Ini Edo is a Nigerian actress. She began her film career in 2000, has featured in more than 100 movies since that time. In 2013, she was a judge for the Miss Black Africa Uk Pageant; the United Nations appointed her as the United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy in 2011. Ini Edo is an Ibibio from Akwa Ibom state in the south-South part of Nigeria, not far from Calabar, her mother was a teacher, her father a church elder. She had the second of four children, three girls, one boy, she attended Cornelius Connely College in Uyo for her secondary school. She graduated from the University of Uyo, she completed her bachelor's degree program at the University of Calabar where she studied English. In 2014 she got a scholarship to study law at National Open University of Nigeria, her acting career started in 2003 with her debut in Thick Madam. She was discovered by a producer at the audition, her breakthrough came in 2004. Up till now she has appeared in over 100 films, she was GLO brand ambassador for ten years from 2006 to 2016 In 2010 she was named to be the brand ambassador of Noble Hair Ini Edo is brand ambassador of SlimTea Nigeria Ini Edo was appointed as the Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture And Tourism by Udom Gabriel Emmanuel in 2016 and is holding the office till date.
Fatal Seduction The Greatest Sacrifice My Heart Your Home No Where to Run Stolen Tomorrow Sacrifice for Love Silence of the Gods Supremacy Too Late to Claim Total Control Traumatised War Game 11:45... Too Late The Bank Manager The Bet Cold War Crying Angel Desperate Need Emotional Blackmail I Want My Money Last Picnic Living in Tears Living Without You Men Do Cry My Precious Son One God One Nation Weekend getaway Pretty Angels Red Light Royal Package Security Risk Songs of Sorrow Stronghold Tears for Nancy Unforeseen Eyes of Love Faces of Beauty Indecent Girl Indulgence I Swear Legacy Love Crime Love & Marriage Negative Influence Not Yours! The One I Trust Sisters On Fire Royalty Apart Never Let Go End of Do or Die Affair Darkness of Sorrows Final Sorrow Behind The Melody Memories of The Heart Royal Gift Dangerous Save The Last Dance Battle For Bride Caged Lovers In The Cupboard Hunted Love Anointed Queen A Dance For The Prince Bride's War Tears In The Palace Slip of Fate At All Cost Mad Sex The Princess of My Life Inale I'll Take My Chances Nkasi The Village Fighter Nkasi The Sprot Girl The Return of Nkasi Soul of a Maiden "Blood is Money" Ini Edo on IMDb Ini Edo on Twitter
University of Benin (Nigeria)
University of Benin - known as UNIBEN - is one of Nigeria's first generation federal universities. The university is located in Benin city, Edo State, Nigeria; the university is recognized by the National Universities Commission. University of Benin offers courses and programs in several areas of study and awards higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees and doctorate degrees; the University of Benin was founded in 1970. It started as an Institute of Technology and was accorded the status of a full-fledged University by National Universities Commission on 1 July 1971. In his Budget Speech in April 1972, the Military Governor of Mid-Western State, Col. S. O. Ogbemudia formally announced the change of the name of the Institute of Technology to the University of Benin. Optometry program was founded within the Faculty of Science in 1972 under the headship of Dr. Paul Ogbuehi. By 1976, Optometry program in UNIBEN had on its faculty qualified professional with practice licences from Canada and United States of America.
The program had a faculty-student ratio of 2:1, many from College of Medicine and Medical Sciences earned its accredited On 1 April 1975 the University at the request of the State Government, was taken over by the Federal Government and became a Federal University. Following NUC’s directives, the University experimented with the Collegiate System in 1991/92 and 1992/93. However, in the light of new developments, the University reverted to the Faculty System except for the Schools of Medicine, Basic Medical Sciences, Institute of Child Health which reverted to the Collegiate System in August, 1999, with a Provost as its administrative head; the Faculties as presently constituted are those of Agriculture, Education, Law, Life Science, Physical Science, Social Science, the College of Medical Sciences. In January 2006, the Federal Government approved the take off of the College of Petroleum and Gas Engineering of the University of Benin at Effurun, near Warri, in Delta State, with the initial population of 100 students in two departments.
