Olakitan Adetutu Commucations, a subsidiary of Gbolahan Adetayo Media Network, has announced December 26th 2018, as the day to hold the 1st edition of Yoruba Movie Gist Awards (YMGA2018).
The maiden edition, which is expected to take place in Lagos, is themed to celebrate the Hereos of Nollywood.
While addressing Journalists in Lagos on Wednesday 31st October, 2018, Mr Adetayo said “in the last four years that the number one Online Journal came into existence, many have been clamouring for an award ceremony that will celebrate the heroes of Nigeria’s movie industry.
We at YMGA, decided to take our time in other to plan a prestigious award ceremony that will be recognized and revered across the industry.
Our mission is to celebrate and honour those Hereos who have put their time and resources to make sure that the Yoruba movie industry become and remain a force to reckon with in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Apart from that, YMGA 2018, is also aiming at honouring not just the onscreen stars but to also appreciate the crew, who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make the television stars.
In my decade in reporting Movie industry in Nigeria, I found out that the screen divas and dudes have been the only ones celebrated while those who do the tediuos jobs behind the screens have been neglected.
However, we have come to celebrate and honour the crew in Nollywood. This will be the first time such will happen in the history of entertainment awards in Nigeria.
Behind the scene crew from the director to the generator man will be honoured come December 26th 2018. People should take their time to vote their favourites as the nominee list will be released shortly.
In other to make the event a memorable one, we are however, calling corporate organization and individuals to support this noble course by sponsoring this award like no other in Nigeria”