Sunday, January 29, 2017
Happy Birthday Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of @247Nigeria
Today is the birthday of Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of @247Nigeria, Nigerians Report Online, Talk of The Town By Orikinla and other blogs. He started his career at 18 as a scriptwriter for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Channel 10 in Lagos; became a project artist for the Johns Hopkins University's Population Communication Services (JHU/PCS) at 21; Art/Features Editor for the Kiddies World magazine at 24; Program Consultant for UNICEF Nigeria at 25; ; Production Manager of "Money Wise" for Media Network on DBN TV in Lagos from 1998-2000; and started his King of Kings International publishing company in 2000; Founder/Executive Director of the United Artists for Human Development (UAHD) Project in 2002; Founder/CEO of International Digital Post Network Limited( IDPNL) in 2009 and Screen Outdoor Open Air Cinema (SOOAC) in 2013.He is a prize winning writer since when he won the first prize in the Pop magazine national essay competition at 13 and he is the author of Children of Heaven, Sleepless Night, Scarlet Tears of London, In the House of Dogs, Diary of the Memory Keeper, The Prophet Lied, The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream and other books; coauthor of Naked Beauty, Publisher/Editor of The Language of True Love, NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series; Founder and first Festival Director of the Eko International Film Festival, Founder/Executive Director of Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema Project and Founder/Executive Director of Girls United Together for Success (GUTS) Project. He has registered a new international film festival, Zenith International Film Festival; developing his iPost Nigeria mobile video sharing and eCommerce channel and started his Screen Naija YouTube Channel.
He recently produced and directed his "LAGOS in MOTION: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity" documentary series and published the LAGOS in MOTION: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity (Volume 1)
He is widely known for promoting and supporting the education, protection and welfare of underprivileged girls in Nigeria and other countries. He cosponsored and co- hosted the Nigerian premiere of the CNN groundbreaking documentary film, "Girl Rising" in 2013 and "HE NAMED ME MALALA" documentary film of Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl education activist and youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner.