The Homevida 2016 Nomination for Feature Film & Documentary is here! !! !!!


Do you know any Feature film or Documentary that promotes Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance issues in Nigeria?

Then this is your opportunity give your favorite Nollywood Feature Film and Documentary a chance to win N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) in each category.

Simply visit to nominate the film that best fits the criteria.

Nominations end on Friday, 21st October 2016.

What are you waiting for? Start Nominating! !! !!!

The 2016 Script Writing Workshop


The HomeVida 2016 Script Writing workshop held last week at the School of Media and Communications, Pan Atlantic University and it was an exciting experience for everyone.The 2-day workshop organized by HomeVida brought together scriptwriters, film makers and CSOs to train them on the various aspects of scriptwriting as well as highlight the importance of inspiring change with a script.


They were treated to various sessions facilitated by renowned Nollywood filmmakers and scriptwriters such as Sam Uche Anyamele, Ehizioje Ojesebholo, Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu, Chris Odeh and Ebele Enebeli.


HomeVida partners, SACE were also present to give a brief insight into their program and how participants can address Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance Issues in film.


Patrick Enaholo of the School of Media and Communication also took the participants through the Script Bank and its processes. The Script Bank is birthed from the Creative Film Project (an initiative of HomeVida and the School of Media and Communication) and is aimed at providing young and upcoming scriptwriters with a digital space to store their creative works and showcase them to a wider audience.

To wrap up the workshop on the 2nd day, the participants were presented with certificates of attendance by the Dean of the School of Media and Communication, Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya.


In 3 words, it was Fun! Fun! Fun!

Thanks to all our participants and facilitators and see more pics below:


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After putting in lots of effort and sleepless nights to reading 88 scripts, the 2016 Homevida Jury met on the 3rd of September to deliberate on the scripts and choose the winners (Click if you missed it).

It was an intense year with lots of creative and inspiring scripts in both categories, but at the end of the day, we got our winners!

  • Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) Category

dipoDipo Awelenje for the script “In Apathy”

Awelenje Oladipo Nurudeen is a 23-year-old writer, director and video editor. A graduate of the university of Ibadan, he directed a short film “Desolation” which was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2014 Nollywood Movies Awards.

He currently resides in Lagos State.

  • Promoting the Growth of the Digital Economy

This category produced two winners

ajayi-olusegun-picture-homevidaAjayi Olusegun for the script “Due Netligence

Ajayi Olusegun Elijah is a screenwriter and filmmaker. He studied Biochemistry at Lagos State Polytechnic in 2013 before proceeding to study Cinematography at Rhoda Youth Centre, Ikorodu. He has written several short scripts and one feature length script and is presently pursuing a career in screenwriting and directing.

jenniferJenny Agunloye for the script “Beautiful Mistake”

Jennifer Agunloye is a graduate of petroleum technology from the University of Jos and the pioneer of an online girl inspiring forum called GIST (Girls in search of truth). She has written a number of documentaries, short films and stage dramas and is presently working with a media house in Abuja.

In addition, 30 entrants (including the winners) will be invited to a 2-day scriptwriting workshop at the Pan-Atlantic University, school of Media and Communication, where they will be coached by seasoned scriptwriters, actors and directors and script writing.

Congratulations to all our winners!

Short Script Competition Jury Sitting


At the weekend, the HomeVida Jury met to deliberate on the 88 scripts received from entrants this year. This year, in the short period given to submit entries, we received a total of 58 scripts for the Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) category sponsored by USAID and 30 scripts for the Digital Economy category supported by Google.


The process was intense and fun at the same time and extremely engaging.

The jury was joined by Chief of Party for USAID SACE, Mr. Charles Abani and top Nollywood actor and veteran (if I must say) Ramsey Nouah, also dropped by.


Watch out for the post announcing the winners of the Homevida 2016 Short Script Competition on Thursday and thanks to everyone who participated this year, you are all amazing.

See more pictures from the jury sitting below:





Meet the Homevida 2016 Jury

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Every year, the HomeVida jury comprises of young, vibrant individuals, committed to making a positive impact in their society through the art of filmmaking and this year is not an exception. The members of the jury are:

Femi J

Femi Jacobs is one of the most sought after Nollywood’s leading actors. After discovering acting in 2006 as lead in his first feature film, Choices, he joined Tinsel as Eddie the lawyer in 2009.

He scored his first big break on the big screen when he landed the lead role in the widely acclaimed and multiple award winning romantic comedy, The Meeting. This movie earned the actor five nominations for Best Lead Actor including one at the Africa Movie Academy’s Award (AMAA), Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA), Screen Nation Awards UK, and the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA). He bagged Best Supporting Actor at the Best of Nollywood Awards 2014, and Best Actor, Comedy at the 2015 AMVCAs. He is presently the Safer Internet Ambassador for the HomeVida Safer Internet Campaign sponsored by Google.


Ehizojie Ojesebholo is an international award-winning film maker. From 2013-2016, he directed over 50 episodes of Jara & 53Extra for M-Net Africa and also directed over 30 movies for the Africa Magic Original Films project.

With a degree in Digital Film Making from the Middlesex University London, Ehizojie has established himself as a family oriented content producer for television, web and cinema though his production company, Ceroms Media Productions Ltd which he runs with his wife-producer- Ibironke Ojesebholo.

