7 Reasons to Use the Social Media as a Public Relations Tool For Your Brand

Before now, the traditional media via TV, newspapers, magazines and radio, played the role of public relations tools for brands. They were regarded the real deal till the appearance of the social media to the Nigerian business scene.

Now we are all hooked and it seems the craze for this communication medium will never cease.

Even though they are part of the new craze in town, majority of Nigerian brands still do not understand why (and how) the social media could be used as a PR tool for their brands.

We’ll show you why in this article.

#1. Everybody is on social

That sounds fallacious right? We agree too, but I am sure you’ll change your mind when you read the next lines.

According to United States Census Bureau, the human population in the world is over 7 billion.

Now let’s count.

Facebook has over 2 billion active users worldwide. Twitter has over 310 million users. Pinterest has over 360 million active users. Whatsapp has over 1 billion daily users.

Over 2 billion are active on Youtube. Over 5 million on Google plus and more.

Now you see why we said everybody is on social?

Everybody being on the social media means both your customers and prospective customers are there.

Time to shoot your shot somebody?

 

#2. No bottlenecks

Before the coming of the social media, you’ll need to go through middle men and bottlenecks which makes it hard to get your message to the right audience quickly.

Social media makes it easy to deliver your message to your target audience without having to go through any individual.

No bottlenecks.

 

 

#3. Gather real time data

Compared to the traditional public relations media, using the social media for PR grants you access to the real time data and behavior of your audience. You get to know what is working and what isn’t. You also get a chance to tweek your PR efforts and re-launch them for greater profitability.

 

#4. Targeting the right Audience

Doing PR on traditional media is like, a soldier at war shooting sporadically into the air without any major target. He will waste his bullets and also kill the innocent.

Even though doing your brand’s PR on traditional media sounds “sexy”, the attendant target audience mis-firings and the financial waste cannot be overlooked.

The traditional media is good, but for this reason, social media serves you better.

 

#5. Affordability

Doing adverts on traditional media requires that a brand sets aside a handsome amount of money unlike running same adverts on the social media.

Running ads on social media can cost as less as NGN300 depending on what you plan to achieve for your brand.

 

#6. Speed of light customer communication

Social media helps you interact with your target audience in the speed of light.

You get immediate feedback from your customers about your brand, and a seamless customer to brand communications.

 

#7. Fast reach

Whatever content is on the social media takes miliseconds to get to the target audience anywhere around the world.

This is not same with the traditional media which can get limited by location.

We believe you now know why you should take the social media seriously for your brand’s PR efforts.

Need help with running your social media and digital assets efficiently? You can talk to us.

5 TIPS TO THRIVE IN YOUR CAREER AS A PR PRACTITIONER

Very few people can explain what people in public relations really do. A lot of people might think that Public relations is just a cute name for people who organize fancy campaigns for brands. These “PR experts” most times have no idea what Public Relations actually is about.

To succeed in the PR space, you have to be willing to ‘put your all’ into it. You must have a ‘proper understanding of the brand(s) you are managing’ and should always ‘think’ before you talk.

Public Relations is a “strategic communication process” that builds ‘mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics’

To survive in PR, please note that “PR is a Persuasion Business”. It involves convincing an audience; inside your building or town and outside your usual sphere of influence, to promote your idea, purchase your product, support your position, or recognize your accomplishments.

Most people start out and eventually get sunk in the industry. But we have 5 unique tips to keep you thriving in the PR business;

  • RESEARCH: This is the most important part of PR. You must perform a brand survey and audience survey to gauge the awareness and perceptions of your client and public attitudes towards it. It’s extremely important to conduct a research before launching a PR program. This will determine the strategies and tactics that will be used to run the PR campaign.

 

  • UNDERSTAND THE AUDIENCE IS IN CHARGE OF CURRENT LANDSCAPE: Whatever campaign you want to push, understand that the target audience decides if the message is worth it or not. Understand who you are talking to, to enable the message to be sent out via the right medium.

If you understand this, you will always achieve PR Goals, therefore making clients happy.

