NFC IS A GHOST BODY! SAYS MR. IBU…


The News Agency of Nigeria recently caught up with the comic actor and he had a whole lot to say about the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC)

According to the comic actor, there is a non-existent relationship between the Actors Guild of Nigeria and the NFC and other bodies. He said the NFC is a ghost body and it’s not living up to its mandate except for selective few. He however charged the corporation to redouble its effort and live up to its mission statement of developing an industry that is globally competitive in order to bring about speedy development in the sector

His words

“I have never seen anybody from the NFC willing to genuinely cooperate with any actor, actress or producer involved in Nollywood. Also, there are no laws ensuring that The Nigerian Film Corporation carry out their duties. There are no checks holding the agency accountable, which is the major reason why they can afford to neglect the film industry. The cinematographers, marketers union, the continuity editors and writers are all in disorder. The NFC does not have the film industries’ best interest because it has not shown interest in the unity of this very important sector.”

ABOUT NFC

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) was established under Decree No.61 of 1979. It is a parastatal of the Federal Government of Nigeria under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. The Decree empowers the Corporation to lay a solid foundation for the development of a viable and sustainable Film industry and Cinema culture in Nigeria. The Corporation is therefore charged with the responsibility of planning, promoting and organizing an integrated and efficient development of the Nigerian Film Industry.

FUNCTIONS OF NFC

The production of films for domestic consumption and export
The Acquisition and Maintenance of facilities for film production;
The maintenance of National Film and Video Sound Archive
Encouragement of the production of Nigerian films through financial and other forms of assistance
The encouragement of the development of cinematograph theatres by Nigerians by way of financial assistance and other forms of assistance
The acquisition and distribution of films

Ogefash's Styl

Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, University of Lagos (Unilag). She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. She is an educationist. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Ogefash is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way regardless how challenging they may be. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting, editing, social media and other media related works. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the movies' plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to translate songs, interprete and give a full detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria, Africa and America before other blogs started emulating her style. While other blogs provided just music lyrics alone, we took it higher by not only providing lyrics, but translating, interpreting and analyzing as well. It is also the first blog to give detailed analysis of adverts. Interestingly, Ogefash blog also known as Ogefash Photo Blog is the first blog all over the world to blog with lots of interesting pictures to support all articles. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always say "sex" is part of friendship. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Ogefash is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.