“Darima’s Dilema” by Mbong Amata

The DVD Launch for Mbong Amata’s movie ‘Darima’s Dilemma’ was held recently at the prestigious Civic Centre on Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos. In the movie, Darima is happily married to the love of her life, Josh, but harbors a secret that is capable of crashing her perfectly created home. Will love hold up?

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Mr & Mrs Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, Mbong Amata & Emem Isong

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Mbong Amata with Agatha Amata & her children


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The cast include Mbong Amata (who also executive produced the project) Majid Michel, I.K Ogbonna, Ihuoma Nwigwe and Diana Yekini. It was directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen and Consulting producer was Emem Isong.

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Mbong with Chico Ejiro

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Sunshine, Emem and Bola Aduwo

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Emem & Frederick Leonard

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Susan Peters

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IK Ogbonna

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Ihuoma Nwigwe

Guests in attendance included entertainment notables; Susan Peters, Agatha Amata, Chico Ejiro, Frederick Leonard, Uru Eke, Elvis Chuks, Uduak Oguamanam, I.K Ogbonna, Lancelot Imasuen, Padita Agu etc.

Photos: Collins – Debbin Photography

Professional Award for Actress Juliet Ibrahim

Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim got awarded for her outstanding contribution to the African movie industry and her philanthropic efforts at the International Project Management, Trade, Investment and Industrial Conference (IPMATIIC) 2014 which held in Ghana.

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IPMATIIC is an annual event aimed at re-awakening our minds to the expanse and potential of Africa’s wealth in human, capital and natural resources and how these can be harnessed through project management best practices to yield Total Industrial Independence.

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The mega conference is an initiative of Shelley’s Investment and Management Limited in Partnership with The Ministry Of Trade and Industry, Republic of Ghana and Nigeria in collaboration with the American Academy of Project Management (AAPM) and the International Project Management Commission, USA.

Lagos Movie Premiere: ‘Knocking On Heavens Door’

The latest blockbuster from Nollywood, ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’ premiered recently at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos. The glitteratti came out to support the movie which critics have rated as one of the best produced by Emem Isong in recent times. Actress Ini Edo-Ehiagwina co-produced and starred in the movie as well as fellow actors Majid Michel, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Adesuwa Etomi to mention a few. The movie was directed by Desmond Elliot while Achievas Entertainment served as executive producers.

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Majid Michel, Ini Edo star in ‘Knocking on Heavens door’

Achievas Entertainment in conjunction with Royal Arts Academy presents, Knocking On Heaven’s Door; an emotional story on domestic violence, betrayal, passion, faith and love.

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Majid Michel, Ini Edo-Ehiagwina

Debbie is a beautiful singer with a heavenly voice, married to the handsome and charismatic Moses, she is the envy of many. Debbie however harbours a dark secret that she tries to keep hidden within the confines of her perfect world; she is being physically and emotionally abused by Moses and the strain of it threatens to break her. Can she be saved by a knight in shining armour, Tom or will she be consumed by the machinations of Brenda, Moses’ scorned lover who will stop at nothing to see that she extracts her pound of flesh?  Set in a church community and woven in the tapestry of music and song, ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ promises to be an unforgettable story, showcasing the amazing talent that abounds in Nigeria.

The star line up includes; Majid Michel, Ini Edo-Ehiagwina, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Adesuwa Etomi, Robert Peters, Lelee Byoma, Evaezi. Knocking on Heavens door is produced by Emem Isong & Ini Edo-Ehiagwina and directed by Desmond Elliot. It will soon be at a cinema near you!

‘Apaye; A Mother’s Love’ premieres in Lagos

After much anticipation and preparation the Lagos premiere of the block buster movie ‘Apaye; A Mother’s Love’ held with fanfare! The event which was star-studded, saw several celebrities from Nollywood gracing the red carpet such as Clarion Chukwurah, Kanayo O Kanayo, Belinda Effah, who were cast in the film as well as Frank Edoho, Bobby Michaels, Teco Benson, Daniel K Daniel, Uduak Oguamanam, Emem Isong Desmond Elliot, Majid Michel, Juliet Ibrahim etc.

