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.
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.
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.
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