Winners emerge at Homevida movie awards
Three winners have emerged for the 9th edition of the Homevida movie awards 2018, organised by the Nigeria Integrity Film Awards and the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC).
The winners were Mr. Akwuruaha Ikenna, a B.tech of Geology from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, who is a spokenword artiste, video director and a choreographer came first and won N250, 000.
The second and third positions respectively were won by Ms. Anita Abada, a graduate of foreign languages from the University of Benin, for her passion in telling the African story in a unique way, winning N150, 000; and Mr. Joel Adegboye, a graduate of University of Lagos, who has been into film making at a young age, winning N100, 000.
Speaking at the awards, the Founder, Homevida, Mr. Chibuzor Ekwekwo, said the idea was borne out of desire to use the creative energy, particularly through the film medium to tell stories positively.
“To tell our stories in ways that inspires and ennoble. We do not stop at promoting these young people to tell our stories positively. Homevida guides and rewards our young people who take up this open conversation with us,” Ekwekwo said.
On his part, Managing Director, Nigeria Film Corporation, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, expressed delight that this year’s award held on the platform of Zuma Film festival.
“This award must be sustained to spur upcoming film professionals to continue to work hard and become role models for the next generation of film practitioners,” Maduekwe said.
On her part, the Homevida program officer, Nnenna Gabriella Eze, said the 2018 competition was a call for young Nigerians to create skits and spoken word videos that creatively showcase the economic, socio-cultural relevance of the internet.
She said that many entries were received before the jury selected the top 10 videos for the public to vote on.
The Homevida awards took place during the Zuma Film festival