Nollywood Actress Aniebiet Francis Talks About Plan To Transform Her State Of Birth
Fast-rising Nollywood actress, producer, and scriptwriter Aniebiet Francis from Ikot Obong, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa-Ibom, has made a statement, that she wants to make Akwa-Ibom the next Nollywood location in Nigeria, just like Lagos.
She is a sound graduate of Genetics and Biotechnology, from UNICAL (University of Calabar), who has great passion for entertainment, youth empowerment, community building, and humanitarian works.
She is making a fast growth in the industry, and she has already featured in blockbuster Nollywood movies like; Hotel Majestic, Newman Street, Daddy’s Girls, Iquo’s Journal, Hush, and many others.
As a producer, Aniebiet already has two movies to her name. ‘One Bright Morning’, and ‘The List’.
She is the CEO of Conscience Alive Foundation and Orange Film Boot Camp, and she is currently handling her next PET project ‘U40 Entrepreneurs’, which is a platform that was set up to trace female entrepreneurs who are under 40, so they can be united and groomed into more successful CEOs.
She has a lot of ongoing projects despite being a very young lady.
Some of these projects include;
#BrideNotCommodity, a campaign she setup to save female children from exploitative cultures that encourage unnecessary marriage item lists from the families of brides.
#EverySecondCounts, an awareness campaign for fast and effective response to accident victims, and many other hazardous incidents.
One of her projects named ‘Orange Film Boot Camp’ is an empowerment and capacity development platform that gives free training to aspiring nollywood practitioners in Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria.
In an interview, she talked about how she was raised by her mum, and how it exposed her to real womanhood, and all the challenges of life.
Speaking further, the actress narrated how the lack of career counseling in Nigeria led her into the science world, before her natural passion later dragged her to the ‘Arts’.
She intends to use movies as an ultimate tool for making a better society, by telling real and meaningful stories, which will address issues like the plagues in our society today.
For a young actress who stormed Lagos back in 2014, and quickly featured in two Mnet series, and some major Nigerian series like the popular ‘Daddy’s Girls’, ‘Akpos And Friends’, ‘New Man Street’, and a few other movies, we can say it is certainly possible for her to achieve her dreams.
So what do you all think?
Can she really make Akwa-Ibom the next Nollywood city like ‘Lagos’?