Veteran actress, Ngozi Ezeonu has been pencilled down for a chieftaincy title. The honour will be bestowed on her by the Igbo Film Forum (IFF) and Ohanaeze Ndigbo Nollywood (ONN).
A statement made available to Nigeriafilms.com on Wednesday disclosed that the actress will be conferred with the ‘Ezenwanyi Ndigbo Na Nollywood’ title, which literally means ‘queen mother of practitioners of Igbo stock in Nollywood’.
The choice of Ezeonu, according to President General of ONN, Ezeomenani (Dr.) Harris Chuma, is due to her immense contributions in the propagation, promotion and projection of Igbo culture, and her dedication to duty.
Ezeonu, who attended the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), will be getting this recognition for the second time. In 2011, she was named as ‘Igbo Cultural Ambassador’ by the Igbo Bu Igbo Cultural Movement World Wide.
“It took us four years of critical search and short listing and after four years of critical search for the Royal Queen of Umuada Igbo of Nollywood, the leadership of IFF and ONN settled for the delectable screen goddess and veteran actress, Ngozi Ezeonu,” Chuma said in the statement.
Ezeonu would be presented with her staff of office at the fourth Nollywood Igbo Film Festival scheduled for August 27, 2014, in Asaba, Delta State. The ceremony will hold at Nelrose Hotel.