Some Nollywood stars and Ghana’s Jackie Appiah might be relocating soon as they now have free plots of land in the Gambia.
The lands was given them by the president of the Gambia on Saturday, 11th October, 2015.
Speaking through his vice president Dr Mrs Isatou Njie – Saidy who represented him at the presentation held at the Presidential palace in Banjul, the President said Nollywood has helped to showcase Africa’s culture and heritage on the world stage.
As part of his belief in pan-africanism, he sees the need to reward the stars and also emcourage them to make Gambia a part of their own. He further told them to see themselves as part of the gambia people and take advantage of the land offer to build homes for the future.
Nollywood and Ghollywood have been able to capture and tell our stories better than any outsider can do. Africans relate to your stories and same with those in the diaspora and the carribeans and around the world. He urged the stars not to rest on their oars but take it as a big challenge to do more and add value to what they are already doing. You are great African ambassadors and you must continue to achieve and surpass what you have today. You have made us proud.
Francis Duru, the leader of the group thanked President Jammeh for his generosity and expressed his colleagues’ joy and gratitude over the plots of land received. Mr Duru and his colleagues went the extra mile by promising to work hard to create opportunities for the Gambian people who are interested in the movie industry.
We are just a call away, and we shall work hard to build and encourage emerging new stars from the Gambia.
Kanayo O Kanayo
Chika Okpala (Zebrudaya)
Harry B Anyanwu
Rukiat Masud and
Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah.
This are all the beneficiaries of the land gifts.
Congrats to them!