His short film Chill Pill won the Focus Dialogue Prize at Sehsuchte International Film Festival in Potsdam, Germany in 2008. And his dark comedy titled Jand Hustle won the Efere Ozako-Best Experimental Film At The Abuja International Film Festival In 2013.

With over 17 years’ experience as a film maker, Ehizojie Ojesebholo likes to explore new technologies in entertainment, as well as sharing views and ideas with the younger generation.


Chris Odeh is a passionate producer, project manager, ardent trainer, marketer and creative scriptwriter with over a decade of experience in the media and entertainment industry of Nigeria. He won the Best Child Friendly Category in the 2011 HomeVida Awards with the evergreen story about a young girl with a reading disorder, ENITAN.

Chris has produced several movies including Learning Curves, Make A Move, Oloibiri retold, Dise’s Secret, Once, Once Upon a Wish, Dinner, Chasing Hanifa, White Knight, Lost Café, to mention but a few. TV series in his credit include Taxi, Ali, Maigida, The Tai Show, The Dr. Ketch Show, Healthy Tips with Dr. Ketch, Magnus Kpakol gVA etc.

He also has a flair for documentaries where he has produced and directed biographies for icons like Arunma Oteh (DG of Securities and Exchange Commission), Rev. Kola Ewuosho (Founding Pastor – Fountain of Wisdom Ministries) and OSAS@50; a biopic of the MD and founder of Osas & Oseji (one of Nigeria’s leaders in the real estate business). He also produces documentaries and message tools for some international NGOs and organizations like WaterAid, ESSPIN, Sesame Square Nigeria, Sesame Workshop New York, Cultural Institut Francais Nigeria, Global Missions Board, Securities & Exchange Commission, Betterlife, HomeVida and more.

Chris Odeh co-­‐owns two indigenous content production companies Ibuzor Studios (Igbo TV and film production company) and Project Arewa (Hausa TV & film production company), these companies provide top-­‐notch content for major Pay-tv platforms like Africa Magic, GoTV, Startimes, MYTV and AMC. He is also the founder and lead coordinator of Filmville Club; a film club for kids and teens with mandate to prepare the next generation of African filmmakers.


Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu is a Lagos―based brand & innovation strategist and versatile writer, who has written TV and film content with local and international cast. She began her career as an Associate Producer of a Pan-African TV show, Moments with Mo. A few of her screenwriting credits include Ebonylife TV’s short films, Dise’s Secret and Once Upon a Wish; Amaka Igwe Studio’s TV series, VIP; Iroko TV’s feature film, Trapped! and Africa Magic’s rave TV series, Hush.

Her first novel, Domestication of Munachi, a full length comedic novel depicting the irony of women, society and marriage, was published earlier this year by the notable publishers, Parresia Books.

Ifesinachi was educated at Queens College, Lagos, and then at the University of Benin where she obtained a B.A. in Fine and Applied Arts. Ifesinachi also holds a Master’s degree in Marketing Communications from the Pan-African University, where she graduated top of her class. She has written several short stories, some of which have been published in Sentinel Nigeria, the African Roar Anthology and Saraba Magazine.

This would be her second year serving as a script consultant and on the jury of the National Film & Integrity Awards―HomeVida.

Sam Uche

Sam Uche Anyamele is a multi-lingual multiple award winning and multi-talented performing artiste cum instrumentalist, an Actor/Director, a Motivator, Mogul, Model, M.C (Compere par Excellence). With membership at various related allied associations in the Creative Community/ Culture Sector. He was at a time a Regional Judge/Artistic Director for the rested Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO 2010) and an Associate Producer for The Next Movie Star, 2012 both programs are T.V. reality shows that have identified, trained and groomed young vibrant talents/artistes in the Entertainment Industry and the Arts and Culture Sector at large. This would be his second year serving on the HomeVida jury.


Ebele Enebeli is a renowned script writer and film maker. A graduate of Dramatic Arts from the Obafemi Awolowo University and Film making from the New York Film Academy, Ebele has written for major TV Series such as; African Magic telenovela Hush, Superstory, Alison Stand (Season 2), Spider and Dear Mother amongst others.

She is also the head writer and associate producer of AMVCA nominated Igbo series “Nduka”.

Watch out for the next post revealing the winners of the 2016 Homevida Short Script Competition!

2016 Homevida Call for Directors is here!

Call for DirectorsThe 2016 Homevida Call for Directors is here again!

We are looking for young creative film directors between the ages of 18-35 to be part of the production of the winning scripts from the 2016 Short Film Competition.

Interested filmmakers should send their CV and a link to a sample of their work (showreel, short film, short creative video) of no longer than 10 minutes to

Deadline for submission is 28th August 2016

For more info call: 08036267188

The 2016 Homevida Short Script Competition is here!!!

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The HomeVida Call for Scripts is here again!

Are you a Nigerian between 16-30 years of age? Are you creative in your imagination, artistic in your imagery and profound in your thinking? Then this message is for you!

HomeVida is calling on all young and creative Nigerians to send their original scripts that creatively demonstrate;


Winners will get a cash prize of N100, 000 and gifts packs each and also take part in a one-day seminar hosted by some of Nollywood’s best directors, screen writers and filmmakers.

To send your original scripts, please visit to upload your entries.

Entries close August 25, 2016.

HomeVida, Promoting Integrity Values Through Film.