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AFRICANARTISTES IN DIASPORA-AMPA-ASSOCIATION OF MULTINATIONAL PERFORMING ARTISTES-UK

By Esther Jacobs

THE ASSOCIATION OF MULTINATIONAL PERFORMING ARTISTES)

A.M.P.A
“Vision to Reality”
The association of multinational Performing Artistes (A.M.P.A) was founded in late 2007 by some professional artistes in the U.K with the sole purpose of promoting the Black Art industry in the Diaspora. As you may be aware, Blacks have been quite marginalised in the film and other theatrical entertainment /industry in the western world. Hence, the union to make a change and erase the perception of Blacks being second rated and also to make a difference became imminent.

The Association include Film and Artistic Directors, Producers, Editors, Stage Directors, Choreographers, Graphic artistes, Actors and Actresses, Singers, Dancers, Gaffers, Cameramen, DOP's, Make –up Artistes, Costumers, Drummers, models, to mention a few.

Presently, the majority of the members are Nigerians/Nollywood Actors, passionate undergraduates and other professionals from all works of life as long as they are Black.

The association has to its credit many Stage Performances, Feature Films, home videos, Soundtracks, a Dance Troupe and many more Theatrical Entertainments.

The Association is being co-ordinated by Titi Jacobs – Lady T.J (Producer/Director) and the Interim Chairperson is

Paul Audu who is currently in sabbatical and now being chaired by Osahon Amadasun. Other prominent members of the association are Joe Ehighimufoen, Fred Aseroma, Efosa Imafidon, Yemi Awomodu , Mark Edebo, Hilda Nevoh, Uru Eke, Dewunmi Balogun, Patricia Feasey, Elizabeth Fadiora, Toun Olatunbosun, Temi Lagunju, Layo Ishola, George Opoku, Abby Akinkunle, Gloria, Misola Iyun, Sister Rose Ogunsanya, Grace Ilori, Bola Ogunnusi, Bolanle, Christina, Faith, Sister Ranti, Deacon Simi Akinsola and many more.

Honourary members and friends of A.M.P.A:- Bola Mogaji (Naija Community), Counsellor Elizabeth Davies, Sam Anwuzia(ZAFAR), Igwe Gabosky (Director/Producer), Dele Odule, Jide Kosoko, Jibola Daboh, Oba Lanre Adegun (Director-DGGB) Francis Onwochie, Sola Sobowale, Lanre Balogun , Saheed Balogun, Paul Obazele (President – A.M.P) Fidelis Duker (Past President DGM), Obi Emelonye-Director, Kene (ODEON), Shina Sanyaolu, (President-ANTP-UK) Chucks Mordi (President –AMP-UK), Chief Evue, Idowu Phillips (Mama Rainbow), Remi Oshodi-Surutu, Ayo Mogaji oduneye, Phillip Dada (Sound Image/Marketer), Seye Ajetunmobi (SAJET -film-promoter/Marketer), Folabi Makinde (Producer-Baba Junior), Michael Makinde (CEO-Passion TV), Pastor Gabriel Ilori, Pastor Ade Omoba, Bonny Tongomo , and many more.

A.M.P.A is fully registered and meet fortnightly (Sundays 4.00pm-7.00pm) at 445 Hackney Road, London E2 9DY

Each week, you will get profiles of the members.
Titi Jacobs
Lady TJ