The Nigerian film industry’s Movie Rock of Fame Award has been awarded to Nollywood Veteran, Joke Silva, and late Nigerian movie star, Eddie Ugboma.
The recognition was made during the closing ceremony and award night of the 2019 edition of the annual ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF) in Abuja.
Ugbomah received a posthumously honoured with a Rock of Fame Award for his contribution to the growth of the country’s film industry.
Other living and practising professionals, including filmmaker and actor and Silva and Alex Eyengho, were honoured with a Life-Time Achievement Award.
Chidia Maduekwe, managing director, Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), who was chairman of the festival organising committee, described the honour bestowed on the thespians and stakeholders as “well-deserved”.
“This is our modest attempt at appreciating the enormous contributions of these film practitioners in the Nigeria film industry and their achievements thereof,”
“The labour of love and commitment to Nigeria’s development of our industry geniuses shall continually be recognised and rewarded.” he said.
The Nigerian Film Society Rock of Fame Award recognises Nigerian filmmaker professional for their immense contribution to the industry.