Time For Ikenga Movies And Music Award
It’s been long in making, but finally the organisers say they are ready with the first diet of what will eventually be the annual Ikenga Movies and Music award. Scheduled to hold in Lagos, the event, which is the first of its kind is the brainchild of award winning Ikenga Entertainment Inc in conjunction with popular online news portal CKN Nigeria
According to the organizers, the award is out to reward, appreciate, recognize and identify worthy sons and daughters of Igbo who have excelled in the area of Igbo movies as well as music.
The coordinator of the project, Chris Kehinde Nwandu who has handled several successful events in Nigeria said the event, which has taken several years in planning will be a first class event which will be celebrated across the length and breadth of Nigeria and beyond.
According to him, IMMA, which will become an annual event, will be used to showcase the best of Igbo culture, music and movies. Towards making the event a huge success, an array of seasoned media and entertainment practitioners is being assembled to recommend the modalities and scope of the event.
The event which is scheduled to take place in the last quarter of 2015 will be attended by the who is who in the entertainment industry, corporate world and key decision makers in Nigeria.
‘’The award is being dedicated to late movie producer and Director Amaka Igwe who did so much during her life time to uplift the standard of the movie industry in Nigeria’’ Nwandu said adding that the maiden edition of the award will cover movies and music released between January 2014- March 2015. He also stated that the award categories would be released in the next few weeks.