Thursday, 11 April 2013
SMALL BUT MIGHTY...........EMMA SUNDAY
EMMA IS A WELL KNOWN PRODUCER AND A FRIEND OF MINE WAY BACK FROM OUR DAYS IN KIDIS VISION 101,SPEAK OUT,TALES BY MOONLIGHT WITH DERENLE EDUN,HE IS SMALL IN STATUE,BUT MIGHTY AS THEY SAY,GENIUS,HARDWORKING AND INTELLIGENT.......
Emmanuel enero sunday,
I grew up in kings cross south london,in a little polygamous family,
My parents were divorced,so my dad as to marry another wife,
I have 3 young step junior one,a girl and 2 boys,why am the only single one from my parents,
I attended bredford elementary school in london, for my nursery and step 2.
Tender touch nur/pry school in festac,bashua military pry school in lagos,
Secondary education at st augustine college kabba in kogi state,
Methodist boys high school in lagos,where i completed my secondary education,
University of abuja to obtain a B.ed in fine and applied arts,before then i got an L.d in law,
and a diploma in theartre arts and film production,
TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY INTO PRODUCTION.
Journey into television started when i came back to nigeria at age 7,one of our neighbour was a news caster with ltv 8 then,
She invited me for a programme called kiddies show time then that was in 1988,
Luckily for me i was choosen by the anchor because of the way i was dressed to come out and select contestants for a game,
Which i co ordinated very well,for me that was the first step,
A lot of my friends and school teacher watched the show and my head was swelling with pride,
so i wanted that to continue,so i pick interest on tv.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR ACTING CAREER?
My acting career was very dry,i was a stif person,so it took me time to blend but got it right later on,
But being a very sharp guy i like co ordinating and making things happen,
So i choose to go behind the scene to be a producer and director,
That time i joined nta,who gave me a little perform to rise as a kid then,
I did speak out, childrens world with aunty nkem,
Moved to be a minor cast of kidi vision 101,later played a major role,
Which i took over the role of this blogger,
then i became a mini super star,did some adverts,and jingles,was featured in a tv magazine called tv guide in 1996,
liz benson was the cover page celebrity then,that period was basically my journey into tv production,
TELL US ABOUT JOURNEY INTO PRODUCTION..
I gained admission into higher institution,where i still continued my production journey,
That was where i started putting my creative skills into practice of directing,
Then my school mates use to call me (teco benson)to cut the story short i developed interest in producing and directing,
WHAT WAS THE FIRST SERIES YOU PRODUCED?
In 2002 i started the production of a sit com called' in the hood'which took me 3yrs to get right,
Saved all my earnings to archieve,some times i steal from my dads pocket to pay for equipments,
It was really very difficult,in 2006 went on a major location to start a new 'in the hood'
Eventually we went on air on nta 5,tvc,and africa magic,
It was really a long journey,but determination,commitment and hard hardwork made it possible,
I also produced,vibes expo a celebrity programme,
Speaker box,and was entertainment consultant to a lot of programmes past and presently running on tv,
HAVE YOU DIRECTED ANY MOVIE,MUSIC VIDEO?
I have directed some music videos which was far better than what some major videos directors started with.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
I am presently working on a project under visual network an entertainment and management company,
We are the producer of sol tv a musical and entertainment channel running on sky in london,
America,europe and middle east via nta international satelite,
We also going back to location to start the shoot of a new sitcom 'girls quarters'
ANY PLAN FOR THE FUTURE?
We planned to start sol radio, a 1hr full entertainment on 5 radio stations,
I planned to take over the industry as a major key player,sol fm is also in the making,
WHAT IS YOUR PRODUCTION COMPANY CALLED...
Visual network an entertainment and management company.
WHERE DO YOU GET INSPIRATION FROM?
Am inspired by Gods gift to me,i like to do things in quite,why my works makes the noise for me,
WHERE DO YOU SEE NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5YRS?
In the next 5yrs its going to be survivor of the best,
ADVICE TO UPCOMING PRODUCERS?
Advise to up coming producers is that remain focus and work harder.