Sunday, December 19, 2010


Are you interested in Acting or Screenwriting? Do you believe you've got what it takes to be a star? Do you want to start and build a career for yourself in the 2nd Largest movie industry in the world? Then hurry now as registration for the 3 months intensive course in Acting and Screen writing (February-April 2011 session) is on at Royal Arts Academy. Fees are as follows

General Registration: N5,000.00
Acting course: N65, 000.00
Screenwriting course: N55, 000.00

For more information on how to pay, call: 01-8770233, 0809-100 0609, 0802 352 7159 or email us at

Royal Arts Academy: Birthing Future Filmmakers

Saturday, December 18, 2010

As the year ends....

It was a tough year but because of you, our ship didn’t sink. Your support kept us afloat and we are grateful for it. Royal Arts Academy graduated two sets of students yesterday. Outstanding students were presented with awards and there was much to drink and eat.

RAA is not just a training institution but a youth empowerment centre. We don’t just teach you how to act, we make sure you act so that when you step into the outside world, you have something to show for it, an edge over a million people vying for the same role as you. The first batch of students all featured in CATWALQ, our soap which will hit your screens in the second quarter of next year. It’s the biggest thing in recent times and will be a major break for the students.
For the second batch, we’re already working on their own tv series. RAA made a promise and KEPT it.

The next RAA session starts in Febuary and will run till April but registration opens January 3rd. Spaces are always limited.

RAA Prize Giving Day/ Graduation Party

It was a day filled with dance, fun and laughter as the prestigious Royal Arts Academy held its first ever Graduation/ Prize Giving party. The event which was held in the school premises had in attendance nollywood stars which included: Monalisa Chinda, Nse-Ikpe Etim, Zik Zulu Okafor amongst others. Also a crew from M-net Africa were also at the venue to cover the event and guests as well as the graduating students were interviewed.

Certificates were awarded to all the successful students and prizes were given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd best students in the class. Also special prizes were awarded to outstanding students notably the Emem Isong Prize for the Best Screenwriting Student which went to Ivy King and the Monalisa Chinda Prize for the overall Best Acting Student which went to Ijeoma Agu

See below for pictures from the event

Friday, December 3, 2010


Nollywood heart throb, Richard Mofe-Damijo came to teach a Master Class in Acting at the fast-growing Royal Arts Academy.

The actor-turned-Commissioner in Delta State showed he has not forgotten his acting roots as he took the students on a well-r

esearched, treatise of the Acting profession in Nigeria.

RMD, a veteran of stag

e, television and film has marked over 26 years in the acting profession in Nigeria and was able share his wealth of experience with the students

privileged to be there, and he received a standing ovation at the end of the course.

Royal Arts Academy continues to run series of Masterclasses with seasoned professionals throughout the session.

The 2nd session ends next week and the new session starts in February 2010. Interested participants should send their inquiries in Nigeria.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


The London premiere of 'Bursting Out' has finally come and the residents will not forget it in a hurry. Bola Aduwo (Publicist to Royal Arts) was there to give you a blow by blow account of what went down last night. The event? Only one word qualifies it. Fantastic!

As early as 7pm, fans braved the freezing cold and slight drizzle to queue outside the Odeon at Greenwich to see the Stars live. The Paparazzi too were stationed, poised for action... all waiting. They were not disappointed. At about 9pm first to arrive in a white stretch limo, was Ghanaian actor, Majid Michel, lead actor in the film. The fans screamed!

He shook hands, stopped for pictures and interviews. Next to arrive was Emem Isong, the producer of the film. She was greeted with shouts as well. Next up was Susan Peters, who arrived in the company of Monalisa Chinda. They too shook hands, waved to the crowd and went to talk to the press. There was a lull on the carpet for several minutes and the crowd wondered.... is she coming? Finally at about 11pm, the bouncers began to clear the red carpet of the paparazzi and fans and Genevieve Nnaji walked in! The place went crazy! People began to scream and rush forward to catch a glimpse of her. Even those not originally attending the premiere, but passing by.

They were not disappointed. She looked every inch 'The Star'.... pretty, petite, classy and elegant. The crowd surged forward in frenzied excitement. It was crazy! People were then ushered upstairs to the screening rooms to watch the movie. It was a full house and as is the norm these days with most Emem Isong's productions, there was not enough sitting space! Two other screening rooms had to be arranged to accommodate the remaining people. The room darkened and the film started and experienced a few technical hitches but that was soon corrected. The film contunued and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the show.

