“I will give you all I have, so you can add it to what you have and be better than me.”

–Amaka Igwe

今天的涂鸦作品是由位于尼日利亚布鲁克林的艺术家Data Oruwari创作,以庆祝其获奖的尼日利亚作家、导演、企业家和制片人安马卡·伊格韦诞辰57周年。伊格韦改变了尼日利亚电影业,并从头开始建立了一个媒体帝国。

安马卡·伊格韦于1963年出生在尼日利亚河州哈科特港。她从小就对表演艺术显示出了浓厚的兴趣,因此她组织了学校的综艺节目,教授表演舞蹈以及写作,表演和导演戏剧。

在研究生学习期间,伊格韦开始专注于戏剧和她认为是她的第一个天赋:写作。她制作了自己的第一部电视剧剧本《Checkmate》,被广泛认为是1990年代尼日利亚最佳肥皂剧。

后来她导演了处女座电影《Rattlesnake》(1995年,Crystal Gold Limited电影公司),这部影片在她的祖国大放异彩,随后是《Violated》(1995年,Crystal Gold Limited电影公司)和《A Barber’s Wisdom》(2001年,Mnet电影公司)等电影。她自编自导了非常成功的《Fuji House of Commotion》(2001年至2012年,Crystal Gold Limited电影公司),这使她在全国电视连续剧行业中占据统治地位。

伊格韦对发展本地行业充满热情,帮助组织了为电影制片人协会执行委员会服务的协会系统,并且还是美国电影摄影师协会、编剧协会和电影编辑协会的赞助人。 

作为有效地进行本地分销的支持者(作为Nollywood增长的基础),伊格韦和她的业务伙伴还组织了一个更好的市场分销系统,并帮助提高了行业的质量和公平性。

在国际层面上,伊格韦和她的团队前往南非、英国、美国和法国等国家,展示了尼日利亚独特的电影叙事方法,以促进全球对Nollywood的认识。 

她还与Big Picture Limited共同创立了名为BOBTV的非洲电影和媒体内容博览会,旨在为尼日利亚的创意产业提供全球平台。在过去的11年中,他们向全世界展示了BOBTV,吸引了来自104所尼日利亚大学的400多个部门,以及通过其机构的电影业从业者和尼日利亚政府。

伊格韦巩固了自己作为Nollywood的家长的地位,并创立了一家制作公司,广播电台和电视网络来发展了一个媒体帝国。安马卡·伊格韦将被记为有天赋的讲故事者,制片人,导演,Nollywood的先驱,妻子和三个孩子的母亲。

2011年,她被宣布为尼日利亚联邦共和国(MFR)勋章成员,该奖项旨在表彰为该国做出重大贡献的尼日利亚人。

这是尼日利亚娱乐业的真正先驱,安马卡·伊格韦。


以上翻译为谷歌翻译 + 博主勉强润色,原文如下:


Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Nigerian-raised, Brooklyn-based guest artist Data Oruwari, celebrates award-winning Nigerian writer, director, entrepreneur, and producer Amaka Igwe on her 57th birthday. Igwe helped transform the Nigerian film industry and built a media empire from the ground up.

Uzoamaka ‘Amaka’ Audrey Igwe was born on this day in 1963 in Port harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. At an early age, Amaka showed deep interest in the performing arts, as she organized her school’s variety shows, taught performance dance, as well as wrote, acted, and directed plays.

During her postgraduate studies, Igwe started focusing on theater and what she considered to be her first gift: writing. She developed her first television series screenplay, Checkmate, widely considered the best Nigerian soap opera of the 1990s.

This led to her directorial debut in the feature film Rattlesnake (1995 for Crystal Gold Limited), a smash hit in her home country, followed by films like Violated (1995 for Crystal Gold Limited) and A Barber’s Wisdom (2001 for Mnet), which helped set a higher production standard for “Nollywood” at the time. She wrote and directed the phenomenally successful Fuji House of Commotion (2001-2012 for Crystal Gold Limited), which gave her dominance of the national television series industry.

Passionate about growing the local industry, Igwe also helped organize the guild system that served the executive boards of the Association of Movie Producers, and was also a patron of the National Association of Cinematographers, the Screenwriters Guild and the Guild of Movie Editors. 

As a champion of efficient local distribution as the basis for Nollywood’s growth, Igwe and her business partner also organized an enhanced market distribution system and helped improve quality and fairness in the industry.

On an international level, Igwe led delegations to South Africa, United Kingdom, United States and France, among other countries, to present the unique Nigerian approach to visual storytelling, propogating global awareness of Nollywood. 

She also co-founded the African Film and Media Content Expo, entitled BOBTV, with Big Picture Limited, with the aim of providing a global platform for Nigeria’s creative industries. For 11 years, they presented BOBTV to the world, engaging more than 400 departments from 104 Nigerian universities, as well as the Motion Picture Industry Practitioners and the Nigeria Government through its agencies.

Cementing herself as a matriarch of Nollywood, Igwe evolved a media empire by co-founding a production company, radio station, and TV network. Amaka Igwe shall be remembered as a gifted storyteller, producer, director, pioneer of Nollywood, wife, and mother of three.

In 2011, she was announced as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR), an award that honors Nigerians who made significant contributions to the nation.

Here’s to Amaka Igwe, a true pioneer of Nigerian entertainment.