Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Indo Nigerian Film Association Moves Further Under ICMEI

Indo Nigerian Film Association Moves Further Under ICMEI

NOIDA, India, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
INFA-Indo Nigerian Film Association is one of the first organizations created by Marwah Studios in international relations chapter, ample has been done since that time. It has given opportunity to Sandeep Marwah, President AAFT, to visit Nigeria twice as a state guest and he visited Lagos, Abuja, Jos and Kano state during these visits.

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A brief report was submitted to H.E. Major General Chris Sunday Eze, High Commissioner of Nigeria to India, on his visit to the International Head Quarters of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry at Noida Film City.

"We have trained more than 100 Nigerians, from different parts of Nigeria, in the field of Cinema at AAFT in the last 20 years. It is the love and affection of my students who have given me the title - 'Father of Nigerian Cinema'. I am more than happy that Nigeria has now become the second biggest film producing country in the World," expressed Sandeep Marwah, President of AAFT and Chairperson of the Indo Nigerian Film Association.

History was created on the 8th October, 2002 when Mr. GD Akpan, Minister Counselor in the High Commission of Nigeria, formally announced the formation of Indo Nigerian Film Association and appointed Director of Asian Academy of Film & TV as its chairperson. Dr. H. Ekwuazi, Managing Director of Nigeria Film Development Corporation cum Chairperson of National Film Institute of Nigeria his deputy Mr. T. Benibo and Mrs. R. Odey, Executive Director National Film Video Censor Board of Nigeria were designated as the founder members of the association.

The delegates from Nigeria who attended the film courses under United Nations Program to strengthen the relations between the two countries included Ishaq Sidi Ishaq, Mustapha Mustapha, JAMILU Ahmad Yakasai, Bashir Abdullahi Rijau, Aminu Muhammad SABO, Bala Anas Babinlata, Salisu Balarabe Tuku, Usman Adam Yusif, HAUWA Maina, Aliyu Shehu Yakasai, Falalu A Doray, Ibrahim Mandawari, Muhammad Ali Nuhu, Hamisu Lamido Iyantama, Sani labaran Umar (UMAR GOMBE), Faika RAHI, Abdullahi Sani Abdullahi, Mikail Bin Hassan and Muhammad Adamu Bifa.

Visit of renowned people like Prince Ifeanyi Dike, Founder and Chairman Board of trustee of Actors Guild of Nigeria. Peter E. A. O. Eguakhide Vice President AGN Asia Chapter, Sam Worlu the former Diplomat, Ms Nene Ibekaku Counselor (Information & Culture) Nigerian High Commission, H.E. Sola Enikanoliaye High Commissioner of Nigeria to India, Chuks Jonathan Chikezie, the first secretary of Nigeria High Commission H.E. Mahesh Sachdev Indian Ambassador to Nigeria, made this association a strong one.

H.E. the Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of State of Lagos, Nigeria accompanied by a large team of experts and specialists, H.E. Dr. Rabio Musa Kwankwaso Governor of Kano State in Nigeria with the delegation had Umar Lawal, Hallu Ibrahim Dantiye, Baffa Babba Danagundi, Ibrahim Yakubu Adamu, Kadafa Lolo Ruth, Adhama Dattijo, Ahmed Rabiu, Aminu Saidu Adhama, Sangayama Mohammed and Varun Bansal participated in a conference at Marwah Studios.

A file of activities related to Nigeria under ICMEI was presented to the High Commissioner as a ready reckoner. Later Sandeep Marwah presented the patronship of Indo Nigerian Film Association to H.E. Major General Chris Sunday Eze. The High Commissioner presented a memento to Sandeep Marwah for his untiring contribution to Indo Nigerian relations.

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