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EDITI EFFIONG AND RMD,S MERGER REDEFINING AFRICAN FILM

Creative collaborations often lead to memorable cinematic experiences. An unexpected alliance has taken centre stage, promising to be a game-changer in Nollywood. And guess what? The seeds of this game-changing partnership were sown during a crucial phone call.

Everything started when their most recent cooperative work, “The Black Book,” was a huge success. The September 2023 premiere of the crime thriller on Netflix not only shot to the top of the global Netflix charts in a matter of weeks, but it also amassed an incredible 70 million views in only three weeks. This accomplishment, which demonstrates their creative synergy, served as the impetus for the revolutionary declaration made at AFRIFF.

Editi Effiong revealed the details of a merger and purchase that will completely change the landscape of African film during a riveting panel discussion. In a move that is upending the established bounds of film production, Anakle Films, a rising power in the industry, formally assumed ownership of RMD Productions’ assets.

There’s more to it than that; there’s an unexpected turn to it. The appointment of Richard Mofe-Damijo to the position of Chairman at Anakle Films signaled a turning point in his remarkable career. This action, which follows his decision to withdraw from film projects, represents a calculated effort by the renowned actor to take a more prominent part in determining the direction of the business.

In addition to RMD’s star power, the decision to give him the chairmanship shows his dedication to the development and advancement of African cinema. With decades of experience in the film business, his leadership complements Anakle Films’ goal of pushing creative frontiers with a wealth of expertise and a visionary approach.

Nollywood is currently agog with excitement as Anakle Films, which is now jointly led by RMD and Effiong Editi, looks to usher in a new era of brilliance and innovation. In addition to combining their respective capabilities, this combination creates new opportunities for filmmaking as a business, storytelling, and production quality.

A shared vision for the future of African cinema underpins this cooperation, which goes beyond a simple commercial agreement. Together, Effiong and RMD have the creative talent and business savvy to make a lasting impact on the industry. It is anticipated that the beneficial knock-on effects will surpass their individual careers, impacting the larger film industry and serving as an inspiration to a new wave of storytellers.

What better way to commemorate “The Black Book’s” triumph than to lay the groundwork for a film industry titan dedicated to breaking down barriers, promoting creativity, and leading African filmmaking into unexplored territory? The tremendous potential that this dynamic combination and the future of storytelling on the African continent have is undeniable as the curtains rise on this new chapter.

Creative collaborations often lead to memorable cinematic experiences. An unexpected alliance has taken centre stage, promising to be a game-changer in Nollywood. And guess what? The seeds of this game-changing partnership were sown during a crucial phone call.

Everything started when their most recent cooperative work, “The Black Book,” was a huge success. The September 2023 premiere of the crime thriller on Netflix not only shot to the top of the global Netflix charts in a matter of weeks, but it also amassed an incredible 70 million views in only three weeks. This accomplishment, which demonstrates their creative synergy, served as the impetus for the revolutionary declaration made at AFRIFF.

Editi Effiong revealed the details of a merger and purchase that will completely change the landscape of African film during a riveting panel discussion. In a move that is upending the established bounds of film production, Anakle Films, a rising power in the industry, formally assumed ownership of RMD Productions’ assets.

There’s more to it than that; there’s an unexpected turn to it. The appointment of Richard Mofe-Damijo to the position of Chairman at Anakle Films signaled a turning point in his remarkable career. This action, which follows his decision to withdraw from film projects, represents a calculated effort by the renowned actor to take a more prominent part in determining the direction of the business.

In addition to RMD’s star power, the decision to give him the chairmanship shows his dedication to the development and advancement of African cinema. With decades of experience in the film business, his leadership complements Anakle Films’ goal of pushing creative frontiers with a wealth of expertise and a visionary approach.

Nollywood is currently agog with excitement as Anakle Films, which is now jointly led by RMD and Effiong Editi, looks to usher in a new era of brilliance and innovation. In addition to combining their respective capabilities, this combination creates new opportunities for filmmaking as a business, storytelling, and production quality.

A shared vision for the future of African cinema underpins this cooperation, which goes beyond a simple commercial agreement. Together, Effiong and RMD have the creative talent and business savvy to make a lasting impact on the industry. It is anticipated that the beneficial knock-on effects will surpass their individual careers, impacting the larger film industry and serving as an inspiration to a new wave of storytellers.

What better way to commemorate “The Black Book’s” triumph than to lay the groundwork for a film industry titan dedicated to breaking down barriers, promoting creativity, and leading African filmmaking into unexplored territory?

The tremendous potential that this dynamic combination and the future of storytelling on the African continent have is undeniable as the curtains rise on this new chapter.

Creative collaborations often lead to memorable cinematic experiences. An unexpected alliance has taken centre stage, promising to be a game-changer in Nollywood. And guess what? The seeds of this game-changing partnership were sown during a crucial phone call.

Everything started when their most recent cooperative work, “The Black Book,” was a huge success. The September 2023 premiere of the crime thriller on Netflix not only shot to the top of the global Netflix charts in a matter of weeks, but it also amassed an incredible 70 million views in only three weeks. This accomplishment, which demonstrates their creative synergy, served as the impetus for the revolutionary declaration made at AFRIFF.

Editi Effiong revealed the details of a merger and purchase that will completely change the landscape of African film during a riveting panel discussion. In a move that is upending the established bounds of film production, Anakle Films, a rising power in the industry, formally assumed ownership of RMD Productions’ assets.

There’s more to it than that; there’s an unexpected turn to it. The appointment of Richard Mofe-Damijo to the position of Chairman at Anakle Films signaled a turning point in his remarkable career. This action, which follows his decision to withdraw from film projects, represents a calculated effort by the renowned actor to take a more prominent part in determining the direction of the business.

In addition to RMD’s star power, the decision to give him the chairmanship shows his dedication to the development and advancement of African cinema. With decades of experience in the film business, his leadership complements Anakle Films’ goal of pushing creative frontiers with a wealth of expertise and a visionary approach.

Nollywood is currently agog with excitement as Anakle Films, which is now jointly led by RMD and Effiong Editi, looks to usher in a new era of brilliance and innovation. In addition to combining their respective capabilities, this combination creates new opportunities for filmmaking as a business, storytelling, and production quality.

A shared vision for the future of African cinema underpins this cooperation, which goes beyond a simple commercial agreement. Together, Effiong and RMD have the creative talent and business savvy to make a lasting impact on the industry. It is anticipated that the beneficial knock-on effects will surpass their individual careers, impacting the larger film industry and serving as an inspiration to a new wave of storytellers.

What better way to commemorate “The Black Book’s” triumph than to lay the groundwork for a film industry titan dedicated to breaking down barriers, promoting creativity, and leading African filmmaking into unexplored territory? The tremendous potential that this dynamic combination and the future of storytelling on the African continent have is undeniable as the curtains rise on this new chapter.

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  • Ezenwa Okonkwo

    Ezenwa Okonkwo is the Senior Writer, Film & TV Business at InsideNollywood.Ng. He is a well-rounded storyteller, poet, and screen writer with a flare for the silver screen. Ezenwa also has an eye for documentary-themed photography and wields a curious mind that’s constantly shifting from “what if” to “what next”.

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