Saturday, December 31, 2011


The much anticipated soap, 'Catwalq' is set for veiwing on your TV Screens! This info was officially revealed to Bola Aduwo of Nollywooduncut by Royal Arts Academy M.D, Emem Isong and producer of the soap. According to her, 'Catwalq is a 26 episode Soap about three ladies, Kima, Paris and Wange who run a fashion magazine . The soap explores their lives, loves, relationships and work in the glamourous exciting world of high fashion'.

In another chat with Monalisa Chinda, Executive Producer and lead actress in the soap, 'We spent alot of time and money making sure we have a top notch production. We hired top level stylists to handle costumes and we are sure Nigerians will enjoy what we have to offer.

The soap stars Monalisa Chinda, Memry Savanhu, Joy Scrase, Uru Eke, former Mr Nigeria Kenneth Okolie, NAFCA award winner- Susan Peters and several Royal Arts Academy Alumni - Vanessa Koko, Lelee Byoma, Ijeoma etc. The production was directed by Desmond Elliot and screenplay was written by Rita C. Onwurah, Uduak Oguamanam and Bola Aduwo.

Friday, September 30, 2011


The premiere of the much anticipated movie, 'I'll Take My Chances' took place at the newly commissioned Governor's Banquet Hall in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on 24th September 2011.
The event which was put together by Emem Isong & Ini Edo the producers of the film was supported by the Akwa Ibom State Government. In what could only aptly be described as a 'homecoming', 'I'll Take My Chances' the hit movie was premiered in Uyo to mark the climax of week-long activities put together by the State in commemoration of Akwa Ibom's 24th year Anniversary. In an unprecedented move the powers that be went all out to support their two illustrious daughter who had made their state very proud by excelling in their fields. The premiere proper was witnessed by high profile guests, top government functionaries in the state including His Excellency, Governor Godswill Akpabio who took time out of his very busy schedule to not just attend but at a point even MC the occasion! See pix from the event!

Friday, August 5, 2011


Plenty of Star Power was on parade on the red carpet, at the premiere of Uche Jombo's movie, 'Damage'. Nollywood was well represented as many came together to support their 'girl' at the premiere of her new movie. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Stella Damasus, Tonto Dikeh, Ini Edo,Daniel and Doris Ademinikan, Omoni Oboli, Blessing Effiom-Egbe, Funke Akindele, Yul Edochie, Queen Okoye, Ali Nuhu and the list goes on! Royal Arts Academy provided alot of logistical and moral support.Enjoy some lovely pics from the event!

Saturday, July 30, 2011


'Damage' the latest offering from Uche Jombo is set to premiere on July 31st 2011 at the Silverbird Cinemas and from there, for onward release in cinemas nationwide! 'Damage' is part of a collection of three distinct but interwoven stories, aimed at advocacy for social issues; each story addresses important problems affecting individuals, families and societies at large. The movie aims to break new grounds in creating precedents in the Nigerian movie industry. After the run in theatres in Nigeria it is set for release in the United Kingdom on the 26th to the 29th of August. Plans for it to show in the United States in October is also on ground. Damage will be screening in Cinemas across the country as from August 5th.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Premiere of the film, 'Kiss and Tell' has come and gone but it is one that will not go away anytime soon in memories of those who attended.

The event started at about 5pm with photographs being taken on the Red Carpet set at the Rotunda of Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.Stars present that rocked the house were Uche Jombo, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Joe Benjamin, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Brian Okwara, O.C.Ukeje, Kalu Ikeagwu, Stephanie Okereke,Enyinna Nwigwe, Susan Peters and several others. It was a mixing and mingling of personalities from the corporate world like Shell, Diamond bank, Zenith bank, RAA staff, student and alumni as well as Government officials. They all mingled with several talents from Nollywood such as veteran producers , directors; Mahmood AliBalogun, Zik Zulu Okafor, Fred Amata, Sam Dede etc and upcoming talents like Uru Eke, Chelsea Eze, Beverly Naya, Bryan Okwarra etc. Ofcourse also present were hosts Monalisa Chinda and Emem Isong seeing to it that everything worked out okay. Popular Television stations (which were well represented) were MNET's JARA tv show, Nollywood Movies on Sky UK, STV, Nigezie, Galaxy TV to name a few and various print media such as Genevieve Magazine, Wow! City People etc.

