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Nwankwo Emilia Chioma (Nollywood Filmmaker)

Chioma Emilia Nwankwo officially becomes the youngest Nollywood movie director with the debut of her short film SCAR which premiered in Awka on Saturday 10th July 2021.

Chioma who is currently a 200 level student of Theater and Film Department at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka revealed during her red carpet Interview with the press that being a movie director has always been her passion since Childhood and it’s indeed a dream come true to finally release one of her works. She said people should anticipate more from her going forward.

The movie SCAR captioned the issue of Rape, Child molestation, Drug Abuse and Depression which she believed has become a societal issue in Nigeria that needs to be addressed. She also featured mostly her fellow students with burning passion for acting and the response to the project was very welcoming.

Other crew members on the film includes Filmmakers Michael Chineme Ike and Benneth Nwankwo who supported as Screenplay/Executive Producer and Cinematographer respectively amongst many others.

SCAR will also Premiere at Onitsha on 25th July and in Abuja on 29th before it’s official public release on a platform that will be made available later.

It’s a wonderful thing to watch this young lady work so hard on actualizing her dreams and we can only imagine what the future holds for her.

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