17th December, 2010
The first Indigenous Movie Awards (TIMA), will hold this Sunday at the Knot Centre,Â Â Herbert Macaulay Street, Yaba, Lagos.
The event is targeted at celebrating indigenous cinematic excellence in Nigeria.
According to the organiser, Olumide, who is also a member of Directors Guild ofÂ Â Nigeria (DGN), disclosed that the award will showcase the culture and heritage ofÂ Â Nigeria as a country.
â€œThis award is the first of its kind and we intend to really celebrate it in aÂ Â cultural way. It is an award that will bring together different Nigerian cultures.Â Â For instance, we have nominees from different tribes in a way that has never beenÂ Â done before, from the Yoruba, Igbo, Ibibio, Hausa, Ebira, Calabar and Kanuri, amongÂ Â others,â€ he said.
He added that top on the list of nominees for the awards are Odunade Adekola, forÂ Â his role in Emi ni re kan laye, Muyiwa Ademola, Antar Laniyan and so many otherÂ Â actors.
â€œAll I can say is that after this award, Nollywood will take a better shape,â€ heÂ Â added.
NollywoodReel gathered that the event is expected to commence with red carpet by 3Â Â p.m., while the awards proper is slated for 4 p.m.