  • THE FOUNDATION OF PR IS MULTITASKING: The beauty and challenge of public relations is found in its broad nature of expectancies. One minute you may be designing a runway show, the next you might be media pitching to local news stations. You should Have the determination and tenacity to complete any task promptly, effectively and with a smile.

PS: Learn the skill of doing more than one thing at the same time and doing it efficiently, this will keep you in the PR business for a very long time.

  • THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: The only difference between you and the other PR guy is the idea you come up with for your clients. Do not limit your thoughts, always think out of the norm and think of breaking bounds. Try not to channel your thought towards some idea that has already been executed. Be unique and creative!

 

  • THINK ON YOUR FEET: Multitasking is a huge part of PR. You should always think on your feet. Think out of the box, save the word with your thoughts, BUT do it as fast as you can. Think on your feet. Come up with the smartest ideas without delays. Because Time is very important in PR and cannot be wasted.

 

To survive and thrive in public relations, it takes Effort, Persistence and a Huge Drive.

ASCEND’S OLU JACOBS, JOKE SILVA, OC UKEJE AND LALA AKINDOJU STAR IN ROMANTIC COMEDY ‘THE ROYAL HIBISCUS HOTEL’

The iconic Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, our favourite leading man, OC Ukeje and the versatile Lala Akindoju co-star in soon to be released Romcom “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel”

Art imitates life as Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva play a couple; Richard and Augustina who enjoy a passionate love story  after 40 years of marriage.

OC Ukeje takes on the role of the dapper Felix who’s  in love with ‘Ope’ (Zainab Balogun) who is unable to reciprocate his love. Lala Akindoju is hilarious as Chika, a carefree receptionist whose career goals appear to be getting Deji (Kenneth Okojie) Ope’s boyfriend to fall in love with her.

The Royal Hibiscus hotel is the story of Segun and Rose Adeniyi, who run a hotel in a little town in Lagos, Nigeria. Their daughter, Ope, is living in London, working a dead-end job while trying to open her own restaurant. When Ope decides to return to Nigeria, she meets Deji, a charming young businessman with a secret that threatens her plans to restore the hotel’s fortunes.

The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is a production of Ebonylife Film. It was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF)and will be in cinemas from February 9 2018.

TOPE OSHIN’S ‘NEW MONEY’ SET TO HIT CINEMAS SOON

 

After successfully directing the third and fourth season of  MTV Base’s  ‘Shuga’ and Ebony Life TV’s  first legal drama series ‘Castle and castle,’ Ascend’s Tope Oshin is ready to release her latest project; ‘New Money’

New Money is a comedy about a poor girl who unexpectedly stumbles into an inheritance that changes her life forever. The movie was written by Naz Onuzo and features Jemima Osunde, Kate Henshaw, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Osas Ighodaro and Falz amongst others.

Tope Oshin is known and celebrated for her exceptional body of work as a director, with ‘New Money’ she is expected to deliver one of Nollywood’s biggest movies of 2018.

New Money will be in cinemas on the 23rd of March 2018.

Happy Holidays from all of us at WildFlower PR.

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We can’t believe that 2017 is finally rushing to an end, after all our hard work, we officially close for the year today!

We have been part of some fantastic projects this year, we wrote a mini blog post about it and you can read it at www.wildflowerpr.com.

Special thanks to our clients, partners and friends for their support this year.
Do have an amazing and restful holiday (Yes, take a long nap or two).

We wish you an incredible new year ahead!2017

Hearty Cheers!
Team WildFlower

The Year in Review…

The year 2017 has been fun, interesting and challenging. At WildFlower PR, we pushed ourselves even harder and achieved greater results.

Here’s a brief review of what we, as well as our clients were up to in 2017.

GLOBACOM LIMITED

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On Thursday January 5, 2017, the GLO CAF Awards was held at the International conference center in Abuja.The event was hosted by Richard Mofe-Damijo and Mimi Fawaz.

This year, Glo organized the biggest music/comedy tour in Nigeria. The tour commenced on April 15th, 2017 and ended on October 15th, 2017. It covered over 27 cities and was hosted by Mercy Johnson-Okojie, Juliet Ibrahim, Uche Jombo and Ebube nwagbo.

