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Wale Adenuga raises the bar

One of Nigeria’s brightest producers, Mr. Wale Adenuga, is set to trigger a positive revolution in the production of quality celluloid films in the country with the acquisition of modern production equipment.

Adenuga, who has continued to dazzle television viewers across the country and beyond with such drama series like Papa Ajasco and Company, Superstory, ThisLife and Binta, My Daughter, said the days of wishy-washy film productions are over.

“There have been so much criticisms about most productions being churned out by some producers. We cannot continue to fold our arms and watch. That is why some of us have to step in to correct this,” he stated. Among the modern equipment currently acquired by Adenuga include the latest Panasonic high definition P2 camera with 35mm Redrock adapter, location monitors, Kino lights, Arri ballast lights, audio mixer, Tiffen filters, mobile cranes, among others.

As soon as the equipment, which gulped millions of naira arrived the country from the United Kingdom last week, Wale Adenuga productions hit location with the cast and crew , shooting a film, which he said will be the talk of the town.

Adenuga, who is still keeping the title of the film under wraps hinted that the story itself “is unique and we assembled top role interpreters in the acting world to give life to it.”

AMBO Movie: The Child wins 9 nominations at AMAA

If history is taken into consideration, The Child, the Amstel Malta Box Office, AMBO 4, movie may toe the path of other AMBO movies carting home laurels at the upcoming Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

The fourth AMBO movie, starring Wole Ojo, winner of the 4th edition of the popular TV show, alongside top Nollywood stars like Joke Sylva, Alex Osifo and Bukky Ajayi, among others, was nominated for nine awards at the 2010 AMAA Nomination event held in Accra, Ghana last weekend.

The nominated categories included Heart of Africa Award for Best Film from Nigeria; AMAA Achievement in Editing; AMAA Achievement in Art Direction; AMAA Achievement in Make Up and AMAA Achievement in Costume. Others were AMAA Achievement in Visual effect; Best Original Soundtrack; Most promising Actor and AMAA achievement in Cinematography.

Launched in 2005, AMBO, which is the sponsorship platform of Amstel Malta, the premium malt drink that offers an abundance of nourishment and refreshment to consumers, with a special low sugar formation, consists of three main elements that run sequentially, beginning with an acting talent hunt reality TV show.

According to Ngozi Nkwoji, Amstel Malta Brand Manager, Amstel Malta Box Office has been making dreams come true since inception in 2005. AMBO movies have raised the bar in Nigerian movie production and this is evident in the accolades each movie has received. The movies are Sitanda (starring Azizat Sadiq), White Waters (starring OC Ukeje), Cindy’s Notes (starring Bhaira McWizu) and the latest is The Child (starring Wole Ojo).


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