The Serial digital entrepreneur and Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh has identified the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood as the next biggest wealth creator in Africa.
He made this declaration at the 6th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) held at Eko Hotel & Suites on Saturday September 1st, 2018.
The Zinox boss – who was on hand to present the award for the best overall movie to Kenyan producer, Phoebe Ruguru for the movie 18 Hours, alongside Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Regional Director, M-Net West Africa – affirmed that the wealth-creating potential of the Nigerian movie industry is huge, noting that the industry’s capacity as the next goldmine will manifest in the second quarter of the 21st Century.
“I just thought I should encourage the superstars, the upcoming superstars, the script writers and the producers. I think you have about 76 months to emerge in the second quarter of this century where you become the mega wealth producers of Africa.”
While congratulating the winners and the not-so-lucky nominees, Ekeh who pledged a dozen Zinox Whizkid tablets to the winners of the best overall movie category for donation to any school of their choice, urged stakeholders in the industry to stay on course and continue to interprete their roadmap and vision in order to ensure clarity of purpose.