Full transcript of the address By the President of the Nollywood Producers Guild USA President, Hon. Oliver O. Mbamara At The Guild Inauguration event on Oct. 15
"We Have A Responsibility To Keep Our Stories Alive For The Future Generation" - Oliver O. Mbamara
On behalf of the Nollywood Producers Guild, USA (NPG,USA), I welcome you all to our official inauguration. We are glad to have you join us on this historic occasion.
The Nollywood Producers Guild, USA (NPG,USA) is a not-for-profit organization of mostly African filmmakers (with many originating from the Nigerian film Industry - Nollywood) based in North America and engaged in producing African films that promote African culture and help propagate a positive image for Africa.
We are driven by a united vision to lay the foundation and build bridges between African and America/Western story-telling aimed at improving content quality, creating a stable distribution structure, countering piracy, and ensuring fair returns on investments for producers and artists.
Of course, it is a gigantic task and that is why we need all the support we could get in kind or in cash. There are many African stories to be told, and many histories and cultures to be safeguarded through the African perspective. Nollywood offers both a voice for our people in today’s dynamic socio-economic environment and a bed of investment opportunities to be explored and enjoyed. We urge you to be ready and willing to partner with us so as to take advantage of these investment opportunities and to help us make these stories and cultures stay alive for the younger and future generation. Please answer when we call.
I would like to thank all the members of the Guild who worked all the long hours daily and into the night to make sure that this event came to pass despite the demands of regular 9 to 5 jobs. Some critics were doubtful of your abilities to pull it off but you did and the rest is now history. I also extend my profound gratitude to all our guests especially those of you who have supported us over the years in one way or the other. We can not tell our story or write our history without good mention of your contributions. Thank you and God bless.
- Oliver O. Mbamara, Esq., - President, Nollywood Producers Guild, USA
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