In view of the rancor which had bedeviled her in the past several years, the Actors Guild of Nigeria engaged media support as she disclosed the New Face of Nollywood under the auspices of her Government of National Unity.
Speaking at a press briefing on Friday April 20, at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers in Lagos, the president of the newly elected government, Mr. Emeka Rollas Ejezie, explained to media practitioners the importance of what the body termed 'Rebranding The Actors Guild of Nigeria'.
The Government of National Unity which was established after the Peace and Reconciliation Conference that took place in Enugu in August last year, saw Ejezie emerged the national president.
Speaking further, the president stressed that the rebranding of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, will take on the following format:
• To build on the strength of the guild and work to eliminate her weakness.
• To position the body as a major player in Nigeria's fast growing creative economy.
The above steps, the president further explained, would not only advance the course of the over 150 000 (one hundred and fifty thousand) members of the guild, but would strengthen ties with both local and foreign partners such as government, organised private sectors and relevant international development organizations.
To achieve the set objectives therefore, the guild has announced her intention to flag off the following:
•Showcase the new AGN identity card.
•Unveil the new AGN logo
•Introduce the new AGN insurance product.
•Introduce the AGN strategic plan to the media.
•Unveil the new AGN mobile App with payment gateway and website.
•Introduce a unified AGN devoid of rancor to the general public.
With all the above in place, Mr. Ejezie emphasized that the body would revolutionise the industry through meaningful and positive contributions which would create an enabling environment for development in Nigeria.
The occasion which was also supported by Universal Insurance Plc, was well attended by Board of Trustees of the Guild; the National Executive Council, Chairmen of State Chapters across the thirty-two States of the federation including the federal capital territory, as well as other members of the Guild.