The University offers courses at various levels: Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Certificate. Presently, the total student enrollment stands at over 40,000 made up of both full-time and part-time students shared among the various Faculties. In 1985, Grace Alele-Williams became Nigeria's first female Vice-Chancellor when she was appointed to head the University of Benin, she served as its Vice-Chancellor until 1991. The University collaborates with other universities around the world and with both local and international bodies such as USAID, Ford Foundation, UNCF, RMRDC amongst others in the areas of Agriculture, Public Health and Engineering. Agriculture consists of the following departments. Sc. in the following coursesEarly Childhood Education Economics & Statistics Educational Management Geography Library Information Science Political Science The department offers M. Ed and PhD in Educational Management Educational and Evaluation Counselling Psychology Human Kinetics and Sports Science Health and Environmental Education Vocational & Technical Education Engineering Consists of the following 8 departments Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Petroleum Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Production Engineering Structural Engineering Computer Engineering Environmental Sciences Law Life Sciences consist of the following departments.
The College of Medical Sciences is made of three Schools and an Institute, namely The School of Medicine was established in 1973 Faculty of Medicine to Medicine to run a 6-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery full-time degree program. The first Dean of the School was Professor T. Belo-Osagie, he was Dean from 1973-1975. With the exit ofProfessor T. Belo-Osagie, Professor K. Diete-Koki became the Dean of the School. Since the School has had various Deans and Heads of Departments in the last 30 years; the immediate past Dean of the School was Prof. Dr. E. Oviasu The present Dean of the School of Medicine is Professor M. Momoh. School of Basic
Kate Henshaw credited as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, is a Nigerian actress. In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Henshaw was born in the oldest of four children. After completing her primary and secondary school in Lagos and Calabar, she spent one year at the University of Calabar reading remedial studies, majored in Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH in Lagos. Henshaw worked at the Bauchi State General hospital. In 1993 Henshaw auditioned for the lead role in the movie When the Sun was handed the role; this was her first appearance in a major Nollywood movie. Henshaw has starred in over 45 Nollywood movies. In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film Stronger than Pain, she is now "The Face of Onga". Henshaw is a judge on Nigeria's Got Talent. Above Death: In God We Trust A Million Tears My Little Secret Stronger Than Pain Show Me Heaven Aremu The Principal Kate Henshaw-Nuttall on IMDb Official website
12th Africa Movie Academy Awards
The 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony was held on Saturday 11 June 2016 at the Obi Wali International Conference Center in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The ceremony recognized and honored excellence among directors and writers in the film industry; the awards night was hosted by Mike Ezuruonye and Kgopedi Lilokoe. It aired live on NTA to over 100 million viewers worldwide; as part of the pre-AMAA activities, Rivers State Ministry of Culture and Tourism collaborated with the Africa Film Academy to host a sponsorship night to mobilize corporate sponsors for the awards. Other media partners included Africa Magic, OHTV, SABC and ONTV; the nominees for the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony were announced on 15 May 2016. The Cursed Ones led with 13 nominations while South African films Tell Me Sweet Something and Ayanda were tied with 9 nods each. Ghana had a total of 15 nominations with 5 films including The Cursed Ones, Cursed Treasure, Daggers of Life and The Peculiar Life of a Spider.
Winners were announced during the ceremony on 11 June 2016 at the Obi Wali International Conference Center. Eye of the Storm won in the categories Best Film, Achievement in Costume Design and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Drama-thriller The Cursed Ones took home three awards on that same night, including awards for Best Director, Achievement in Production Design, as well as Cinematography. Winners are highlighted in boldface. Richard Mofe Damijo Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs Tony Akposhore Dignitaries present during the occasion were Governor of Rivers State Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, first lady Eberechi Wike, former Senate President David Mark, Minister of Information Lai Mohammed and veteran actor Pete Edochie
Chioma Chukwuka credited as Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha or Chioma Akpotha, is a Nigerian actress and movie producer. In 2007 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for "Best Actress in a leading role", the Afro Hollywood award for best actress in a lead role in 2010. Mrs Akpotha, born in Lagos State, hails from Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria, she completed her primary education at Onward Nursery and Primary School in Lagos State, proceeded to Federal Government Girls College Onitsha, Anambra Statefor her secondary education. She headed to Lagos State University, where she studied Banking and Finance. Chukwuka's acting career began with her debut in the movie "The Apple" in 2000, she acted in the film The Handkerchief in 2000. In 2007 she received the "Best Actress in a Lead Role" award at the African Movie Academy Awards for the movie Sins of the Flesh, she has starred in more than 80 Nollywood movies. Chukwuka starred in the award-nominated blockbuster On Bended Knees.
