Nollywood's 'Operation Last Chance' Advocacy Film Launched in Abuja, FCT

Nollywood’s anti-insurgency film ‘Operation Last Dance’ debuts

* Actors Guild commends COAS, Nigerian Army for support on film project

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Operation Last Dance, a Nollywood advocacy film, which exhibits Nigerian military’s gallant fight against insurgency in the North-East, has been launched in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Agency report indicates that the film was launched at the 9th Biennial Lecture of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and award night held at the Sheraton Hotels, Abuja.

Starring in the film are veteran actors, filmmakers and investors, as well as top security officers and heads of private and public institutions drawn from across the country witnessed the event.

Emeka-Rollas Ejezie, AGN National President, on the occasion, said that the initiative was part of efforts by the Guild at showcasing the activities of the military in the defence of fatherland through motion picture.

Ejezie said that the film, which was shot at locations in Jaji (in Kaduna State) and Maiduguri (in Borno State), was produced by Steve Eboh, a veteran Nollywood actor and filmmaker.

AGN National President, therefore, applauded the Nigerian Army for the collaboration and support, especially in supplying the equipment and logistics required during the shooting of the film.

“I want to use this opportunity to commend the gallant efforts of the Chief of Army Staff and the Nigerian Army for the trust reposed in us to deliver on the advocacy film.

“This film will, indeed, be one of the deepest films ever done on the Nigerian Army,” he said.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that Zack Orji, a veteran actor, presented a paper on the theme of the event titled, “The Strategic Role of Nollywood in the Nigerian Economy”. The event also featured investiture of the AGN National Patron as well as awards to outstanding actors and industry stakeholders.

Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), was installed as a Patron of the AGN, among other Nigerians, including philanthropist Prince Ned Nwoko, who was named Chairman of Patrons.

Awards of Veteran Actor of Nigeria (VAN) were also given to outstanding Nollywood actors who had contributed immensely to the growth of the AGN.

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