Day Dozie Eboh Premiered Movie On Nigerian Girl-Child
Amidst pump and pageantry, the much anticipated movie premiere by top Nollywood film producer, Dozie Eboh recently held. As promised, the movie, Reality showcased the plight of the Nigerian girl-child.
Held at the prestigious Greatwood Hotel, along Port Harcourt road Owerri, Imo State capital on Thursday December 31, 2015, a selected group of individuals and institutions that have contributed towards the uplifting of the Nigerian girl-child were bestowed with the ‘Girl-child Defenders’ awards.
Reality, shot in locations across Lagos and Imo States, is the story of a young girl called Chioma who left her family in a village in South East Nigeria to the city to live with an aunt who has been very helpful to the family after the death of their father.
With a heart full of joy and gratitude, Chioma saw this as an opportunity to make her family proud and to have a feel of the contemporary society, which she has heard so much about. At the back of her mind was an innate desire to be a model character to the society, which she hopes to achieve through the medical profession, as she intends to become a Medical Doctor.
This dream was, however, truncated as the city turned out to be her worst nightmare. She saw her dreams shatter right before her, as the dark side of life tore through her, leaving her with unforgettable scares.
Speaking on the movie, the producer, Eboh, said, “It is a movie to watch. It is an emotional movie that will leave your eyes so wet with teas and heart falling out for the child abuse syndrome happening in the society, especially for the girl child.”
Those honoured with the prestigious ‘Girl-child Defender’ awards were the Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Acho Ihim and the Honourable Member of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Chike Okafor.
Others were Marshal Nwachukwu, Chief Osinachi Nnedu (Onwa Isiokpo), the Chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Imo state chapter, Conac Umez, and Chief Chima Anyaso (Chairman La-Paris Hotels). Some clergies conferred with the award included, Bishop Nnamdi Chikere, Rev. Prof. Udobata Onunwa, Victor Osuagwu Chairman Actors Guild of Nigeria Lagos State chapter, Chief Nnadozie Udeh, Late Sir Johnny Ufoduru Chairman Johnny Best Group and Chief Tobechukwu Nwaneri Chairman Tochil Global Ltd.
Similarly awarded was the Journalists Alliance for the Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (JAPIN), an initiative supported by UNICEF for safe motherhood, which begins with the girl child.