Photos: Cross River Governor Launches Callywood, Appoints Egor Efiok As Director

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May 24, 2016 – Pictures: Cross River State Governor Launches Callywood, Appoints Egor Efiok As Director

Popular Nollywood filmmaker and publicist, Egor Efiok has bagged a new appointment in Cross River State.

Over the weekend, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State officially launched Callywood and assigned Egor Efiok to run it.

UK-based Egor Efiok said Ayade is happy to have her back in Nigeria and looks forward to working with her in Callywood.

See photos from the official unveiling of Callywood (Cross River State Movie Industry)

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10 thoughts on “Photos: Cross River Governor Launches Callywood, Appoints Egor Efiok As Director

  1. This is clear case of misplaced priority by another dumb governor. What is the business of any state government with creating a new state film industry? That should be left to private investors, film makers and movies directors that are willing to invest in the state with the correct social amenities. There have been many reported cases of kidnapping in that state by brutal kidnappers, and this governor think chanelling his state funds to state film industry will be of any benefits to people of Cross Rivers State? With the reduction in federal allocations to various state government, one will think that the extral oil revenue allocation to all the oil producing states and the regular federal government allocations receive by Cross River will be put to proper use for the development and growth of the state. I will encourage this governor to channel the state funds into education, security, health care, infrastructural development, manufacturing, and agriculture. Nigerian people must learn to elect good managers to local, state , and federal affairs and positions and not dullards. This is so shameful!

  2. As I see it, if this venture pulls through, other States will follow suit with different names ending with “Wood“ or “Hood“.
    Na dia una go fia nah.

    I take a stroll…

  3. I APPRECIATE GOV AYADE ALOT BUT I DON,T KNOW IF THIS HIS INVESTMENT IS VERY NECESSARY NOW .THIS MONEY WOULD HV MADE MORE SENSE IN SECURITY ,HEALTH MATTERS AND AGRICULTURE .BUT MAY-BE D GOV SEF DON TIRE 4 9JA WAHALA SO HE WANTS CROSS-RIVERIANS TO BE ENTERTAINMENT THEMSELVES SO THAT EVEN WITHOUT FOOD , FUEL AND LIGHT – CROSS RIVERIANS GO DEY HAPPY . IT,S A CIVIL SERVANT STATE , SO THIS MIGHT BRING MORE LIFE INTO D STATE COUPLED WITH TINAPA . @ BOKEEM – I CONCOR . WILL IT LAST ?.

  4. The movie industry is mostly dominated by the Igbos and the Yorubas. I really do not see anything bad for the governor doing this, he is actually creating a platform for private investors to come into the state and to empower its citizenry, curtailing the women of easy virtue syndrome and cultism. Calabar does not have comparative advantage when it comes to job creation and I believe it is a good one from the governor to harness the peaceful Cross River state and its natural topographical endowment in this manner. Nollywood actually started in a rather crude form but now it is third or so largest in the world. If the government had given Nollywood the desired attention and assistance years ago, it might have been the first if not second in GDP in Nigeria. The governor is creating opportunities by diversification, not a bad one. Everything should not be seen as a conduit to steal.

  5. His investment is a way of creating job opportunity to his people. Kudos to him, I which other state governors will do the same. The Nollywood is already filled with greedy people who doesn’t help upcoming stars to make it like them. All they know is them them them.

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