While this was going on there were cocktails, small chops on hand to quench rumbling stomachs and parched throats! This lasted till about 8pm when guests were ushered upstairs to watch the much anticipated movie, 'Kiss and Tell. After the crowd was treated to a couple of upcoming trailers the movie proper started. A hush fell over the hall as all were sucked into the story between Iyke and Delphine (characters played by Monalisa and Joesph Benjamin. I tell you, a new Nollywood hunk has been born! Joe Benjamin is the shiznit! lol! Antics from Nse Ikpe Etim, Desmond Elliot,Uche Jombo and ofcourse Monalisa Chinda added the cherry to the cake! The movie ended to thunderous applause and all let the hall with their 'Kiss and Tell' goodie bags. Executive producer, Monalisa Chinda could not contain her emotions, close to tears she said; 'I am so overwhelmed at the turn out! People standing... many sitting on the floor just to get a glimpse of the movie! God is truly awesome. Emem Isong was also of like mind; 'All I can say is God is indeed great! We have been surprised beyond measure. I just want to thank everyone for coming and enjoin those that couldn't catch it to go watch it when it comes out in the cinemas'. Selected guests then went on to the After party at high brow club,'The Marque' at the Mega Plaza Complex where they danced into the wee hours of the morning!

'Kiss and Tell' continues to run in cinemas from the 1st of July 2011 at all Silverbird Cinemas nationwide. A recommended Must watch! Enjoy more pics!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Ok! It's official! The much anticipated movie, 'Kiss & Tell' starring Monalisa Chinda & Joseph Benjamin premieres at the Silverbird Galleria, on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, 19th of June by 6pm! Red carpet 4pm. The movie which also stars Nse Ikpe Etim, Uche Jombo, Desmond Elliot & Bhaira McNwizu is a romantic comedy that is not to be missed! It was executive produced by Monalisa Chinda and produced by Monalisa Chinda and Emem Isong and directed by Desmond Elliot.

Monday, May 30, 2011


The much anticipated comedy, 'Okon Lagos' is out in stores now! The hilarious comedy is about a local hunter Okon and his travails as he tries to conquer the concrete jungle, Lagos! Not to be missed! Starring Monalisa Chinda, Ime Bishop Umoh, Moses Armstrong and many others. Written and produced by Uduak Oguamanam and directed by Desmond Elliot. Go grab your copy now.
Available at the following places; The Palms Lekki, Ebaeno stores,Lekki phase 1, 15 Aje Street,Sabo,Yaba, 4 Adebisi close,off Ajao rd,Surulere, Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island and all video stores nation wide. For more details please call 08023527159.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Clips from I'll take my chances.

Because you are a part of us, we've released some clips from I'll take my chances to carry you along.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Royal Arts Academy this quarter.

It’s been a busy year for us at Royal Arts Academy. We started the year with the shoot of OkonLagos, produced by Uduak Oguamanam and directed by Desmond Elliot and stepped up to I’ll Take My Chances produced by Ini Edo and Emem Isong and directed by Desmond Elliot. We really took our chances in that one as it is our most ambitious project ever. It cost an arm and a leg to make but it was about time and we are certain our fans and friends will love it. The haters are free to hate it too. Wink wink.

That’s why for this quarter we are concentrating on releases. Coming first to a store near you this month is OkonLagos. It’s a story about a hunter who leaves the wilds of Akwa Ibom State to attempt to make it in Lagos. It’s a break from our usual love stories, we thought we should crack ya ribs a bit. OkonLagos stars Ime Umoh, Moses Armstrong, Monalisa Chinda and debuts three Royal Arts Academy students in sub lead roles.

