President of Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Ms. Peace
Anyiam-Osigwe, MFR, and the association’s General Secretary, Mr. Baba
Agba, have promised to work closely and conscientiously with members
to revolutionize the Nigerian film industry through its producers.
Both members of the newly inaugurated AMP national executive committee
made the promise after emerging winners in the association’s election
held in Asaba at the weekend.
They said that they accepted the responsibility and trust reposed in
them by their members to carry the association to new heights, even as
they noted that the challenge before them was monumental.
According to them, “The challenge before us is monumental, but we are
eager to join hands with other incoming executives and our fellow
members to achieve great milestones that every Nigerian Producer can
be proud of.”
They thanked everyone who voted and supported them, other members of
the Board of Trustees, the outgoing National Executive Committee under
the leadership of the President Emeritus Ralph Nwadike during
election, and the Association of Movie Producers Electoral Committee
(AMPEC) for conducting a hitch-free election and their tireless
efforts in preserving and growing the association.
In a statement by Baba Agba, the newly inaugurated General Secretary,
and released via his social media pages, he assured members that “he
does not take the trust placed in him lightly” and promised to work
with the President and the executive committee to deliver on his
According to him, “I could not have achieved this feat alone. I would
like to show my gratitude to my President, Ms. Peace Anyiam Osigwe,
whose belief in my capacity to bring value to AMP and the wider film
industry in Nigeria as well as the importance of carrying the younger
generation along in the industry motivated me to engage and serve.
At the election attended by the Board of Trustees Chairman, Chief Zeb
Ejiro, with over 16 states chapters and 170 members participating, the
new President, Anyiam-Osigwe. defeated her opponent, Myke Parish
Ajere, by 167 to 3 votes; while the new General Secretary, Baba Agba
polled 149 votes to defeat Ifeanyi Ezekwe who scored 19 votes.
Queen Blessing was also returned as Vice President with 165 votes
against her opponent Rose Okwoli who got 4 votes.
With the outcome of the National Executive Elections, Peace
Anyiam-Osigwe has become the first female President of the
Association, and Baba Agba’s emergence as the National Secretary sets
a precedence in the engagement of young filmmakers in the leadership
structure of Nollywood.