Buhari mourns Eddie Ugbomah
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the entertainment industry, particularly moviemakers, in mourning veteran filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah, who died at 78.
… And the man died
“We lost him. He couldn’t wait for the surgery. Chief Eddie Ugbomah has just passed on. He died exactly an hour ago,” the terse message from Shaibu Husseini announced the death of veteran filmmaker and one of Nigeria’s most prolific cine creators of the celluloid era. Ugbomah died at a private hospital in Lagos at…
How military, economy murdered Nigeria’s cinemas
Eddie Ugbomah is a veteran Nigerian filmmaker. He has directed and produced over 12 films, including the Rise and Fall of Oyenusi, The Boy is Good and Apalara, as well as documentaries on economic and social issues. He spoke to OMIKO AWA on the challenges facing the Nigerian cinema and the way forward. Why are…
Government loses billions of naira to film industry neglect
Until recently, Nigerians were largely able to access only the local government-owned and privately owned radio and television channels for most of the day.
Stars inducted into Movie/Music Makers Hall of Fame
A people without history are as good as dead. It is history that helps them understand the past and predict, envision a new, better future.
The agony of setting up a hall of fame
The first induction, held in 2006, had inductees like Brenda Shehu, Laraban Nuhu, late Baba Gana, the emir actor (Magana Garichi), actor and former NTA star, Sadiq Daba, famous actor Kazeem Yaro of the Cock Crow at Dawn TV series....
Eddie Ugbomah holds birthday gig, book launch Dec 19
Chief Eddie Ugbomah 76th birthday gig, book launch and unveil of Movie And Music Makers Hall Of Fame gallery billed to hold on Monday, December 19 at Asaba, Delta State, ....