Nollywood stars met with President Jonathan on Saturday March 2nd at the State House in Marina, Lagos, where the president hosted a presidential dinner to celebrate Nollywood at 20. First Lady Patience Jonathan, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra State governors and lots of important people were at the dinner.
According to Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji the star-studded event was attended some of the bigwigs of Nollywood including Genevieve Nnaji, Chidi Mokeme, Aki and Paw Paw, Olu and Joke Jacobs, Segun Arinze, Stephanie Linus, Patience Ozokwor, Zack Orji, Madam Kofo, Desmond Elliot, Chiwetalu Agu, Cynthia Amadi, Amaka Igwe, Dickson Iroegbu, Zeb and Chico Ejiro, Kunle Afolayan, Tunde Kelani, Andy Chukwu and several others.
President Jonathan unveiled a pictorial book titled ‘Icons of Nollywood’ – and he promised to pump N3 billion into Nollywood in order to empower the industry. Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom promised to finance a N50million ‘Goodluck Jonathan Prize Award’ which will be shared by the best Nollywood actor, actress, film maker and other award categories.
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