The grandmasters of data had numerous user friendly plans this year; the #GloEverydayBonanza, #GloUnfairAdvantage #GloFreeDataDay and #GloJumboSim.
They also did a lot of customer appreciations through their #GloEverydayBonanza!

PROFESSOR JOHNBULL

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The popular TV comedy series, Professor Johnbull, sponsored by Globacom is on its 5th season. The season started with two actors making their debut on the show; Angela Okorie and Osita Iheme, popularly known as Pawpaw. While Pawpaw comes in for Churchill (Jnr. Pope Odonwodo), the scholar’s son, who has traveled to the United States of America for further studies, Okorie replaces Mercy Johnson-Okojie, who played the role of Caroline, the professor’s housemaid.

The show runs on   NTA Network (NTA International on DSTV Channel 251 and NTA on StarTimes) by 8.30pm on Tuesdays.
You can binge watch the show on Glo Cafe App or stream on YouTube.

Click on to stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqqmfqCNJ6c

POTATO POTAHTO

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After several international screenings which won the movie several awards, it was released in Nigerian and South African cinemas on 24th November, 2017 and Ghanaian cinemas on 30th November. One month after and the movie is still being shown in cinemas. It’s safe to say it Potato Potahto is a people favorite.

MERCY JOHNSON-OKOJIE

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Mama Purtiy, the Nollywood star was appointed a Senior Special Assistant(SSA) to the Kwara State Governor on entertainment, arts and culture in March this year.

She organized a talent hunt to give back to the youth of her state and also began shooting of the Kogi indigenous movie ‘INIKPI’.

LINDA OSIFO

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Nollywood Starlet was always in the news for good cause ofcourse! She was a guest on several TV shows, granted print interviews and even had her own cover!

She starred in EbonyLife’s Fifty the series, Jemeji and was very busy on the set of several movies which will be unveiled soon.

Linda has been a co-host of the Give’N’Take National Jackpot Gameshow with Segun Arinze.

 

BOOMSKY SMOOTHIES

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Don’t forget to add Boomsky Smoothies to your festivities this holiday season. It’s our favorite thing to drink and you will love it too.
Boomsky Smoothies was at the international Drinks Festival which held from 1st to 3rd December. it also catered to many events this year and was the smoothie Adesua Etomi(Wellington) chose for her hen party.

You can buy from any of The Place outlets, Shoprite stores, BukaHut, 9 to7 Supermarket. You can also call this number to place an order: 08055555693

TOP FIVE FORECASTS FOR INFLUENCER MARKETING IN 2018

 

In just a few years, influencer marketing has gone from a secondary expense in many brands’ online marketing budgets to its very own digital advertising category.

As we look forward to 2018, the influencer marketing space is expected to broaden its scope, extend its reach, and strengthen its impact. While the growing landscape brings with it many exciting opportunities, new challenges will also arise.

Our  top five forecasts for Influencer Marketing in 2018:

  1. Influencer marketing will continues its meteoric rise.

There is no shortage of success stories in influencer marketing, yet some businesses are only now realizing what they’ve been missing out on.

While there was a 90-fold increase in Google searches for the term “influencer marketing” from 2013 to 2016, interest around the topic has doubled in the first nine months of 2017. During the same time, searches for “Instagram influencer” have more than tripled.

The reasons for the growing interest are many, but a key principle underlies all: Influencer marketing is working for all types of brands.

Consistent with year-over-year estimates, businesses are expected to allocate more money toward influencer marketing in 2018.

As the influencer marketplace gets more saturated, however, brands without a clearly defined strategy will find it difficult to break through. Looking at ways to maximize the impact of campaigns, as well as differentiating themselves from their competition, will become key for brands.

2.There will be a surge in  influencer demand and value.

As demand for influencers increases, so does the value of their services.  In Nigeria, there was a surge in influencer marketing with the rise of many influencers on social media. Most of them have doubled the amount they used to charge in 2016, and have become even more selective about the brands they work with. Mathison admits that as his value and costs have increased, so have his rates.

Many online personalities are starting to recognize their value as creators, and businesses would be wise to budget for their services.

  1. Measuring KPIS and ROIs will become even more vital.

While many companies understand the positive impact influencer marketing can have on their brand, some businesses are still nervous about what they perceive as nebulous or anecdotal results.

