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Sam Loco-Efe, James Iroha, others honoured with Rock of Fame awards

Late Nigerian movie veterans Sam Loco-Efe, James Iroha, popularly known as ‘Giringori Akabogu’ and other practicing professionals have been honoured as first recipients of the Rock of Fame Award.’

General Gowon urges filmmakers to promote national unity, patriotism

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has urged filmmakers and other stakeholders in the movie industry to use their works to promote national unity and patriotism among Nigerians.

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