Ambassador Isaac Izoya plans big for 2017 NFFG & NEGA
The Founder and President of Frankfurt, Germany-based Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V, Isaac Izoya, has promised a bumper diet of this year’s edition of the annual Nollywood Film Festival Germany (NFFG) and its sister event, Nollywood Europe Golden Award (NEGA). Izoya who is popular as Cultural
Izoya disclosed during the week that the Ehizoya Golden Entertainment team has already started working on ensuring that this edition would be as memorable as last year’s and even more.
Last year, Frankfurt came alive between September 9 and 10 during the NFFG and NEGA events, which featured film shows, interactions and awards and also provided ample opportunity for participants to network with filmmakers, entertainers and culture merchants.
The epic event kick-started with the premiere of Henry Ozuluonye’s film, The Stick, featuring Benedict Johnson, Ibwari Etuk and Henry Ozuluonye.
The screening of the movie about a stepdaughter, who was subjected to unspeakable inhuman treatment, held at SAALBAU Gutleut; Rottweiler Straße and was well attended.
Izoya had remarked at one of the events that Nollywood has remained a medium of promoting not just culture, but social integration.
He further affirmed that Nollywood has become a cultural exchange medium between Germany and Nigeria, as evidenced by a couple of Nollywood movies produced in Germany, including Love In Berlin, Home And Abroad, Fortunes Card, Zero Your Mind, among others.
The high point of the annual entertainment event was the NEGA Gala Night.
Among those honoured at last year’s award are Nollywood actor, Francis Duru, for “Outstanding Actor”, Mrs. Ebigheson Queen Blessing for “Nollywood Humanitarian Ambassador,” Mrs. Charity-Excellence in “Humanitarian Service,” African top three hip-hop star, Kiss Daniel for “Artiste of the year,” Kiss Daniel’s manager, Miss Louiza Ogar Williams for “BEST Artiste Manager of the year,” Mr. Ehimare Festus Eromosele for “Best Record Label Executive,” Mr. Femi Awoniyi, publisher of The African Courier magazine based in Berlin as “Distinctive Nollywood Profiler”, Nollywood TV Paris Director, Mr. Cyprian Jasson for
“Distinctive Nollywood Profiler,” Greece-based Miss Love Itoya as the “Best Diaspora Artiste” and Mr. Obinagha Chimezie Ebifor for “Ambassador for Youth Empowerment.”
Nigerian pop star, Kiss Daniel, the ‘Woju’ crooner appearance at the NEGA Awards event added colour to the event, as his fans travelled all over European countries to watch him perform on his first-ever European stage performance.
Daniel later visited some major European countries, courtesy of Izoya, with lined up performances in major cities, such as Frankfurt Am Main (Germany), Reggio Emillia (Italy), Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Denmark and Napoli (Italy) to promote his new album, MAMA.
In fact, the success of last year’s NFFG & NEGA awards resulted in award received by Izoya.
The initiator of NFFG and NEGA awards was honoured in Ludwigshafen, Germany with Nollywood Leadership Award on December 8, last year.