15th March, 2012
As the ninth edition of BOBTV kicked off Tuesday, Africa R&B king, Darey Art Alade and his Soul Muzik band has been announced as part of the line up at the Africa’s leading Film and Television Programmes Expo.
Darey will be performing at the closing ceremony of the three-day expo holding at the Ladi Kwali Convention Centre, Sheraton Hotel, and Towers, Abuja, the organisers announced.
At the opening ceremony, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Minister of Finance and coordinating minister for the economy, was the special guest of honour and chief speaker for BOBTV 2012.
Okonjo-Iweala gave a keynote speech about the creative industry and transformation agenda by the government.
Amaka Igwe, Executive producer of the Expo said veteran actress and director, Joke Silva, Executive Producer of AMAA, Peace Fiberesima and Production Designer, Pat Nebo are scheduled to receive the Best of the Best Honours 2012 at the Expo.
Activities scheduled to hold during the three-day event include seminars, an autograph session with the cast of MNET’s Tinsel, workshops, exhibitions, university challenges etc.
Opening activities include the special screening of ‘Big Daddy’, a short film on rape directed and produced by Chris Ihidero which aired at the Silverbird cinemas.
And in keeping with BOBTV tradition of film and social responsibility there will be films on women trafficking by Dr. Joy Emordi. Other films are expected from popular filmmakers from Liberia, Mali and Ghana.