September 1st, 2015 – Nollywood City & Palm Resort Underway In Okuku Owerri Imo State
The Micro Small, Medium Enterprises (MSME) Business School, Okuku, Owerri in Imo State, has initiated a massive project akin to America’s famous Hollywood town, designed for accelerated development of performing arts in the country.
The proposed Nollywood village, located at Okuku in Owerri West Council Area, is a 100,000 square meters expanse of land, with a viable palm plantation, is an integrated scheme with the entire property mapped out in plots and now on sale to the general public to build residential houses, commercial developments, hostels, tourist gardens, epic movie locations and other facilities for the film industry and educational purposes.
Announcing this to newsmen yesterday, in Owerri, the initiator of the project, Ndukwe O. Ndukwe, a lawyer, said critical in the planned infrastructure development in the area, is the construction of an international film studio, an African village square setting, art gallery, artificial lake and fish pond to attract tourists and film enthusiasts.
He pointed out that a small portion of the property, which is known as the Nollywood City and Palm Resort, Owerri, would serve as the permanent site of the MSME Business School.
He said: “We believe it is time to forge a concerted and structured development template.
“As conceived, we plan to commence our academic programmes with the Faculty of Performing Arts, with a variety of disciplines like Theatre, Make-up Artistry, Directing, Cinematography, Dance, Music and the likes, by opening the window for entrepreneurs to key into the Nollywood phenomenon.”
[Reported By From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Daily Sun]