Nollywood filmmakers unveil Igbo art, culture, film festival in Enugu

Harmony Cardenas

The President of the Igbo Film Producers Affiliation of Nigeria (IMPAN), JohnPaul Nwanganga, on Thursday, mentioned Igbo Artwork, Culture and Movie Competition would promote the beauty of The organisers say the pageant aims to reawaken the consciousness of Ndigbo toward the attractiveness of their society, Igbo society.

Mr Nwanganga claimed this at the unveiling of the Igbo Most important Art, Society and Movie Pageant in Enugu.

He explained the festival was also a way to endorse Igbo society and provide the region’s men and women jointly.

According to him, the pageant aims to reawaken the consciousness of Ndigbo towards the beauty of their society.

The IMPAN President mentioned the competition would re-establish and revive dwindling Igbo tradition, especially the Igbo language, by generating awareness in their minds.

He said the pageant would showcase flicks, tunes and dance manufactured employing the language and way of life of the region’s individuals.

“So with this challenge, we are bringing the five states of the South-east together and earning them realize that inspite of the range in their numerous cultures, languages and traditions, they are one particular.

“There is that custom that binds Igbo men and women alongside one another, which we are striving to bring alive by this lovely challenge.

“We are going to have films generated in Igbo dialect, Igbo music like “Igbo Amaka” by Flavour and things like that, which will go a long way to market Igbo id and heritage.

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Attendees at the Unveiling of the Igbo Biggest Art, Culture and Film Festival in Enugu
Attendees at the Unveiling of the Igbo Most significant Artwork, Lifestyle and Film Competition in Enugu

“Igbo Artwork Exhibition will be used to showcase creative imagination by Ndigbo,” he stated.

Mr Nwanganga explained the festival would be extended to Delta-Igbo and Igbo-speaking folks in Rivers Point out.

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He reported that IMPAN experienced quite a few personalities renowned for their filmmaking talents and performing.

They include Pete Edochie, Persistence Ozokwor, Ebelle Okaro, Nkem Owoh, Yul Edochie, and Chika Okpala alias Zebrudaya.

Some others have been Diewait Ikpechukwu, Steve Ebo, Stan Amado, Kingsley Nweke, Nkem ALU, Raymond Agu, Rita Okonkwo, Paul Ibe, Brown Ene, Kingsley Amadi and Pat Ani, among other people present at the unveiling.

They also pledged their support for the competition.


Mr Nwanganga mentioned there would be an recognition marketing campaign throughout the states in the South-east, commencing from Enugu being the region’s headquarters.

He said, “We will be working with the regional governors by means of their Lifestyle and Tourism Ministries, and the festival will kick off in early March 2023.”

Mr Nwanganga included that the pageant would be held every year and serve as a unifying variable for all Igbo.

Unveiling the project, Patience Ozokwor, who was Matron to the Organising Committee, blessed the venture, saying that the competition would be 1 in town.

She reported that coming with each other of Igbo movie producers to organise a festival that would unite all the Igbo-talking races was a welcome plan.

Ms Ozokwor lauded Nwanganga for initiating the thought and urged absolutely everyone to help the venture.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Stanley Nwataetogo, stated the competition would be a massive job that glued Ndigbo with each other.

“This is heading to be a type of festival Igbos have not experienced, and I want each individual Igbo son and daughter to assistance it,” he claimed.

(NAN)


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