The immediate past president of the Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Paul Obazele is in trouble again for allegedly lying to the Honourable Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah that he is still the President of AMP during a recent courtesy visit accompanied by Emeka Rollas who also claimed to be the new president of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) even though it is no secret that he lost to the new President of the AGN, Ibinabo Fiberisima after a controversial election last month.
Obazele’s false claim has embarrassed the office of Zik Zulu Okafor, the bona fide current President of the Association of Movie Producers (AMP). Top stakeholders in Nollywood like Fidelis Duker confirmed the report on the closing day of Victor Okhai’s In Short International Film Festival Saturday October 12, 2012, at the City Mall in Onikan, Lagos Island.
Paul Obazele has not been pleased since he lost his leadership role of AMP to Zik Zulu Okafor and after desperate attempts to unseat the incumbent chairman of the Edo State chapter of AMP, Peddy Okhai failed.
Since his election, Zik Zulu Okafor has taken the Association of Movie Producers (AMP) to a higher level from the local status to the global arena and in fact led a delegation of top Nollywood practitioners to the annual New Media Nollywood Programme hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology last December in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Story by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima/Nigeriafilms.com