'Bursting Out' comes out soon on dvd! Go get your copies now! In the meantime, enjoy some first pix from the premiere! More to come later.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


The film Memories of my Heart was screened to a diverse, eager audience yesterday, 15th October 2010 and was well received by all present. Infact it received a standing ovation! Ini Edo really put many of her critics to rest with this one! The event was well represented by the creme de la creme of the acting and entertainment world namely; Richard Mofe-Damijo, Zik Zulu Okafor, Uche Jombo, Stella Damasus, Tonto Dike, Monalisa Chinda, Emem Isong, Rukky Sanda, Chidi Mokeme, Mike Ezuruonye, Desmond Elliot, Fred Amata and many others. Bola Aduwo of was there to bring you all the juicy gist.

The event started a little behind schedule with opening prayers and the National Anthem being sung by Stella Damasus. The artist Slam later came up to give a musical performance where he sang a song incorporating Ini's name. The actress who was accompanied by her parents, siblings and husband Philip Ehiagwina swayed and moved to the beat. Stella Damasus later came on and sang a beautiful love song, setting the scene for the movie screening. After the screening, it received thunderous applause. Ini then gave a speech thanking everyone and called up for curtain call and recognition, those behind the production like Emem Isong who co-produced andDesmond Elliot who directed. Guests then left with their goody bags! It was a lovely event in all! For more info check

Monday, September 27, 2010

'Memories of my Heart' a film Executive produced by Ini Edo and marketed & distributed by Royal Arts Academy is being premiered in Lagos. Precisely on October 15th at 10A Ikoya Avenue, off Macpherson Street, off Bourdillion Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. 'Memories of my Heart' stars Ramsey Nouah, Ini (herself), Uche Jombo, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Koffi Adjorlolo, Monalisa Chinda, Desmond Elliot and many others.
For more information and tickets check and call 08055071439

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Dallas - A remarkable Nollywood movie “Holding Hope” was premiered in Dallas, Texas; courtesy of Nkiruka Entertainment,, and Golden Icons. Testimonial comments at the Red Carpet Premiere of this movie by the Royal Arts Academy cast members, who flew in all the way from Lagos, Nigeria, described everything about the event as classy, different, nice, and excellent. Based on such positive comments and feedback, it was not a surprise to witness the VIP section of the theater being SOLD OUT. It was also nice to see that this wonderful production “Holding Hope” was packed with intrigue, excitement, and entertainment scenes, which left the fans in a delighted state.

The overall aftermath of the Premiere of “Holding Hope” in Dallas left the city with the beginning of good things to come. The African community in Dallas came out in droves to support their own stars. It also appeared like the timing of this premiere was planned – as it coincided with the birthday of one of the Executive Directors “Emem Isong”, and a surprise birthday cake was presented to her at the hosts, Ifeoma Nkiru’s family house.

Upon our arrival at the “Studio Movie Grill” theater, the press along with the fans and guests were already waiting outside to welcome the Nollywood Stars with their Canon and Nikon flash lights. Desmond stepped out with a big smile, while shaking his fans in his shinning-custom Italian cut suit. Uche Jombo, Emem Isong, Rukky Sanda, and their invited friends were all looking gorgeous and slick in their glamorous evening dresses as well.

Jessica Isiguzor aka J.I, the Nollywood Movie “Rebound” Lead actress was also present at the premiere. Another guest of honor that accompanied the Nollywood stars to the event was Julie Odia, the publisher of WOW magazine, who was also present to show her support and love to the cast of Holding Hope. Uche Jombo is currently featured on the front cover of the latest Wow magazine. The after party followed immediately at the upscale West Quarter Lounge.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

RAA celebrates the end of its first session in grand style.

The first session at Royal Arts Academy has ended. The sudents and teachers celebrated in style at a private beach. After all the hard work, it was time for some hard play. The next session commences on September 13th and will run for three months. Registration now in progress.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


At long last! The much anticipated movies, 'Nollywood Hustlers' & 'Waterfalls' hits the streets today! Go get your copy now!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


It was a packed house the busiest media school in town and Im talking about Royal Arts Academy. A casting call was made on Monday, 9th August 2010 and auditions held to cast for the upcoming productions soon to be produced by the school. All we can say is it was afull house with people coming from all over Nigeria and a few from overseas! check out the pics!