A lot of stake holders in Nollywood witnessed the Presidential dinner with them yesterday, March 2nd at the State House, Marina.
The president hosted a presidential dinner to celebrate Nollywood at 20. First Lady Patience Jonathan, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra State governors and lots of important people were at the dinner.
At the event, President Goodluck Jonathan promised to pump N3 billion into Nollywood in order to empower the industry. Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom also promised to finance a N50million 'Goodluck Jonathan Prize Award' which will be shared by the best Nollywood actor, actress, film maker and other award categories.
According to one of the attendees, our movie icons, directors, marketers etc were moved from TBS from where they were conveyed to the State house in a coastal bus.
All the important people in Nollywood were at the event - Genevieve Nnaji, Chidi Mokeme, Oge, Okoye, Fathia Balogun, Aki and Paw Paw, Olu and Joke Jacobs, Segun Arinze, Stephanie Linus, Patience Ozokwor, Zack Orji, Madam Kofo, Desmond Elliot, Chiwetalu Agu, Cynthia Amadi, Amaka Igwe, Dickson Iroegbu, Zeb and Chico Ejiro, Kunle Afolayan, Tunde Kelani, Andy Chukwu and several others.
Now, 2015 election is on the way. Jonathan wants to contest again, hope you are thinking along the same line with us?