BOBTV ends fest, Akunyili assures Fund

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THE 2010 edition of the Best of the Best Television and Film Market, otherwise known as BOBTV, ended on Friday. The festival, which started on March 16, held at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja. At the opening , former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili, reiterated government's resolve to establish a film fund for the Nigerian film industry.

Also, the Chairman and Founder of Galaxy Television, Chief Steve Ojo, Chief Zebulum Ejiro, Opa Williams and Emem Isong were among those honoured for their outstanding contributions to the development of television and film in Nigeria. While Ojo was recognised as a producer, director, entrepreneur and broadcaster per excellence, Ejiro, who is popular as the movie sheik, was honoured for his pioneering work in the film industry and enduring work on TV. Isong was honoured for her role in the shooting of indigenous language films particularly the Efik and Ibibio languages. Every year BOBTV recognises hardworking professionals, who have contributed to the growth of the movie industry in Nigeria.

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