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The movie which is a biopic of the life and times of Elder Irene Yepayeye Uriah-Dieah, a prominent community leader from Bayelsa State was produced by Emem Isong for the family. Directing was by Desmond Elliot. Starring in the movie were Clarion Chukwurah, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Belinda Effah, Mbong Amata and many more. ‘Apaye’ is showing in cinemas nationwide! Go catch it while you can!

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‘Apaye: A Mother’s love’ starring Clarion Chukwurah, Kanayo O. Kanayo, set for release

Royal Arts Academy presents, ‘Apaye; A Mother’s Love’; a moving, story of one woman’s quest to succeed against the odds. Inspired by true events, ‘Apaye’ is the story of Elder Irene Yepayeye Uriah, born in the creeks of what is now Bayelsa State, abandoned by her husband and left to fend for her six children. She struggled and toiled to provide for her family and to make sure they enjoyed a life that she never had. Against the odds, she became a woman of substance in a community that never believed any good could come from her.

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The movie stars Clarion Chukwurah in an unforgettable performance as the lead character. She is ably supported by veteran actor, Kanayo O.Kanayo, as well as Belinda Effah, Mbong Amata, Millicent Jack and many more. Screenplay was by Uduak Oguamanam, Kehinde Joseph and Vivian Chiji. The film was produced by Emem Isong, directed by Desmond Elliot and Executive produced by Mangrovetech Limited. The film will be premiered on the 7th of March in Silverbird Cinemas, Victoria Island, Lagos by 5pm prompt. It will be showing in all cinemas nationwide also from that day.  It is not to be missed.

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Stars step out for Royal Arts Academy

Stars including Stephanie Okereke, Omoni Oboli, Ini Edo, Uduak Oguamanam, Bobby Michaels among others gathered to honor award winning Emem Isong and her team as they presented certificates to students of the Royal Arts Academy. Royal Arts Academy seeks to provide continuing education through the Arts.

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Emem Isong and Stephanie Okereke

It is a training academy that offers courses on various aspects of the film industry with emphasis on script writing, acting, directing, dance and children’s theatre. In the emerging and vibrant Nigerian entertainment industry, it has become necessary to improve and develop skills in order to meet the international standards of film making.

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Founder, Emem Isong is an exceptional award-winning, frontline screenwriter and producer in Nollywood. A holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Calabar, Emem ventured into film making in Nigeria when it was not fashionable to do so. She boldly launched her own production company, Theatre Images in 1994, after resigning from a job in the bank.

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Since then she has not looked back but has gone on to produce the following award-winning movies, ‘Breaking Point’(1996) ‘A Minute to Midnight’ (1997)’, ‘Emotional Crack’(2003) winner of the Reel Awards for Best Actress and Best Upcoming Actress of the Year respectively. ‘Private Sin’, ‘Promise Me Forever’, ‘Critical Decision’ winner of the AMA Best Actress and Best Actor of the Year Award, ‘Games Women Play’, ‘Behind Closed Doors’, ‘Games Men Play’, ‘Ekaette’, ‘Fatal Imagination’, ‘A Piece of Flesh’, ‘Unfinished Business’ , ‘Mfana Ibagha’, ‘The Wrong Woman’, ‘A Time to Love’ and much acclaimed ‘RELOADED’ (2008) a film that was nominated for African Movie Awards (AMA) for Best Scriptwriter, Editing and Best Music and won several awards including City Peoples 2010 Award for Best film, Best Producer of the year and Best Screenplay.

by Tosan Aduayi for Trendy Africa Nigeria

‘The Brat’ Movie Premiere in Houston

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The stars of the movie “The Brat” stepped out in a long, white luxurious limousine driven by a chauffeur. As the stars entered into Funplex cinema, they were smiles been shared amongst every one present. The men were looking Dapper and the women ever so elegant. After the guests and stars posed for the lenses of Trendy Africa, they proceeded into the cinema to watch the Movie “The Brat”.

“The Brat” premiered in Houston, Texas was about a spoiled brat (played by Dtymi Ngozi-Ibe) who denied all persons that were unpleasant to her. She thought the world evolved around what she viewed as perfect.

photo by Raliat Akinlolu for Trendy Africa Houston