The two-pronged event features the much-anticipated Lagos premiere of the movie REALITY, following the successful world premiere hosted in Owerri, Imo State.
It also features the second edition of the Nollywood Girl-Child Defender Awards where notable Girl-Child rights activists and advocates, the clergy, civil societies and corporate organizations shall be recognized and appreciated for their individual and corporate contributions to the empowerment and welfare of the Nigerian Girl-Child.
Originally scheduled to hold on Sunday June 5, 2016, at the prestigious Lagos Airport Hotel, along Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos, the event is now to hold on Sunday July 10, at the same venue. The slight shift in date is to accommodate the various interest groups, organs and individuals who needed to synchronize their timing with the organizers.
The change of date according to a press release from the seasoned organizers and signed by Dozie Eboh, the CEO of View Trends Entertainment and Myke Pam, the Event publicist is to allow for a robust wholesomeness in the programming of the event. Against this background therefore, they have swung into action in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs living up to the high billings and class they have set for themselves from their previous events.
Some of the recipients of the awards includes Mr. Bolaji Dawodu, a foremost film-maker and director of note, Stephanie Okereke, an accomplished Nigerian movie star and Child Rights Activist, Hon. Lola Akande, Honorable Commissioner of Women Affairs, Lagos State, Pastor Wole Oladiyun of CLAM, a prominent preacher of the Word and unassuming philanthropist. Others include Chief Tobenna Anumaka, a renowned businessman and philanthropist, Hon. Chuks Nneji , a politician and Child Rights advocate, Her Royal Majesty, Olori Saheed Elegushi, Alozie Uzoukwu, GM Silverbird Television, Moji Danisa, prominent journalist and Onche Bishop Odeh of Daily Independent Newspapers amongst others.
As we look forward to the event, we join the organizers in saying no to Girl-Child forced Labour, Illitracy and forced marriages. To paraphrase the aforementioned press release; “It is time to uplift the Nigerian Girl-Child. So, let us join hands and make it work”.