Zeb Ejiro to Get Lifetime Achievement Award at Nigerian Week in UK

Zeb Ejiro, the ace Nollywood filmmaker, will be honoured with the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award at the 2024 Nigerian Week in the United Kingdom.

Held annually in London, the Nigerian Week is a week-long international festival encompassing entertainment and business events.

According to NAN, an invitation extended to the producer of the 1996 hit film ‘Domitila’ showed the award is in recognition of Ejiro’s contributions to the entertainment industry.

The event will be held from July 22 to 28 and organised by SRTV London in partnership with the federal ministry of information and national orientation, federal ministry of trade and investment, Nigerian Films Corporation, and the Association of Movie Producers of Nigeria (AMP).

The festival will showcase the best of Nigerian products, services, businesses, and diverse and rich cultural heritage.

It will also feature a mixture of entertainment, music, dances, fashion, food, exhibitions, trade fairs, investment opportunity workshops, and summits, allowing visitors to join in and have a first-hand experience in culture and experiences.

Some of the activities for the ceremony include an Afrobeats music extravaganza, a moonlight film festival with an exhibition of the best of African movies, and a Nigeria fashion show and contest.

There will also be a Nigeria cultural display featuring a national Troupe and trade exhibition of Nigerian cash crops and agricultural produce, and many more.

Ejiro, a Delta-born producer, is one of the two brothers of Chico Ejiro, also an ace filmmaker and producer who died in 2020.

In 2005, former President Olusegun Obasanjo honoured Zeb with the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) award.

The filmmaker has several movies to his name including ‘Nneka the ‘Pretty Serpent’ (1994), ‘Domitila’ (1996) and the 2017 sequel, ‘Sakobi’ the Snake Girl’ (1998), and ‘Mortal Sin’ (2003).

Others are ‘Extreme Measure’ (2003), ‘A Night in the Philippines’ (2005), ‘Yellow Cassava’ (2016), and ‘Pure Honey’ (2017).

Zeb is the producer of the acclaimed longest-running drama series on NTA in the 1990s, ‘Ripples’.

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