Hi everyone, remember the short inspiring and touching movie Enitan which won the Homevida award for best short film script in 2011. Well it’s still making waves as it was recently nominated for the Educational Movie of the year 2015 by the Prestigious Education Awards.
The movie was written and produced by a long – time friend of mine Chris Odeh, Senior Producer at Sozo Films, who also served as a judge alongside top Nollywood personalities at this year’s Homevida awards.
I’ve watched the movie myself and I must say it’s just the kind of educational films we should promote in Nollywood……so lets do this shall we.
Kindly click on this link to vote. http://www.newlagostimes.com/prestigeawards/nominees-list/vote.
Click here to watch the movie. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yVX_8OPH88k
P.s. ….when I said Chris is a long-time friend of mine, I mean a looooooooong-time friend. We go way back………..
This was a pic we took about 17 years ago in Kano. So proud of him and all he has achieved so far.
A family is faced with the challenge of multi-directional transition from the familiar to uncharted territory. A young, career husband has lost his wife, left with a ten year old daughter whose performance in school suddenly creates new worries.
Another woman is stepping in into the lives of father and daughter. Amid all these, Enitan, the challenged daughter is rapidly losing confidence in herself and steadily finding schooling a nightmare. The step mother steps in diagnoses dyslexia? Can she turn the situation around, would she succeed where many others have failed? Enitan is a story with such strong emotional roots, penetrating insight and abiding impressions. It comes with such dramatic pace, bringing out quality in the human spirit. It is both a feast and a learning!
Directed by: Ishaya Bako.
Producer: Sebari Diete Spiff for Homevida
Written: Chris Odeh.
Genre: Short Film.
Year of Production: 2011.
Chris Odeh is a passionate producer, project manager, trainer, marketer and creative scriptwriter with over a decade of experience in the media and entertainment industry of Nigeria.
Chris was born in Ibadan, Oyo State on the 30th of September 1982 to his Dad Late Ambrose and Mum Elizabeth Odeh both from Ibusa in Oshimili North LGA, Delta State. He is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Bayero University, Kano, which is the same town he got primary and secondary education in St Louis Primary School and St. Thomas Secondary School respectively.
Chris showed his interest in the entertainment industry as he carved his teeth as a Comedian, an event compere and stage playsdirector with his Christian youth group while in Kano.
In 2008, he moved to Lagos to join the then budding production crew of the premium Inspire Africa’s pan-african talkshow Moments with Mo, hosted by human resources management expert and media entrepreneur Mo Abudu and produced by Pam Ofoegbu.
After a stint that produced 3 seasons of the world class Talk Show with a team of very young and some of the choicest minds the industry has ever seen, Chris moved to Abuja where he worked with BBC trained Director Sebari Diete-Spiff and Mnet New Direction Whiz; Oliver ‘Tambo’ Aleogena. With these great minds, Chris produced, co-produced and managed top-notch productions like the Incorruptibles, 12.30 (feature length movie), ACGSF (Documentary for CBN), Chatroom with Samil Asha (TV Talk Show), AKOTEX Potato Flakes (TV commercial) and more.
In 2011, Chris won the “Best Child Friendly Short Film” on the annual HOMEVIDA AWARDS with his script titled ENITAN; a story about a girl that rose above ger reading incapacity (dyslexia) to become an outstanding student. He pioneered Sozo Films; a hub of creative and skilled story tellers with a mandate to inspire, educate and entertain; shifting paradigms. The company now has 3 instalment with Abuja as the head office, Lagos and Kano. Sozo Films’ clientele includes Sesame Square (USA), WaterAid Nigeria, HSBC Bank, Ebony Life TV, Office of Senator Chris Anyanwu, Homevida, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Better Life, ESSPIN, Northbound Consulting, Africa Magic Channel, Magnus Kpakol (EBS), Right Angle Productions, LUCID Media and lots more. Sozo Films also produces content for PAY TV platforms local and international like MNET, Africa Magic, MYTV, Ibaka TV and a host of others.
Chris has produced several movies including 12.30, Learning Curves, Make A Move, Oloibiri……retold, Dise’s Secret, Once, to mention but a few. TV series in his credit include Taxi, Ali, Maigida, The Tai Show, The Dr Ketch Show, Healthy Tips with Dr. Ketch, Magnus Kpakol gVA etc. He also has a flair for documentaries where he has produced and directed biographies for icons like Arunma Oteh (DG of Securities and Exchange Commission), Rev. Kola Ewuosho (Founding Pastor – Fountain of Wisdom Ministries) and message tools for some international NGOs.
Chris has a strong background in business, a lover of God, fun and people. He is married to the love of his life and friend of many years, Joy and they are blessed with two sons Andre and Chuka.
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