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Why I went back to classroom – Ikechukwu Onyeka

By Benjamin Njoku

Popular Nollywood director, Ikechukwu Onyeka who recently went back  to the classroom in far United States, is back in the country to direct a new movie by Oakfil Film Productions.

Onyeka disclosed that he was inspired to go back to the classroom because of his insatiable desire to acquire high knowledge in his chosen profession.

He is currently a student of cinematography at Colorado Film School. He got the admission last year, and is already four months in the school.

In a chat with HVP during the week, the director of the wave-making movie, “Mr and Mrs” said, after  his eight years sojourn as a director in the industry, he felt unfulfilled and needed to grow more than he was, a situation which prompted his decision to travel to the United States in search of fulfillment and high knowledge.

Narrating, he said  “I have never shot a film I think I really like. Though I have done a lot of jobs people applauded , I still feel unfulfilled. There are lots of things I think needed to be done in Nollywood, especially in the area of sound and lighting. Last year, I made up my mind to go back to school in order to update my knowledge.”

Onyeka’s dream is to set up a training centre as soon as he completed his studies. Interestingly, he is back home to test run his newly acquired experience in the production of the movie, which working title is given as ‘Brother’s Keeper.

‘The film is featuring the likes of  Majid Mitchel, Omoni Oboli, Babara Soky, Uru Ekeh and a host of other stars.According to the producer, the shooting of the film will commence next week in Umuahia, Abia State capital.


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