Africa Magic launched its Igbo channel this weekend in Enugu and the star studded event welcomed a host of lovely Nollywood faces of the Igbo tribe.
Uti Nwachukwu, Noble Igwe, Flavour, Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji, Nkiru Sylvanus, Okey Bakassi, Eucharia Anunobi, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, Clem Ohameze, Francis Duru, Patience Ozokwor, OC Ukeje, Chidinma, Oge Okoye, Phyno, Basketmouth, Ozzy Agu, Linda Ejiofor, Gideon Okeke, Kenneth Okonkwo and many other celebs were at the event in cultural garbs that aptly identify their heritage.
The event was held at The Dome in Enugu, Coal city. And the host was Nollywood actor/comedian Okey Bakassi.
During her keynote address at the gathering, the Regional Director, M-Net (West), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “Africa Magic is renowned for providing entertainment made for Africa by Africans. We are renowned for telling the African story, and giving African entertainers a platform to show the world what they can do. We have demonstrated this with our channels, including the indigenous language channels which continue to promote the richness of Nigeria’s different cultures beyond the nation’s borders and we are continuing this trend with the Africa Magic Igbo channel.”
Pete Edochie, who opened the event with the traditional, symbolic breaking of kolanut, lauded Africa Magic for making sure the Africa Magic Igbo dream to fore. Pete Edochie, who made his speech in Igbo language, was assisted by Kenneth Okonkwo in the opening prayers.
He urged Igbo filmmakers to use this new channel as an opportunities to make productions of rich, lasting Igbo content.
Definitely we shall see lots of movies in the Igbo dialects emerging from Africa Magic any time soon and that means more job opportunities for the Nollywood actors. A fine development, I must say.
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