by Sola Fasasi
Recently, Communication for Change recently honoured leading Nigerians in the creative industry. The event, the premiere of a new five-part documentary film series, featuring some of the best acts of Nigerian visual and performing arts in music and film sectors, held on June 29 at the Silverbird Cinemas.
The series, titled RedHOT, is a feature on selected veterans as well as an expose on the very bright, established and authoritatively budding talents in the country. Filmed over a two-year period, the documentary is a description of the life and work of 17 inspiring Nigerian artists.
Nollywood actress Stephanie Okereke, veteran painter and printmaker Bruce Onobrakpeya, painter Kainebi Osahenye, media artist Nnenna Okore, musician and photographer TY Bello, entertainer Julius Agwu, music producer, Cobhams Asuquo, veteran flutist Tee Mac, female drummer Ara, and others were honoured.
CFC, a Nigerian non-profit development communications organization, is committed to producing stories about developmental issues from an African view point. For 13 years, CFC has produced human interest films, radio programmes, print and on-line publications which highlight the developmental challenges facing Africa, with a focus on showcasing the amazing resilience, creativity, and positive energy of Nigerians. CFC has also produced films on innovative development projects, community leaders, youths, aside radio and television dramas which explain issues surrounding HIV & AIDS, safe motherhood, democracy and good governance, environment etc.
The documentary done with support from the US charity, Ford Foundation, is a tribute to Nigerian’s finest creative talents, showcasing the depth and breadth of our ingenuity.