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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nse Ikpe-Etim to speak @ Harvard University this Weekend

















Award winning Nigerian actress Nse Ikpe-Etim has been asked by the Nigerian Students Association, Harvard University to be a part of a distinguished panel to share with the world the growth and potential of the Nigerian film industry, “Nollywood” as it is popularly called on the 1st to 3rd of October 2010 at the University.


The organizers choice of Nse as one of the panelists is apparent in their citation “Nse is a rising actress with rapidly increasing popularity among fans of Nollywood and the potential to cross over globally due to her dynamic talent and flawless portrayal of her characters as witnessed in hugely successful award winning films like, Reloaded and Guilty Pleasures” She recently won the award for Best Actress in a Film/ Short Story at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards in New York and was nominated for Best Leading Actress  at the African Movie Academy Awards for her role in the film Reloaded, considered a feat as it was her debut film after a long break from the Nollywood scene.

The Special Guest of Honor at this event is, Ms. Amber Rasberry, Creative Executive of Tyler Perry`s 34th Street Films a former Executive in the film development department at New Line Cinema. She assisted in the development of SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE and RUSH HOUR 3. She is invited to encourage thoughtful discourse on the relevance of Nollywood for African Americans and the African American focused film industry, as well as encourage the cross fertilization of ideas between the Tyler Perry vision for filmmaking and Nollywood film themes.

Other panelists include Nigeria’s most celebrated producer and director Tunde Kelani, CEO, Mainframe Productions, who will discuss his vision of the importance of infusing culture within films produced in Nigeria. Founder of African Movie Academy Awards (Africa’s Oscars), Peace Anyiam Fiberesima will address the history, landmarks, and successes of Nollywood in Africa and abroad. Chioma Nwagboso - World Bank Finance & Private Sector Specialist leads the World Bank project that uses Nollywood as an avenue for furthering development in Nigeria. Dr. Edward Valla, Intelligence Analyst, FBI in Boston will discuss challenges and solutions in combating media piracy in America, from an FBI perspective and Colin Maclay, Managing Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society is to discuss how Nollywood can work with Media Pirates along with ICT tools to tackle Copyright and Piracy Issues.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

never heard of her

skankmypeaceofmind said...

wetin she know say she one go talk for there? Nollykpako actresses don't know what acting is because they are yet to be put to test.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!! I'm so happy for her. I see this babe goin places... n BTW, her acting skills are like none other. thumbs up!!!

Anonymous said...

Very Nice.

ChiChiLuv said...

Nice!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Nse. Congrats and more power to your elbow. You guys are making Naija proud.
As for skankmypeace, I pray that bitterness does not kill you. Bitterness only begets bitterness as long as you remain so bitter and always finding only negative things to say about people. Only negative things will follow you. It's not a curse, it's just the way things work. Your life can't be that miserable can it?

Anonymous said...

Trust skankmypeaceofmind to say something skanky

lil' miss MAKEITDEEP said...

Congrats to Miss Ikpe.
Some of the films she has produced so far have been good.
I'm glad she's being recognized for her work.

entertainmentOB said...

i wonder why they didn't ask veteran industry experts like amaka igwe, emem isong, chico and zeb ejiro, lancelot imasuen, kunle afolayan etc and if they wanted to ask actors, why not veterans like richard mofe damijo, joke silva, olu jacobs. these are people who have been part of the industry from the inception to it's current state, they can really speak of industry growth and evolution.

nothing against, nse but she rather young in industry standards, she just started her journey. i don't know how substantive the information she will share will be. maybe she happens to be in town. all the same, kudos.

NINA said...

nse ikpe etim..she just started in nollywood what does she know she will say cmon now!! why are we getting ahead of ourselves..this girl hasnt paid her dues...and she strikes me as arrogant and rude...pls lets help ourselves here...were are the seasoned actresses like clarion chukwurah, joke jacobs....

Urmmer said...

Honestly,the first time i watched Nse Ikpe-Etim on screen,i kept asking 'who is this girl'?.she was as real as could be.im not saying this for you to chew me up but i'ld rather watch her than my sister Genevieve Nnaji..

So on account of that,i'ld say she's a pretty good actress.remember;it's not how far but how well..just sayin

Anonymous said...

please oh how do you know how to get in touch with this people maybe one of the actors can come to my uni...

Nonye said...

No be who start race first dey first finish.....the babe is obviously going places but yeah i agree she's not been in the industry long enough to give significant account of the nollywood journey..Ini Edo would have been a better option sef

Nonye said...

No be who start race first dey first finish.....the babe is obviously going places but yeah i agree she's not been in the industry long enough to give significant account of the nollywood journey..Ini Edo would have been a better option sef