The Golden Movie Ambassadors Association of Nigeria (TGMAAN), one of the major associations of Nollywood movie makers with the vision to rebuild, rebrand and restructure the Nigerian movie industry recently held its annual convention in the city of ibadan, Oyo State.
The convention also witnessed elections into the various executive positions of the association which have been long overdue.
The events held between the 26th and 28th of May 2022 with the theme “SHOWBIZ’ – Understanding the professional and business part of Filmmaking”
The convention was well attended by members within and outside the country. Of note is a development whereby some days before the start of the convention, one of Nollywood best Actors Yemi Solade joined to the Association from TAMPAN, a rival body.
Yemi solade was not just a member, he was one of the founding fathers and the first President of TAMPAN.
The convention was held at the serene ambience of Ilaji Resort, Akanran village, via Ibadan, far away from the metropolitan noise and energy. The convention had some wonderful capacity development sessions with lectures given by the likes of Peace Anyiam Osigwe (Founder, AMAA awards and President of Association of Movie Producers), Alhaji Adedayo Thomas (DG, Nigerian Films and Video Censors Board), Bimbo Manuel (Veteran Actor) and Barrister Abioye Akerele (Intellectual Property and Advertising guru).
All Members of the association had a rewarding experience listening to experts talk on the business of Film making.
Election of officers into the executive of the association also took place at the convention where new officers emerged via well contested elections to move the association forward.
The new officers elected include:
PRESIDENT ELECT. SAIDI BALOGUN.
VICE PRESIDENT. HAFIS OYETORO (SIMPLY SAKA)
SECRETARY. ADEYEMI ADEKUNLE,
ASST SECRETARY. BENEDICT AYOOLA
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER. TUNDE OLAOYE,
ASSISTANT P.R.O. SAMUEL OLASEINDE,
WELFARE OFFICER. FUNMILAYO OLAITAN,
ORGANISING SECRETARY. OLUWAKEMI OLANIYAN.
TREASURER DR. ADEJOKE MUYIWA,
SOCIAL SECRETARY… ADEDIWURA ADEDAYO ,
ASST SOCIAL SECRETARY… BALOGUN TUNDE SAMSON ,
BRAND DEVELOPMENT OFFICER.. DARE OYEGBOLA,
CHIEF WHIP & LEGAL OFFICER… BARRISTER ABIOYE AKERELE,
FINANCIAL SECRETARY… GBENGA OLORUNSOGO,
EX OFFICIO 1… KUNLE AFOD
EX OFFICIO 2…DELE FAGBỌYỌ.
In his acceptance speech, Saidi Balogun, the President Elect promised to offer a pragmatic leadership and channel a clear direction for the association.