Nollywood holds a place of prominence in the current wave of Nigerian cultural renaissance. That said, the country’s film industry is still in need of a greater sense of structure in order to help its key players earn their dues. The Association of Movie Producers (AMP) is one organization seeking to help play a role in that by representing the interests of a key cog in the wheels of the industry: film producers.
Over the weekend, the body held elections for its new Executive branch. The elections took place in Asaba, Delta state with and over 16 states chapters, their Chairmen and about 170 members represented. Peace Anyiam Osigwe was elected as the new President, Queen Blessing as Vice President and Baba Agba as National Secretary.
Speaking after her elections, Ms. Anyiam Osigwe said
A couple of months back, my team and I embarked on a journey to join the leadership structure of the Association of Movie Producers (AMP). We alongside fellow members from 18 chapters nationwide attended the AMP convention yesterday in Asaba, Delta State.
I am happy to announce that after a robust election process organised by the AMPEC, with the Board of Trustees Chairman, Chief Zeb Ejiro opening the event and presence of the outgoing President, Ralph Nwadike, we emerged with a landslide victory.
We will like to thank everyone who voted and supported us during this period, the AMPEC for conducting a hitch-free election, the outgoing Excos and the Board of Trustees for their tireless efforts in preserving and growing the association.
We humbly accept this responsibility and trust in us to carry our association to new heights.
The challenge before us is monumental, but I am eager to join hands with other incoming executives and our fellow members to achieve great milestones that every Nigerian Producer can be proud of.
Baba Agba said
It is with a great sense of responsibility that I announce my election as the National Secretary of the Association of Movie Producers (AMP).
I would like to thank the AMP Board of trustees who have done the thankless job of establishing and guiding AMP to what it is today. I would also like to thank the election committee AMPEC and the outgoing executive committee members particularly the President emeritus Mr Ralph Nwadike for ensuring a well organized, peaceful, free and fair election.
Thank you also to all the AMP members from around the country who attended the elections in Asaba and have trusted me to serve them as their general secretary.
I do not take this trust lightly and promise to work with my President and the executive committee to deliver on our mandate.
I could not have achieved this feat alone. I would like to show my gratitude to my President Ms. Peace Anyiam Osigwe whose belief in my capacity to bring value to AMP and the wider film industry in Nigeria as well as the importance of carrying the younger generation along in the industry motivated me to engage and serve.
I am eternally grateful to everyone who supported me particularly my colleagues, friends, most especially my family and in particular my wife for the support which they gave me throughout this process.
Thank you to all my well-wishers and for all the lovely congratulatory messages.
Now the work begins to revolutionize the Nigerian Film Industry through its producers.