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Amb. Dr. Queen Blessing Ebigieson, sworn in as new president of AMP



Joel Ajayi

Nollywood’s premier guild, Association of Movie Producers, (AMP), has recently sworn in her immediate past Vice President, Amb. Dr Queen Blessing Ebigieson, as the substantive president of the association. This is following the demise of Ms Peace Anyiam-Osigwe MFR, earlier in the year and in respect of the associations constitutional provision which states that the vice president shall complete the tenure of the president in the event of the president’s permanent relocation from Lagos, impeachment or death.

In a statement Signed on Sunday in Abuja by the National Publicity Secretary of Association Nzeh Frankwhite revealed that  official swearing in of the new president was  held on 17th of March 2023 at the association’s national secretariat in Surulere, Lagos. 

The swearing in/oat taking was administered by Barrister Nobert Ajaegbu under the supervision of the association’s Board of Trustees Chairman, Olorogun Zeb Ejiro and witnessed by some prominent stakeholders of the association. 

The short ceremony was also transmitted live on zoom for the virtual participation benefit of numerous members across the globe

In her acceptance speech, the new president promised to do her best not to let down the memory of late madam Peace Anyiam-Osigwe MFR and her numerous colleagues who have reposed this confidence in her, the new president, however called for the total cooperation of all, since she can do nothing without their support.

 She thanked all her colleagues from far and near and promise to ensure the association and its members will witness a season of greater glory under her watch

Other stakeholders that were present at the event were; 

Francis Onwochei, Keppy Ekpeyong, Hope Opara, Lilian Ama-Aluko, Joe Dudun, Baba Agba, Tony Chukwuma, Franca Brown, Emmanuel Ogugua, Emeka Ossai, Uncle Dele Osawe, Moji Oyetayo, Favour Benson etc. 

The new president has since resumed in her new role as the leader of the association in Nigeria. Congratulation!

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Don Jay: Nigeria’s fast rising music boss, set to take industry by storm



Nigerian born Jerry Obidike (Don Jay), CEO of Exucia Records, a subsidiary of Exucia Global Services is setting the pace for the next generation of Nigeria musical greats, with a list of 7 strong musical talents currently burning the candles fat various top studios across the globe for what is expected to be explosive musical outputs, this young man with great eyes for exceptional talents, has developed a platform  that is serving as the  breeding ground for occupiers of tomorrow’s music space.

Don Jay is an upwardly mobile astute business icon from the South Eastern part of Nigeria, a thorough bred, multi skilled philanthropist who had demonstrated quite impressive level of success in various business development and management activities in and outside the shores of Nigeria.

He established Exucia Records out of passion and love for music and entertainment , Exucia Records was established as a subsidiary company with the aim of creating awareness of self  consciousness, while  discovering  and  grooming talents in music, arts and entertainment as a foothold for a successful career.

In a recent chat with our correspondent, the youthful music boss has this to say about the journey so far with Exucia “We set out with  Exucia Records in the year 2020 and so far we have worked with some artistes within and outside the shores of Nigeria,  the likes of;

1: Obdyk with album title So long,Way and Stay produced by Ibrahood.

2: Single by ARKNITE, titled African Boy.

3: Single by Exucia (by me), titled I am somebody produced by Ibrahood .

4: Single by Black Aubine, titled Cherie trover produced by Ibrahood”

This graduate of Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa , shared a sneak peep into his educational background and his vision for the entertainment industry with Exucia .

 “My educational background is quite interesting, being that I  was opportuned to attend  schools in virtually all the states with major tribes in Nigeria, hence I can call my self a Wazobian.

I also enrolled in professional courses on business development, management  and also went through practical business apprenticeship. And  am currently an international student. 

Our vision for Exucia Records , is to engage and aid more youths in discovering their purpose and expressing their musical talents across the globes and for us to be recognized in the local and international industry.

We also ensure that we don’t only encourage their talent development and promotions but we also breed a responsible generation of youths that must affect society positively (music or not), this is aimed at ensuring that when they attain stardom through their expected hit tracks, as role models, they will become great positive influences to the mass of Nigerian youths who will look up to them.

For his role models in the industry, he has this to say.

” I have enormous respect for Jay Z, I admire Don Jazzy, Banky W, DMW and some other great managers and talents holding it down in Nigeria for, big ups for them all, we are coming.God willing, we shall succeed”

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