We have just wrapped shoot on the set of 'Ayamma: Music Of The Forest' a new film shot by the production arm of Royal Arts Academy. Principal photography wrapped after 20 days on the set in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. The movie starrred Majid Michel, Wale Ojo, Adesua Etomi, Theresa Idem, Moses Armstrong, Ime Bishop Umoh etc.
Majid Michel & Wale Ojo
Moses Armstrong with Anabel (make up artist)
Emem with her sister Uduak Oguamanam
Theresa Idem, Wale Ojo & Majid Michel
The dancers in action
Wale Ojo with Bola Aduwo (PR)
With Dawid, Emem Majid, Bola & Wale ... saying good bye to the Akwa Ibom state
Royal Arts Academy has
for over 5 years, trained and equipped actors, screenwriters, editors and
directors with the skill necessary for industry success. It is now proud to present ‘Spotlight’ –
a three-pronged Youth Empowerment Initiative that comprises of the Spotlight Short Film Contest, The Spotlight
Movie and the Spotlight Movie Awards.
In the Spotlight
Short Film Contest, students of the academy who have shot short
films of not more than 10 minutes, will have ten of the best films judged by a
jury comprising of producers, actors, directors and screenwriters. The final
ten (10) films will be chosen from the lot and uploaded on Royal Arts Academy’s
YouTube page for public viewing and voting. At the end of which the winning
short film decided will be announced at the movie premiere of “Spotlight”, a feature movie produced
by Royal Arts Academy for its students and for which the short film contest is
The owner of the winning
film will receive mouth-watering prizes from our sponsors.
This event will climax with the Spotlight
Movie Awards where awards will be given to deserving students who participated
in the event. It is set to take place at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road,
Victoria Island, Lagos on the 3rd of December by 5.pm. The movie
will then screen in cinemas nationwide as from the 4th of December
For more information check out
their website www.royalartsacademy.com.ngor
The rape of a young girl becomes the rape of a community. Breaking the Code of Silence is the only way to heal a wounded soul’. - Code of Silence Royal Arts Academy in conjunction with Nollywood Workshops presents the release of a new block buster movie, titled ‘Code of Silence’ which is a gritty tale of a young girl, Adanma who was gang-raped by two men one night while coming home from school.
This singular act is the catalyst that triggers a number of catastrophic events in the film;
The movie stars an array of talented, award-winning actors such as Ini Edo, Patience Ozorkwor, Desmond Elliot. Omoni Oboli, Kofi Adjorlolo, Amaechi Muonagor, Shawn Faqua, Makida Moka etc to name a few. ‘Code of Silence’ was produced and directed by Emem Isong. Assistant Director was Chris Eneaji. Story and original screenplay was by Bola Aduwo, who was also Associate Producer on the project. Additional screenplay was by Kehinde Joseph.
Ini Edo, Makida Moka and Patience Ozokwor
Shawn Faqua & Makida Moka
Blessing Ini Edo & Patience Ozokwor
Bola Aduwo (writer/Asst Prod) with Omoni Oboli & Ini Edo
Bimbo Peters & Benjamin Touitou
RAA Alumni Imoh Eboh & Ikechukwu Ikanno with Bimbo Peters in a scene in the film
Emem Isong with some of the cast and crew
The movie screens in cinemas from August 7th
Royal Arts Academy will host a short film
competition themed “PROUDLY YOUNG,
PROUDLY NAIJA”exclusively for
Royal Arts students, past and present.
Students will be given a designated period to
shoot and submit a short movie (maximum of 15 minutes) using the theme to tell
an inspiring story centered around youths in today’s Nigeria.
The entries will be judged by a jury,
comprising experienced screenwriters, producers, actors and directors,
including Emem Isong who will pick out the ten best entries and upload them
online for public to view and vote their favourite.
When the voting period closes and the winning
short film known, it will be announced at the movie premiere of “Spotlight”, a movie produced by Royal
Arts Academy featuring mainly its student and for which the short film contest
The Spotlight Academy Awards aims to reward
students of Royal Arts Academy yearly with the opportunity to have a career in
the industry. It will encourage team work, creativity, diligence,
competition-mindedness, and importantly in today’s youths, seriousness and
focus, knowing that their effort will result in glory. It is a fabulous way to
employ otherwise jobless but highly skilled young filmmakers. It will also
infuse the lifeblood of youths into an industry.
Royal Arts Academy is happy to announce that it is collaborating with NollywoodUncut to bring the movie,‘Champagne’ to London! The movie is set to be screened at the 1,500 seater LIGHTHOUSE, situated at 254-270 Camberwell Rd, SE5 0DP London, United Kingdom.Shot in the cities of Johannesburg, South Africa and Houston Texas, U.S.A, ‘Champagne’ also starsTana Adelana, Mbong Amata, Susan Peters, Padita Agu & Anita Chris.
It was produced and directed by Emem Isong. In attendance will be the stars of the film- Majid Michel, Alexx Ekubo and Mbong Amata. Other Nollywood stars attending the premiere are Susan Peters and Ini Edo.
The Event will start with a red carpet extravaganza from 6.30 pm with the screening of the movie taking placefrom 8.00 pm; followed immediately by a Q&A with the director, producer and stars.
A new movie is set to be released. It’s titled ‘While You Slept’ and stars Ini Edo, Joseph Benjamin, Bobby Michaels, Venita Akpofure, etc. The movie which was shot in Lagos is about a lady, Amaka Okoro whose life has been turned upside down when Najite, a mysterious stranger shows up claiming to be the secret wife of Emeka…Amaka’s husband.
The movie was produced by Ini Edo, Supervising Producer was Emem Isong, screenplay was by Kehinde Joseph& Chiji Vivians and directing was by Desmond Elliot. Check out some pics of some cast members from the movie. The movie premieres in cinemas nationwide as from March 20th 2015. Make sure you go see it!
The Lagos premiere of the glamorous movie ‘Champagne’ was held with much fanfare at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island on December 19th. Many came to watch what was Emem Isong’s directorial debut which featuredMajid Michel, Alex Ekubo, Tana Adelana, Mbong Amata, Padita Agu etc. The movie is about a young couple who are in an open marriage and decide to scam unsuspecting people for money until they meet the enigmatic Mr Douglas who takes them on a ride of their lives. Check out some lovely pics from the event.