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Zik Zulu Okafor set to rule AMP again

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By Sam Anokan

With just two months to the expiration of the tenure of Paul Obazele, president, Association of Movie Producers, AMP, distinguished writer, producer and award winning journalist, Zik Zulu Okafor has officially declared his intention to steer the affairs of the association as the president for the next two years.

He made this declaration at a press parley in Surulere during the week.
Zulu who was president of the guild between 1999 and 2003 told the gathering that his vision is that during his tenure, “producers will no longer be talking about houses and cars but about Nollywood producers in high profile government positions, helping to churn out olicies to accelerate growth of the motion picture industry.

We will be talking about Nollywood Producers engaging in strategic partnership with Hollywood and Bollywood, to produce movies with Hollywood actors and Bollywood actors featuring in our films.”
The orator whose soap opera, Heavensgate remains a reference point in quality production and cinematography which has been on air for six years, if elected added that AMP would solidly interface with both the Federal, State governments and corporate Nigeria to assure a conducive atmosphere for practice.

To achieve this vision, Okafor who termed his theme as, A place called Hope, stated that some fundamental steps would be taken which would form the kernel of his mission. And his agenda include: unity and cohesion, unity among Nollywood guilds, perception and profile, coalition of Nigerian guilds and associations, producers as the leading culture and communication icons, cinema and distributions, piracy, AMP resource centre, value of movies and soap operas and professionalism.

Among Nollywood stars that graced the occasion were: Peace Anyiam Osigwe, Frank Dallas, Franka Brown, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Obi Madubuogu, Ejike Asiegwu, Matthias Obahiagbon, Tunji Bamishigbin, Teco Benson, Ejike Asiegbu, Tony Ani, Francis Onwuche, Mike Nliam, Bond Emeruwa, Emeka Ossai, Fidelis Duker, Sunny McDon W and Fred Amata.

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