Saturday, August 11, 2018

"Once Upon a Time in Nollywood" in Pictures


"Once Upon a Time in Nollywood" is a documentary project of Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series.
See more on Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
https://www.amazon.com/author/ekenyerengozimichaelchima.
I am using random selections of the popular icons, movie posters and scenes from Nollywood movies as flashbacks of memories.
It is also the title of a romantic comedy on Nollywood about a love affair between a young upcoming Nollywood actress in love with an older Nollywood director in middle age crisis and a boring marriage. The young actress reminded him of his younger years and sleeping with her rejuvenated him.



The opening picture is showing upcoming Nollywood actress, the beauty queen Celina James in the "reading in motion" scene of my documentary film, "Lagos in Motion", currently in post production. The choice of the book, "Conspiracy of Lagos" with Nollywood star, Hon. Desmond Elliott on the cover was deliberate. The author of the political crime thriller, Mr. Bisi Daniels is presently the The Strategy and Communications Adviser to the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. He is considering a film adaptation of the novel. I gave a copy to accomplished filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan to look at the possibilities for the adaptation.

Notable Facts About Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

Won the First Prize in National Essay Competition at 13.
Profile interview in Times International news magazine as a young stage director, playwright and poet at 17.
Youngest professional scriptwriter for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Channel 10 in Lagos at 18.
Represented Nigeria at two international Children's books fairs in Japan at 20 and the youngest book illustrator at the book fairs.
Youngest Member of the UNESCO Book Development Curriculum workshop for Yaba College of Technology in Nigeria at 19.
Public Health Illustrator for the Johns Hopkins University's Population Communication Services at 21.
Featured for my "Captain Santana" comic series in the West Africa news magazine at 21.
Art/Features Editor of Kiddies World magazine at 24.
National Program Consultant for UNICEF Nigeria at 25.
First Book "Children of Heaven" published at 25 and with news broadcast on NTA News  by the famous Ms. Siene Alwell-Brown and on Radio Nigeria with reviews in The Guardian and Punch newspapers of Nigeria.
Curator of the first Arts Against AIDS Exhibitions in Nigeria at 30.
World Health Organisation (WHO)/Africare trained HIV/AIDS counselor at 30.

Charities
Launched and Sponsored the first National Scholarship Essay Competition for Secondary Schools in Nigeria at 40.
Leading organiser of the United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child in Nigeria with the Nigerian premières of "Girl Rising" in 2013 and "He Named Me Malala" in 2015 at the Silverbird Cinemas in the Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island, Lagos.
Founded the Girls United Together for Success (GUTS) project for girls education, protection and welfare in Nigeria in 2014.

Books
Children of Heaven
Scarlet Tears of London
Naked Beauty
Memories of a Refugee Child
The Diary of the Memory Keeper
The Prophet Lied
In the House of Dogs
NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series
The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream
Lagos in Motion: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity

Welcome To Nollywood column on
Michael Chima Ekenyerengozi | IndieWire
http://www.indiewire.com/author/michael-chima-ekenyerengozi.

Projects
iPost Nigeria mobile video social media channel, shortlisted for the 2014 Fund for Internet Research and Development – FIRE Africa Awards.
Screen Outdoor Open Air Cinema
Screen Naija YouTube channel.

Films
Lagos in Motion: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity
Screen Naija YouTube channel's short documentaries

Memberships
Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA)
Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC)
Nigerian Network of Nongovernmental Organisations (NNNGO)
Online News Association (ONA)
Screener of entries for the prestigious Online Journalism Awards.
International Law Office
Digital Cinema Society



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