicity material, the list of the “Best of the Best” honours for 2011 has recently been released:
Acknowledging hardworking professionals who have contributed to the growth of the movie and television industry in Nigeria has always been an integral part of BOBTV. The recipients will be showcased and celebrated at the 8th African Film and TV Programmes Market, BOBTV 2011, scheduled to hold from the 15th to the 17th of March at the Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja.
Ben Murray Bruce, Director of the Silverbird group, owners of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria franchise, Silverbird Television and Rhythm 93.7 radio stations, was chosen in recognition of his mammoth contribution to the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
Ossy Affason’s immense contributions to Nigeria’s movie market can’t be understated. The renowned movie marketer and distributor of Nollywood movies has been chosen for his pioneering contribution to movie marketing in Nollywood.
Entertainment lawyer Efere Ozakor, who took a different approach to entertainment law in Nigeria was chosen for his outstanding contribution to the provision of legal framework for the Nigerian broadcast and entertainment industry.
Dagogo Diminas, make-up and special effects pioneer, with over two decades of experience has been chosen for his pioneering excellence in special effects in Nollywood.
This year’s recipients join the prestigious “Best of the Best” honours list that includes Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, Chief Peter Igho, Ms. Liz Benson, Mr. Andy Amenechi, Sam Loco Efe, Chika Onu, Dr. Umar Farouk Jibril, Antar Olaniyan and Engr. Tony Ikoku. Mr. Lekan Ogunbamwo, Mr. Sam Dede, Bukky Ajayi, amongst others.