Fortunately, there are many strategies and techniques that can be implemented to help businesses track key performance indicators (KPIs) and return on investment (ROI).

Tracking KPI and ROI is achieved through an understanding of relevant metric tools for a particular campaign, best practices for integration, and a detailed evaluation of the results.

Whether your methods include tracking pixels, offering coupon codes, or directing users toward custom hashtags, working with marketers who know how to deliver comprehensive analytics can offer insights beyond just measuring campaign reach, providing models for audience behavior.

  1. Video marketing will become essential for reaching online audiences.

In 2018, video will become even more vital to digital outreach as the numbers continue to prove its superiority over other advertising mediums.

According to a study cited in Business Insider, video can be twice as effective in driving sales as text-based ads. Moreover, the report indicated that those influenced by video tend to be active shoppers.

Social media platforms are well aware of the statistics, evidenced by their continued investment in new video services. Last year, Instagram launched “Stories” to compete with the popular, correlative feature available on Snapchat. Facebook, the world’s largest social network, recently announced “Watch,” which will premiere with video channels for celebrities and premium content producers, but eventually be “a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work.”

While businesses are expected to up their video ad investments, an ever-crowding marketplace means visibility and engagement are not always proportional to dollars spent. Instead, those who know their audience and can find ways to engage with them directly, will see the greatest ROI.

  1. Instagram will surpass 1 billion users.

At its current rate of growth, Instagram is set to exceed 1 billion users in 2018.

Influencer marketing on Instagram is currently a $1 billion industry, and it could reach $2 billion by 2019. The mammoth platform offers incredible opportunities for partnerships between influencers and businesses; however, with an estimated 2.7 million sponsored posts, the problem of cutting through the clutter has become a stark reality.

To stand out in the coming year, influencers and brands will have to forge relationships, design campaigns, and create distribution plans that are superior to that of their direct and indirect competitors.

 

 

Sizzling Movie ‘Potato Potahto’ Out in Nigeria Cinemas today – Watch the Exciting Trailer

African film Potato Potahto which has been screened to critical acclaim globally is finally set for the cinemas. Potato Potahto will start showing in Nigerian cinemas today.

The film packs a stellar cast including; OC Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh, Lala Akindoju, Adjetey Anang, Victoria Michaels and Nikki Samonas. Directed by Shirley Frimpong-Manso, the movie tells the story of a divorced couple whose plans to share their matrimonial home results in chaos after the husband, Tony, brings in an attractive female house help. When his ex-wife Lulu, then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues.

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When a divorced couple decides to live together! Watch Joke Silva play Judge to couple in thrilling movie Potato Potahto

Potato Potahto is an African movie that is centered around the life of a divorced couple who decide to cohabit in their dream house.

Tony (OC Ukeje) and Lulu(Joselyn Dumas) take us on a roller-coaster ride of drama, laughter, anger in ‘Potato Potahto’ as they try to live in their matrimonial home with their hot helps.

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Bringing The House Down! Laughs All Around as Potato Potahto Holds Star Studded Premiere in Nigeria

After several months of sold out, award winning screenings in some of the biggest film festivals across the globe, West African romantic comedy ‘Potato Potahto’ on the 16th of November held a star studded premiere at the IMAX cinema in Lekki.

In attendance were industry icons and a roll call of stars including Olu Jacobs, Mo Abudu, Biola Alabi, Kate Henshaw, Hilda Dokubo, Betty Irabor and others. They joined the film’s A list cast and crew including Shirley Frimpong Manso, Joselyn Dumas, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Lala Akindoju, Nikki Samonas and Inya Lawal. Other stars in attendance included Ufuoma Mc Dermott, Deyemi Okanlawon, Kunle Remi, Tope Tedela, Omoye Uzamere, Lilian Esoro, Ndidi Nwuneli and others.

The premiere was hosted by rising star actress Ade Laoye who opened the screening with a fun rendition of the Potato Potahto chorus off of ‘Louis Armstrong’s ‘Let’s Call it off.’ There were a lot of laughs at the end of the gripping romantic comedy.

