By Celestine Okafor
Frontline entertainment journalist in Nigeria and publisher of Daylight Online Newspaper, Azu Amatus, has unveiled a new information resource hub known as Nollywood Media And Research Centre, (www.nomarec.com).
According to Amatus, the new initiative is out to provide media-driven and in-depth research on Nollywood—to the globally renowned Nigerian motion picture industry, its practitioners and the various publics.
In a statement in Lagos at the weekend, the NOMAREC Founder and CEO, Azuh Amatus, said that this media and Nollywood research center will serve as a rendezvous for journalists, filmmakers, professionals, scholars, researchers, film writers, students, entertainment enthusiasts, agencies and stakeholders, within and outside Nigeria, to access media-related and industry data on Nollywood, virtually.
However, shedding more light on NOMAREC and the services this first-of-its- kind media and research-driven centre will offer, Azuh, who is a well respected, multiple award-winning Nollywood journalist in Nigeria with over two decades of professional and industry experience, disclosed that NOMAREC is a one-stop virtual shop for reliable media contents and information on Nollywood.
The Daylightng Online news Publisher further stated that NOMAREC is basically out to help expand the frontiers of Nollywood by assisting individuals, corporate bodies, and government agencies to conduct media-related researches on Nollywood and its various publics with ease and adherence to global best practices.
”We also release up to date reports, news, features, analysis and general information on Nollywood. We organise periodic trainings and seminars for entertainment journalists covering Nollywood. At the centre, we also facilitate meetings and interactions among Nollywood stars, stakeholders and those seeking to engage them professionally. We offer professional media advice on Nollywood matters to interested publics. As part of our engagements too, we organise and facilitate press/media conferences, red carpet sessions and location visits for those seeking such services in Nollywood. Above all, we consult for most Nollywood stars and the various publics seeking their services and endorsements,” he explained.
Azuh however added that his vision at NOMAREC, is using the media to create easy access for information flow and research on Nollywood and its stakeholders, while their mission is to use the media to provide basic information about Nollywood to those seeking to work, invest, collaborate and know more about the industry.
“We are equally proud of our core values, which are robust media contents, strong Nollywood background, reliable information and deep research,” Azuh stated. NNL.