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History As Nollywood Shoots Movie (Plan C) With Sony Venice 2 Camera For The First Time In Africa

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  • Same camera used for Black Panther, Avatar, and Maverick movies.
  • Stars Nkem Owoh, Akin Lewis, Yvonne Jegede, Bimbo Akintola, Faithia Balogun, Uzor Arukwe, Frank Donga and others.
  • Directed by Samuel ‘Bigsam’ Olatunji.

In a move considered by many as major, a number of production studios have come together to make history as they announce conclusion of principal photography of the comedy movie, Plan C on Sony Venice 2 camera. This will be the first time Sony Venice 2 will be used in Africa. Sony Venice 2 is a recent camera that was used in filming major Hollywood movies such as Avatar, Black Panther and Maverick.

The movie, titled Plan C is a comedy film starring major Nollywood stars such as Nkem Owoh, Akin Lewis, Yvonne Jegede, Lizzy Jay, Bimbo Akintola, Faithia Balogun, Uzor Arukwe, Frank Donga, Kelechi Udegbe, Bianca Ugowanne, Greg Ojeifua, Ayo Badmus, Jigan Babaoja, Mama No Network, Westy Baba, Lydia Lawrence Nze, Maryjane Ogu, Alariya and others.

Plan C’s comedic story grips you from the opening scene till the last. It tells the story of an intending couple Tishe and Nnamdi, a naughty sister, hilarious parents from both sides and host of silly friends who make the movie non-stop fun from start to finish.

Tishe’s dad owns one of Nigeria’s biggest real estate firms while Nnamdi’s father is a
major land speculator. If both businesses merge, theirs will be a major conglomerate.
To ensure the future of their company and cement their long-time friendship, both men resolve to force their eligible children into an arranged union. But the couple have other plans. Nnamdi aspires to be film producer and wants nothing to do with his dad’s business and the planned wedding. Scared of losing his inheritance if he opposes the wedding, he comes up with a plan to be kidnapped on the wedding day! He will be ransomed and with that money, start life afresh somewhere far away.

Unknown to Nnamdi, Tishe also has a similar plan in protest against the forced union. She will be kidnaped but this time she plans to put the blame on Nnamdi, his dubious friends and his career choices. In Tishe’s mind, this will show Nnamdi is not husband material. With that, her plan to take over her father’s company will be back on course. Each party enlists their friends to pull off their plans but things go horribly wrong from the start.
Tishe’s friends kidnap the couple on their way to the wedding. Nnamdi’s friends panic as they watch their guy being kidnapped! As Plan A fails, they go for plan B and kidnap Tishe and her friends but to the shock of both parties, PLAN C unravels as real kidnappers led by the notorious Ossai end kidnapping everyone!

While all this is going on, the couple’s families have called in the police who launch a search for the bride and groom.
Tishe and Nnamdi realize they’re in trouble since the kidnappers are not known to them or their friends.
Now it’s up to the couple’s friends and naughty sister to join forces and hack a near-impossible escape.

Directed by Samuel ‘Bigsam’ Olatunji, produced by seasoned producers led by Wale Osagie Muraina, others are Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay), Bianca Ugowanne and Olukanmi Abayomi (Abazee).

Yvonne Jegede, a leading Nollywood actress is an associate producer on the project.

Now in post production, Plan C will be ready in few months and plans are in top gear to colour grade it in Hollywood.

Speaking on the movie, the director, Bigsam said it’s an ambitious project that cost an arm and a leg.

“Plan C is the kind of story Nollywood would be proud of. It’s comedy told with depth of story, technical deft, and notable performers that will grip you from the opening scene to the last.

We took our time to weave it layer upon layer because the scale of the story has prompted us to have a sequel planned.

Plan C has major supports from Tribitat, a major real estate company led by Tony Kolawole (Aspire), Emmanuel Abikoye and Gbenga Adeleke. It’s the parent company of Billionaire Realtors Group.

