By Benjamin Njoku
The inauguration of Ralph Nwadike-led new executive of the Association of Movie Producer, AMP, few days to the end of the year was one of the good things that happened to the industry in 2015.
Raph succeed two-term president of the association, Zik Zulu Okafor, after beating embattled Lilian Amah-Aluko to emerge the new president.
At the swearing in ceremony of the new executive, which held at the association’s secretariat, in Surulere, Nwadike vowed to sanitize the association, declaring that “henceforth, It will no longer be business as usual. Adding, he said, “ Never again will my association tolerate interlopers amongst us. If you are not duly registered with us as producers, you cannot be seen doing the work of a producer, or we shall stop you.”
Ralph commended the immediate past executive led by Zik Zulu Okafor, saying “The past executive has tried and done their best. What I will be doing is to continue from where they have stopped, constantly guided by Zik Zulu Okafor, Paul Obazele, Madu Chikwendu, Zeb Ejiro and my father, Chief Eddy Ugboma.”
Among others, he unveiled a 10-Point agenda to take AMP to the next level and admonished corporate bodies to desist from exploiting the works of members illegally as his administration will not tolerate it.
Other officers elected alongside Nwadike are Chinasa Joy Onyechere (Vice president), Forster Ojehonmon (Secretary), Remi Ibinola Olatunji (PRO), Grace Edwin Okon (Financial Secretary), Blessing Effiong Egbe (Treasurer), Wisdom Nwankwo (Publicity Secretary) and Sam Obeakahnme (Provost).