Thursday, July 26, 2012


On Wednesday July 24th, the 2012 Batch ‘A’ students of Royal Arts Academy had their final exams. The students were required to put all they had learnt into performance before a panel of judges which included:

Yinka Ogun: Renowned screenwriter and creator of the Mnet soap opera ‘Tinsel’
Doris:  Screenwriter, producer and director.
Uduak Isong Oguamanam: Screenwriter & producer who is also the Managing Director of Royal Arts Academy.
Anthony Kehinde Joseph: Screenwriter & teacher at Royal Arts Academy.

Each student performed two monologues after which their performances were appraised by the judges. Yinka Ogun rewarded a lucky student, Miriam Usifo a role on his production while Nollywood actress Uche Jombo had a talk with them where she emphasized the importance of hardwork and dedication in the quest to make it in the movie industry and that nothing good comes easy.
Here’s congratulating Miriam Usifo and wishing the others all the best in their endeavours.

The Lucky Student, Miriam Usifo

Monday, July 23, 2012


Come August 2012, Royal Arts Academy will be releasing three of their latest films: HOLDING HOPE, KOKOMMA & BROKEN SILENCE.


Sidney Badmus is the handsome, charming playboy of a son who is the heir apparent to the Badmus vast fortunes. An irresponsible, alcoholic, Sydney’s  philandering has caused his mother Mrs Badmus a lot of sadness and concern making her take some drastic measures to  forestall the inevitable collapse of the Badmus Empire if left in the hands of Sidney.  Enter Hope, the delectable, hardworking and prudent Group Accountant. Mrs Badmus sees her as the daughter she never had and secretly schemes to make Sidney marry her. This plan is met with serious resistance from not just Sydney but his girlfriend, Sabina who will stop at nothing to see that Sydney is hers and the Badmus millions remain within their grasp.

Starring: Uche Jombo, Desmond Elliot, Nadia Buari, Biola Segun- Williams

Genre: Drama
Producers: Emem Isong & Uche Jombo
Story: Emem Isong
Screenplay: Emem Isong, Uduak Isong Oguamanam, Uche Jombo
Additional Screenplay: Rita C. Onwurah
Director: Desmond Elliot


Kokomma has to hawk to support her family but being a pretty girl, men want to buy more than the product on offer. Her mother decides to send her to Lagos to save her from men’s prying eyes. But will she really be safe?

Starring: Belinda Effah, Ekere Nkagha, Lillian Ini Ikpe, Ifeanyi Kalu

Genre: Drama
Producer: Uduak Isong Oguamanam
Story/ Screenplay: Uduak Isong Oguamanam
Director: Tomrobson


Gerald Okeke is a high flying playboy who seems to be content with his life. His world changes dramatically when his older brother dies, leaving him a son to raise. Against his fiancee's wishes, Gerald hires a nanny to look after the boy. What he never bargained for is falling for the nanny who herself harbors a deep secret which would alter their lives.

Starring: Uche Jombo, Uti Nwachukwu, Tonto Dikeh, Obiora Olife

Genre: Drama
Producers: Emem Isong & Uche Jombo
Story/ Screenplay: Rita C. Onwurah
Director: Desmond Elliot

Friday, July 13, 2012


"Catwalq' the popular glamourous soap showing on TV Continental, Lagos has been moved to a new viewing time! It now shows on Fridays at 8pm every week so be sure tune in!
Catwalq stars Monalisa Chinda, Memry Savanhu, Uru Eke, Joy Scrase, Susan Peters, Desmond Elliot, Kenneth Okolie and a host of others.  It was produced by Emem Isong & Monalisa Chinda and directed by Desmond Elliot.  It was written by Bola Aduwo, Uduak Oguamanam and Rita Onwurah.
Tune in every Friday!