Billed for theatrical run before debut on VOD platforms, Plan C is executive produced by Heavyweight Studios (Led by Samuel ‘Bigsam’ Olatunji), LizzyJay Production, Abazee Production and Bianca Ugo Studios.

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UBA Takes Centre Stage At 2024 ECOWAS Mining Forum In Cotonou, Benin As Elumelu Gives Keynote Address

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Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has been announced as the official sponsor of the 4th edition of the ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Forum (ECOMOF 2024) scheduled to take place at the Palais des Congrès in Cotonou, Benin from February 22 to February 24, 2024.

The regional event is expected to see a large gathering of key players and stakeholders in the mining and petroleum sectors of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and as the financial institution of choice, with presence in 20 African countries and active involvement in major continental development projects, UBA is the preferred partner for the event, underlining the bank’s commitment to the growth of mining and Petroleum industry in the sub-region but to the whole not African economic development.

UBA Group Chairman, Tony Elumelu, would give the keynote address during the opening ceremony of this all-important event.

Elumelu who doubles as Chairman of Transcorp Group, with extensive interests in energy and power, will be speaking on the theme: “Geo-extractive Resources and Technologies: what pooling strategies for Value Creation in West Africa”

His speech is expected to highlight UBA’s increasing effort to support and develop the African continent through strategic investments in the key sectors of mining and petroleum.

Under the esteemed leadership of the President of the Republic of Benin, His Excellency, Patrice Talon, and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and current President of ECOWAS, His Excellency Mr. Bola Tinubu, UBA Group will at the forum aim to restate its commitment towards supporting economic and social development across the continent.

The focus of ECOMOF 2024 underscores the significance of transforming the mining and oil sectors into economic pillars by formulating attractive policies for investors, essential for the sectors’ substantial contribution to the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of ECOWAS member states.

The Transnational Corporation Group (Transcorp Plc) – a diversified conglomerate with strategic investments in various sectors, including power and energy – will also actively participate in the forum.

Key officials from UBA Group and Transcorp Plc, including the Chief Executive Officer UBA Africa, Abiola Bawuah; UBA’s Group Head, Corporate and Energy Bank, Ebele Ogbue, and President/ Chief Executive Officer, Transcorp Group, Owen Omogiafo will be actively involved in discussions and panels on the sidelines of the event.

Anticipated to attract over 2,000 participants from diverse sectors, including representatives from mining and oil industries, government officials, international and national investors, industry experts, ECOWAS delegates, and international organizations, ECOMOF 2024 promises to be a significant platform for collaborative dialogue and partnership building.

United Bank for Africa is one of the largest employers in the financial sector on the African continent, with 25,000 employees’ group wide and serving over 35 million customers globally. Operating in 20 African countries and in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France and the United Arab Emirates, UBA provides retail, commercial and institutional banking services, leading financial inclusion and implementing cutting edge technology.

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JUST IN: FG Working To Reduce Rising Food Prices Inherited From Past Government — Finance Minister Wale Edun

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Wale Edun, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, said that President Bola Tinubu’s administration inherited a surge in food and general commodity prices from the previous government.

He, however emphasized the government’s commitment to reducing food prices and tackling the nation’s high inflation rate.

Speaking at the Public Wealth Management Conference in Abuja on Tuesday, February 20, the finance minister acknowledged the hardships faced by Nigerians and outlined measures taken to alleviate their suffering.

He revealed that, as part of these interventions, the government has released 42,000 metric tons of grains, with an additional 60,000 metric tons scheduled for release soon.

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JUST IN: State Police Bill Passes Second Reading At House Of Representatives

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A bill proposing the establishment state police has passed second reading at the house of representatives.

Sponsored by Benjamin Kalu, deputy speaker of the house, and 14 others, the bill proposes to transfer the term “police” in the 1999 constitution from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent legislative list.

The bill, which comprises 18 clauses, seeks to amend sections 34, 35, 39, 42, 84, 89, 129 153, 197, 214, 215 and 216 of the constitution.

 

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