Immediately after that will come the much awaited Memories of My Heart starring Ramsey Noah, Ini Edo, Uche Jombo, Nse Ikpe-Etim etc. It is produced by Emem Isong and Ini Edo and directed by Desmond Elliot, yes, Desmond again.

And hitting the cinemas soon is Kiss and Tell,a romantic comedy produced by Monalisa Chinda and Emem Isong and you guessed right, directed by Desmond Elliot. It features the handsome Joseph Benjamin and Monalisa Chinda. It also introduces Ijeoma Agu, one of our most brilliant ex students at Royal Arts. It will premiere in the first week of June. If you’ve never attended any of our premieres, you shouldn’t miss Kiss and Tell.

There are many more projects in the making including our soap opera : Catwalq and our student film. We’ll bring you more as the year progresses. Thank you for keeping faith with us. You are the reason we work so hard.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


The production of the film, I'll Take My Chances' continues! There has been alot of excitement and action on set. Enjoy more pix from the film! Also some past students of Royal Arts Academy are part of the film, is various capacities!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Camera! Lights! Action! The action began rolling on the set of 'I'll Take My Chances' - A Royal Arts Academy Production. The film is executive produced by Ini Edo & Emem Isong and cast & crew began shoot on the first leg of the movie in Lagos including former Mr Nigeria hottie, Bryan Okwarra. Enjoy some behind-the scene pics from the shoot. More pix coming soon as well as exclusive interviews with the major cast and crew. The second leg of the shoot takes place in Calabar and all hands are on deck to make sure it is a world-class production, able to stand anywhere in the world! Some students that attended Royal Arts are also in this production. Pictures of them and what role they are playing will come up soon. Keep it locked to this site!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

BURSTING OUT set to be released in March.

The much awaited movie BURSTING OUT will finally be bursting out in Nigeria. This has been confirmed by Emem Isong, veteran and prolific movie producer and Chairman/CEO of Royal Arts Academy, the company that produced the movie. According to Emem Isong, massive orders have already been made for copies of the movie which was premiered on August 8th 2010 at the Silverbird Cinemas. Those who have been waiting for the release of this movie will clearly find it worth the wait as the movie is packed with comedy, passion and intense scenes.

BURSTING OUT is a romantic comedy and tells the story of Zara (Genevieve Nnaji) a high flying corporate executive who is single and has to withstand the pressure placed on her by society and her best friends to settle down.

The movie stars Africa’s biggest movie actress, Genevieve Nnaji, Majid Michel, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Omoni Oboli, Susan Peters, Uti Nwachukwu (Winner- Big Brother Africa All Stars) amongst others and was directed by Desmond Elliot and Daniel Ademinokan.

BURSTING OUT is set to be released in March 2011.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


It's no news that Royal Arts Academy, the headlining media school for future stars held an audition today... but what is news is that there is such a wealth of talent waiting to be tapped! Several hopefuls danced their hearts out, hoping to gain a place as dancers in the upcoming dance film being produced by Emem Isong. There were some very interesting prospects... we need to wait and see! Pruning of the selected dancers continues. Meanwhile, enjoy some pix from the audition!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Audition! Audition! Audition!

This is to inform everyone that an audition for an upcoming dance movie by Emem Isong, will be holding on Wednesday February 16th 2011 at 10am prompt. Audition venue is Royal Arts Academy, 4 Adebisi Close off Ajao Road, off Ogunlana Drive, Surulere Lagos. Please this is strictly for dancers/ actors who can dance!

Monday, February 14, 2011

City People Honours Prolific Nollywood Producer, Emem Isong

Sunday February 6th 2011 will go down a s a day to remember as City People, Nigeria's foremost celebrity magazine, organized a grand reception in honour of Nigeria's biggest female film producer Emem Isong to mark her 15th year in the Nigerian Film Industry.

The event which was held at 10A services off Bourdillon Way, Ikoyi had in attendance, distinguished guests from the Nigerian Film industry, the corporate world and the society at
large. Below are some pictures from the event.