In January 2019, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha announced the launch of a capacity building platform called Masterclass With Chioma where aspiring talents actors are taught by seasoned filmmakers, screenwriters and other industry professionals on what it takes to make it in film, TV and theatre. Chioma Akpotha became the brand ambassador for Erisco Foods in November 2018 Chukwuka has served as a brand ambassador for a number of Nigerian and international commercial brands, including Globacom Nigeria, a telecommunications company, Omo Detergent and Harpic Cleaner. Chukwuka married her husband, Franklyn Akpotha in 2006. Chioma Chukwuka on IMDb
Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor and politician who has starred in over two hundred films and a number of television shows and soap operas. He won best supporting actor in a drama at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards and was nominated for best supporting actor at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards, he was elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency, in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections. Elliot was born to a Yoruba father from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, Lagos and a mother from Illah in Oshimili North, Delta State, he studied economics at Lagos State University and graduated in 2003. Elliot was influenced by a friend to become an actor, he started playing roles in soap operas like Everyday People, One Too Saints and Sinners. He is one of Nollywood's leading actors, having appeared in over two hundred films including Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire and Atlanta. In 2008 Elliot co-produced and co-directed the movie "Reloaded" which received 3 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009.
In 2009 and 2010, Elliot was nominated for the Best Actor category at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In 2010, Elliot has been competing to become the ambassador for the Face of Hope Project, a "volunteer-based non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization established to give hope to the hopeless", in which he will work toward fixing "child illiteracy in Nigeria and Africa at large" if he is the victor. Elliot declared his intentions in September 2014 to run for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress, he won the Surulere Constituency in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections. Elliot has four children, he is involved in public relations for Globacom. Desmond Elliot celebrates 15th wedding anniversary with his wife, Victoria Elliot on December 26th, 2018. Everyday People One Too Much Saints and Sinners Santalal Super Story Desmond Elliot on IMDb
Africa Movie Academy Awards
The Africa Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as AMAA and The AMA Awards, are presented annually to recognize excellence among professionals working in, or non-African professionals who have contributed to, the African film industry. It is run through the Africa Film Academy; the awards are aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry as well as uniting the African continent through arts and culture. The award presentation is attended by numerous media representatives, politicians, journalists and actors from all across the world; the AMA Awards are considered to be Africa's most important film event and the most prestigious film award in Africa. The 2016 ceremony took place at Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria; the first Africa Movie Academy Awards were held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria on 30 May 2005. All other subsequent African Academy Awards before 2012 were held at the same venue, except for the 2008 AMAA Awards, moved to Abuja, FCT for security reasons.
In 2012, the awards ceremony was held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos in Lagos State. The 9th and 10th edition saw AMAA returning to Yenagoa, while the 2015 ceremony was held outside Nigeria for the first time; as of 2017, the Africa Movie Academy Awards have 28 merit categories. They include: Several categories have been renamed, retired, or merged. Below is a list of some of the retired categories. Lifetime Achievement Awards Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood Special Jury Award Madiba Africa Vision Awards Best Film for Women Empowerment Berni Goldblat 2007–present John Akomfrah Steve Ayorinde 2005–2015 Keith Shiri June Givanni Hyginus Ekwuazi Shaibu Husseini Ayoku Babu Asantewa Olatunji Dorothee Wenner 2005–present Charles Burnett 2014–present Filippe Savadogo 2014–present Amaka Igwe 2005 The statistics below are valid as of the 13th edition. 10 and up Twice and more: Twice and more: Twice and more: Five times and more: The "Best Film" category has been won by a Nigerian film for a record five times.
Egyptian actor Farouk Al-Fichawi was the first non-Nigerian actor to win an award. He did so for his role in Seventh Heaven Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah was the first non-Nigerian actress to win an award. List of Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremonies Official website