NFFG_áér_pixTRAINED as a teacher, worked as a broadcaster and politician, Patience Ozokwo is clearly the queen of the Nollywood Silver screen. Undoubtedly one of Nollywood’s beloved actresses, the movie star who is best idolized for playing a villain in most movie offerings was awarded the crest of ‘Nollywood Living Legend’ by the organizers of the NFFG and Nollywood E-Golden Award (NEGA). Popular as ‘Mama Gee’, the screen actress of innumerable credits is easily the hottest actress working in Nollywood at the moment. An amiable shining star and role model, Ozokwo’s popularity has continued to soar each passing day. She is loved beyond description for her deftness in role interpretation. Indeed the widow and mother of eight children—three boys and five girls, with the first five already married with children, has patiently lifted her precious albeit latent talent to a level that deserves wide recognition. Today the Enugu state born actress who is listed among those honoured during Nigeria’s centenary celebration and who holds a national honour of Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) has become a source of inspiration to tons and tons of young actors. An old girl of Anglican Girls School, now Ngwo Girls Secondary School who studied Mass Communication at the Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT), Ozokwo settled for a career in teaching after she trained at the Women Teachers Training College (WTTC) Afikpo, Ebonyi State. She soon jettisoned teaching job when she could no longer suppress the urge she had developed for broadcasting. Ozokwo joined Radio Nigeria Enugu where she worked as an announcer and producer in charge of women and youth programmes. Read more…


10633116_10204239797930675_7264235870565617154_oOzokwo who is best known as Mama Gee by her teaming fans will lead a band of popular actors and musical artiste including the equally popular Nollywood actor, Osita Iheme (a.k.a) Paw Paw, the comic actor and Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Victor Osuagwu and the pop singer Olamide Adedeji to light up the festival that is the brain child of Europe based Ehizoya Golden Entertainment.POPULAR Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwo will headline the Nollywood Film Festival, which will open tomorrow in Frankfurt, Germany. The festival runs till September 14. The Frankfurt, Germany based entertainment company is run by the Nigeria-born entertainment entrepreneur who is widely regarded as ‘Nigeria’s cultural and entertainment ambassador’ to Europe, Isaac Izoya. Izoya, who is delighted that the dream of showcasing the best of Nollywood to the eager German fans has finally been realized, explained that the decision to showcase the best of the Nigerian film in Frankfurt am Main at the Nollywood Film Festival Germany is based on the interest shown by Germans and Europeans to watch classic Nollywood films on the big screen for the first time.The Edo-born award winning show promoter, actor and film producer (Final Solution, Sinners in the House, Zero Your mind, Home and Abroad, Love in Berlin among others), who is not new to cultural promotion in Europe and who has single handedly staged a number of shows, produced a couple of cross cultural movies and taken a large number of top Nollywood celebrities including Patience Ozokwo, Ngozi Ezeonu, Jim Iyke, John Okafor and Mercy Johnson on a tour of Europe will be at the head of what is promoted as a creativity party that aims at celebrating Nollywood that has been universally recognized as having become part of the popular African culture.Read more…


 

aki-n-paw-pawCountdown begins for Nollywood Film Festival In Germany


BY FRED IWENJORA. Source; The Sun News paper;

Countdown has begun for the first of its kind Nollywood Film Festival, which will hold in Frankfurt, Germanyfrom September 11 to 14, 2014. The 4-day programme scheduled to hold at Hessen’s Filmforun Höchst VHS in Frankfurt will showcase films, discuss Nollywood and its growth, hold a talent competition and wrap up with Nollywood E Golden Awards (NEGA) which is in its second edition. Nominated to receive NEGA plaques this year are star actress, Patience Ozokwor, Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita  Iheme better known as Aki and Pawpaw, and Victor Osuagwu while fast rising Afro hip hop sensation, Olamide, who is set to commence a tour of Europe where his music is currently making waves, will thril   Read more…

one_of_ehizoya_show_in_berlin_germanyCountdown begins …


 

WRITTEN by Shaibu Husseini

Source; Nigeria Guardian

THE Nigerian Nollywood Industry has another opportunity—after its recent exploits in France at the Nollywoodweek Paris Film Festival—to showcase the best that the industry has to the German Audience. This time, it is under the platform of Nollywood Film Festival Germany (NFFG) and Nollywood E-Golden Awards (NEGA), an annual event, which the Chief Organiser Isaac Izoya say is dedicated to showcasing the best of Nollywood to the German  audience. Izoya, an award winning cultural ambassador and head of the Europe based Ehizoya Golden Entertainment also said that the four days festival which will hold at Hessen’s Filmforun Höchst VHS, Frankfurt, Germany from 11th to 14th September 2014, is aimed at fostering international trading and exchange opportunities in what he described as the ‘largely untapped market’. Read more…

aki-n-paw-pawCountdown begins for Nollywood Film Festival In Germany


BY FRED IWENJORA. Source; The Sun News paper;

Countdown has begun for the first of its kind Nollywood Film Festival, which will hold in Frankfurt, Germanyfrom September 11 to 14, 2014. The 4-day programme scheduled to hold at Hessen’s Filmforun Höchst VHS in Frankfurt will showcase films, discuss Nollywood and its growth, hold a talent competition and wrap up with Nollywood E Golden Awards (NEGA) which is in its second edition. Nominated to receive NEGA plaques this year are star actress, Patience Ozokwor, Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita  Iheme better known as Aki and Pawpaw, and Victor Osuagwu while fast rising Afro hip hop sensation, Olamide, who is set to commence a tour of Europe where his music is currently making waves, will thril   Read more…