Honorable Afam Okereke, the Chairman of Nkanu West Local Government Enugu state has called on film makers to bring back home movie to Enugu state and practice their craft of making like they use to back in the old days.

 Afam Okereke,who described the coal city as the cradle of Nollywood frontliners like,Teco Benson, Emma Oguguo, former National Secretary of Screen Writers Guild of Nigeria, SWGN, top film director, Adim Williams , Mathais Obaghegbon, Sam Azubike etc where part of the cream de la cream of Nollywood that Okereke hosted.

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The Local Government Chairman, who started in Nollywood in the 90s when he took part in IKUKU2, pleaded with movie makers present to return productions to Enugu as is still boast of the best location and the crime rate is low.

Thanks to Governor Ugwuanyi, who makes security a top priority in the state. He further pledged that Gov Ugwuanyi, who is a lover of entertainment is prepared to explore areas to accommodate film makers. Afam Okereke in a chat with this reporter posited, “I appreciate the elites of Nollywood who left their very busy schedule to come and bid my late brother, Chike Bryan Nnamani last farewell.


I am also happy that I have the opportunity to host and mingle with my colleagues. This is my primary constituency. It all started here. l passed through the crucible of Nollywood and I give God the glory,”

Afam Okereke dipped his feet in the waters of Nollywood while still a student of IMT Enugu . He delved into acting which he combined with crew work. From the lowest echelon of Production Assistance, he rose through the ranks to the exalted position of Producer/Director. To him humility, honesty and fear of God are his mainstay.

Comparing Nollywood with politics, Okereke has this to say, “what both has in common is one must strive to please people. Be it your constituency or your fans. You must be service oriented .If you don’t shoot interesting films, u won’t please the fans and they will dump you. if u dont render quality service to your constituency, they will complain n they will reject you and won’t vote u again in all both is service. All in all, this is a home coming for me. I am happy to once again exist in my primary constituency. My original habitat. I am a sojourner in politics, Nollywood will always be my home .”


Hon Afam Okereke, a Mass Communication graduate also has a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He served Governor Sullivan Chime as a senior special assistant from 2011-2013. A man who he said spurred him into service for humanity. In 2014, he ran for the position of Chairman Nkanu West and was elected. A position he held for two years before he was appointed transitional chairman of his local government. Afam Okereke who directed Official Fracas and Billionaires Club stated finally, “Nollywood has not seen d last of me . I will return.”