Joke Silva who doubled as costar and producer also expressed her gratitude; “Nigeria finally gets to see our labour of love, I am incredibly grateful for the turnout and the strong support from our colleagues, friends and family, we hit the cinemas next!”

“I am thankful for the support of our amazing cast and crew and all our partners who believed in the vision and supported us in bringing our ideas to life, explained producer Inya Lawal. Thank you, thank you all! She added.

Directed by award winning Ghanaian film maker Shirley Frimpong- Manso; the film stars OC Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh, Lala Akindoju, Adjetey Anang, Victoria Michaels and Nikki Samonas. The movie tells the story of a divorced couple, whose plans to share their matrimonial home results in chaos after the husband, Tony, brings in an attractive female house help. When his ex-wife, Lulu, then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues.

Potato Potahto is a co-production of Ascend Studios, 19 April Entertainment Virgo Sun Ltd and Lufodo Productions . It hits Nigerian and South African cinemas on the 24th of November and makes its way to Ghanaian screens on the 30th of November.

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Bringing The House Down! Laughs All Around as Potato Potahto Holds Star Studded Premiere in Nigeria

After several months of sold out, award winning screenings in some of the biggest film festivals across the globe, West African romantic comedy ‘Potato Potahto’ on the 16th of November held a star studded premiere at the IMAX cinema in Lekki.

In attendance were industry icons and a roll call of stars including Olu Jacobs, Mo Abudu, Biola Alabi, Kate Henshaw, Hilda Dokubo, Betty Irabor and others. They joined the film’s A list cast and crew including Shirley Frimpong Manso, Joselyn Dumas, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Lala Akindoju, Nikki Samonas and Inya Lawal. Other stars in attendance included Ufuoma Mc Dermott, Deyemi Okanlawon, Kunle Remi, Tope Tedela, Omoye Uzamere, Lilian Esoro, Ndidi Nwuneli and others.

The premiere was hosted by rising star actress Ade Laoye who opened the screening with a fun rendition of the Potato Potahto chorus off of ‘Louis Armstrong’s ‘Let’s Call it off.’ There were a lot of laughs at the end of the gripping romantic comedy.

Joke Silva who doubled as costar and producer also expressed her gratitude; “Nigeria finally gets to see our labour of love, I am incredibly grateful for the turnout and the strong support from our colleagues, friends and family, we hit the cinemas next!”

“I am thankful for the support of our amazing cast and crew and all our partners who believed in the vision and supported us in bringing our ideas to life, explained producer Inya Lawal. Thank you, thank you all! She added.

Directed by award winning Ghanaian film maker Shirley Frimpong- Manso; the film stars OC Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh, Lala Akindoju, Adjetey Anang, Victoria Michaels and Nikki Samonas. The movie tells the story of a divorced couple, whose plans to share their matrimonial home results in chaos after the husband, Tony, brings in an attractive female house help. When his ex-wife, Lulu, then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues.

Potato Potahto is a co-production of Ascend Studios, 19 April Entertainment Virgo Sun Ltd and Lufodo Productions . It hits Nigerian and South African cinemas on the 24th of November and makes its way to Ghanaian screens on the 30th of November.

Check out images from the Premiere below:

Watch OC Ukeje Confront His Wife’s Sexy Driver, Chris Attoh In Clip From Potato Potahto

 

Tony gets home to meet his ex wife’s hot help and he really doesn’t find it funny. How impossible can living with your ex spouse be? Especially when there are sexy helps involved!

Potato Potahto is a new movie that centres on the life of a divorced couple who live together. The weirdness, the drama, and the fun all in one roof. Watch how Shirley Frimpong controls the visuals of this beautiful story which stars Oc Ukeje, Joke Silva, Chris Attoh, Nikki Samonas and Lala Akindoju.

Potato Potahto has won many international awards and will hit African cinemas this November. It will be released in Nigerian and South African cinemas on the 24th and in Ghana on 30th November, 2017.

Check out the clip below

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5 UNIQUE PR TACTICS THAT ARE SURE TO PIQUE THE ATTENTION OF YOUR AUDIENCE

Every PR Tactic is tailored to appeal to an audience; this can be a very daunting task because capturing their hearts can sometimes be very difficult. Therefore, in order to appeal to their minds, your brand needs to get a little resourceful by implementing some non-traditional PR tactics.

