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Media Personality And Publisher of MetroNewsNg, Otunba Femi Davies Set To Make Come Back To The Movie Industry

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The well known Lagos based journalist,who has spent well over 25years transversing Lagos Television/Radio Lagos, Ogtv,Magnet Media,Oricom Advertising,Today’s Choice Magazine,Hearts Magazine,Ace Weekly,Global Excellence And City People Magazine,before serving under the government of Otunba Gbenga Daniel in Ogun State as Media Consultant to the governor and Director of Organization for Peoples Party Of Nigeria (PPN) before returning to his first love, journalism to berth Ultimate Magazine and later MetroNewsNg a digital news portal.

According to the Ogun State-born music/movie and events, promoter, his return to the movie industry is borne out of the realization that the industry is more sanitized now with the advent of social media tools and increment in avenues to recoup the money invested in the industry. He opined that income from investments was hitherto limited to whatever the marketer was willing to pay coupled with pirates who were milking the industry dry.

With the advent of social media, producers can exhibit movies at various cinema halls spread across the country, organize professional premiers, enter into contracts with digital platforms, broadcast platforms, and the likes to also make income. He also raised the fact that the standard of productions including use of state of the art equipment is so encouraging now that good and quality standard is now the measurement and expectation across the industry unlike what obtains in the past.

To this end, he is set to produce movies that will hit the market from the end of the year and the first quarter of 2020.

Asked if he is quitting journalism for movie making, the very jovial and mentor to many journalists said “ As a graduate of Mass Communication, I’m rather going back to the part of what I studied which is the use of mass media to communicate to a large audience with the intent to cause positive changes.

With the movies,I seek to entertain, educate, reorientate, and influence positive attitudes by positively projecting our culture and values. In one word, i will seek to tell our stories our own way, not the way foreigners want us to see ourselves”.

Otunba Femi Davies in the past was the brain behind notable Yoruba movies like “Owo Ale”, Ago Meje -7 ‘O Clock’, “Temi Ni Nkem”, “Pink Ladies”, “Alabarin”, “Mase Magbe” “2010 Odun Ayo Mi” shot in Suncity, South Africa amongst other movies.

He has managed top-rated acts like Sir Shina Peters, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma and promoted K1 D Ultimate, Adewale Ayuba, Wale Thompson, Dele Taiwo, Lanre Teriba, Musiliu Haruna Ishola, Q.Dot, Small Doctor, Remedies and a long list of others.

He is set to hit location for new sets of movie production from next month which incidentally is his birthday month.

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Lagos Discharges AMVCA Celebrity Photographer Attendee Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus

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The Nigerian documentary photographer, Seun O who tested positive for COVID-19 few days after attending the 7th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, AMVCA, has been discharged after recovering from the disease.

Seun O who returned from the UK for the event was quarantined at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba after showing symptoms of Coronavirus.

Taking to his Instagram page, Seun thanked everyone that has shown support while he was a patient at the center.

He also asked everyone to stay at home, practice social distancing and good personal hygiene.

He wrote;

“The elephant has left the building. #covid19defeated.”

“Firstly all glory belongs to God. I want to thank everybody that has shown support, stood in the gap in prayer, offered messages of encouragement. I miss my #LagosCovidGang2020 (ward mates) already. I can’t wait till they are all out. Thank you @lagosstategovt Special thanks to Prof Akin Abayomi the Commissioner of Health, what a great man.”

“Thank you to everyone at IDH Yaba my favourite health care professionals. Most importantly it is time for us to beat this together. Everyone stay home and stay safe. Let’s practice social distancing and good personal hygiene. God bless you all.”

 

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The elephant has left the building. #covid19defeated Firstly all glory belongs to God. I want to thank everybody that has shown support, stood in the gap in prayer, offered messages of encouragement. I miss my #LagosCovidGang2020 (ward mates) already. I can’t wait till they are all out. Thank you @lagosstategovt Special thanks to Prof Akin Abayomi the Commisioner of Health, what a great man. Thank you to everyone at IDH Yaba my favourite health care professionals. Most importantly it is time for us to beat this together. Everyone stay home and stay safe. Let’s practice social distancing and good personal hygiene. God bless you all. #COVID19 #COVID19Lagos #COVID19Nigeria #IDHYabaLagos #stayhome #staysafestayhome #isolation #coronavirussurvivers #socialdistancing #Lagos #Nigeria

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Prolific Filmmaker, Dickson Iroegbu Releases Trailer Of His New Movie, ‘The Good Husband’

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Multi-award-winning filmmaker, Dickson Iroegbu has majestically walked his way back into the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood with another blockbuster movie, ‘The Good Husband’.

Mr. Iroegbu, one of the best movie directors Nollywood has ever boast of, made film lovers believe he took a little break from film making, to pursue other dreams. Little did people realize that he was also busy in the background working on huge film projects.

However, he has eventually hit the limelight again with this box office breaking flick, ‘The Good Husband’. From the stable of Teamwork Studios Limited, ‘The Good Husband’ was produced and directed by Dickson Iroegbu.

Starring Sam Dede, Monalisa Chinda, Francis Duru, Thelma Okoduwa-Ojiji, Paul Sambo, Bassey Ekpo Bassey, and introducing Eeefy Ike and Shield Nwazuruahu. ‘The Good Husband’ is a timely film that x-rays the relationship between a man and a woman in a marital union. A situation where marriage mates feel they have figured out what makes a happy home, only to realize it takes a lifetime to unravel what truly works in marriage.

Mr. Iroegbu disclosed that ‘The Good Husband’ will make it’s way to the cinemas in Apri, and further said the movie will be exhibited in Churches and Mosques across the globe through all available distribution channels, so we are open for business.

Mr. Iroegbu who has produced and directed over 20 blockbuster movies such as, Women’s Cot, Critical Condition, Unfaithful, Romantic Attraction and The Mayors, which earned him Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Director at African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, has released the trailer of ‘The Good Husband’.

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Ekiti State Unveiled As 2020 BON Awards Host [PHOTOS]

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Ekiti State, which boasts of the top 10 tourist centers in Nigeria, would be hosting the 12th edition of the BON Awards come December 5, 2020.

This was confirmed when the award crew paid a visit to the executive governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, at the government office in Ado Ekiti today and the official hosting right plaque was presented to him.

Recall that the last 2019 edition was successfully hosted by the Kano State government in December.

The traveling award this year, according to the founder, BON Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, is in three phases; Children Day Book Reading featuring Please Don’t Touch Me by Pastor Odukoya to be headlined by Her Excellency, Erelu Fayemi, visitations to top tourist locations in the Sunshine State by past winners of the awards and the main event proper.

While accepting the hosting right, the executive governor appreciated the delegation for its patience and assured of Ekiti State people’s readiness to welcome the 2020 edition of the award.

“Even though I’m not a movie enthusiast, I’m married to one who bombards me daily with her analysis. So I can’t miss it.

“Ekiti State is a state of creative art, and we have big names in the industry like Peter Fatomilola, Foluke Daramola, Odulade and many others.”

The governor also stated, “Ekiti is a lot more than what people think we’re and we are very delighted to do this and very much love to be associated with the success of the BON Awards.”

“We look forward to hosting you and be part of the series of events that follow it,” the governor concluded.

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