Ultimately, you want people to buy the relationship and promise rather than just the service or product; your strategies/tactics should tell your stories while also building your repute and reliability.

Here are some public relations tactics you can use to get a competitive edge.

Examine your competition 
Study your competitors, what they are offering and what type of media coverage they are achieving. You can make sure that you aren’t talking about the same topics, can see where they are being published so you can emulate, and learn from their mistakes. You should keep an eye on what your competition is up to, but you should never get fixated on it.

Write expert articles
Writing articles is an excellent way to establish yourself as an expert in your field and give you an edge against your competition. Your articles must be relevant, engaging and valuable for your target audience. You can then pitch your articles to the publications you would like to be featured in.

Provide commentary to the media 
Since journalists are always on the watch for new story angles, expert opinions and advice, providing commentary to the media is a brilliant way to demonstrate your own expertise and knowledge in your topic area. This could be as simple as offering a response to an article or pitching yourself to a publication for an interview. Reading the news everyday is essential for knowing the right time to provide commentary to the media.

Make the most of speaking opportunities 
Speaking at conferences or events is an excellent way to position yourself as an expert with your target audience, build your profile and credibility, and generate brand awareness is to speak at conferences or events. Don’t just be present at industry events, make your presence felt.

Use case studies to your advantage 
Case studies describe previous clients your business has worked with. They give potential customers or clients an insight into how your business operates, and how they can benefit from what your business has to offer.

Remember: The power of public relations ultimately lies in its ability to set a business apart.

 

Potato Potahto Premieres at the Chelsea Film Festival |Bags 4 Awards at the Toronto Nollywood International Film Festival

Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Potato Potahto, the first Nollywood film to ever premiere at the Chelsea Film Festival in New York, premiered on 21st October and had in attendance Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Ken Attoh, Joselyn Dumas and Nikki Samonas. 72 short films from 19 countries were screened at the 5th edition of the festival which was founded by Ingrid Jean-Baptiste.[btx_image image_id=”1198″ link=”/” position=”center”][/btx_image]

A day before this premiere, the movie bagged four awards at the inaugural edition of the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. Awards received include Best Feature Film (Nollywood), Best Costume, Special jury awards for best actor (OC Ukeje) and Best Actress (Joselyn Dumas).

Potato Potahto tells the story of a divorced couple whose plans to share their matrimonial home results in chaos after the husband, Tony (OC Ukeje), brings in an attractive female house help. When his ex-wife, Lulu (Joselyn Dumas), then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues.

Already screened at five other international festivals, including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and the Durban Urban Film Festival, Potato Potahto is a collaboration between Ascend Studios, 19 April Entertainment, Virgo Sun Ltd, Lufodo Productions and WB Entertainment.

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Tope Oshin’s Documentary ‘Nigeria: Shooting It Like A Woman’ To Air On BBC

Award-winning screen director Tope Oshin celebrates a new generation of Nigerian women film-makers who are currently reinventing Nollywood, the largest and most prolific film industry in Africa. She explores their distinctive approach to telling stories which aim to better represent women’s lives and aspirations in Nigeria today.

Tope pays tribute to the popular and inspirational film-maker Amaka Igwe, who died in 2014, and meets some of the key women now shaking up gender stereotypes and winning awards and audiences. These include the formidable and outspoken Mildred Okwo, director of the political satire The MeetingMichelle Bello, director of the hit romcom Flower GirlKemi Adetiba, who directed last year’s box office winner The Wedding Party; and Remi Vaughan Richards, whose drama Outspoken cast a searing spotlight on the issue of child brides.

The directors reflect on how women are succeeding in a male-dominated industry, despite the failure of the Nigerian parliament last year to pass the Gender Equality Bill which would give legal support for equal pay and equal rights for women in Nigeria.

The Documentary is a part of the 2017 season of BBC’s 100 Women. It will be aired on BBC World Service Radio between 11.30am – 12 Noon on Wednesday, 25th October

Also available to listen online and to download as a podcast from BBC iPlayer