SMA – 2016: More Big-Screen Stars To Attend The Special Movies Award

The much awaited event of the year, the Special Movies Award is just a week away happening live at Coco Ocean Resort & Spa, Senegambia, The Gambia on 30th September, 2016. And guess what! More Big-Screen Stars have confirmed their attendance.

Awal Abdulfatai Rahmat is a dynamic, proactive and spontaneously creative young man who in his early 30’s has worthwhile experience in TV content management, media business development and media marketing communications with prowess in creating bespoke entertaining, exciting and engaging TV and radio contents.

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He gained his experience in media business by working with Digital Interactive Media Limited; producers of The Next Movie Star, Supermom Reality TV show, Excite on TV, Dormitory 8, Mama Bomboy and many other brands. He has worked in various capacities in the media shop as Head of Programmes, Head, Operations and Projects, Group Head, Business Development, Producer, Associate Producer, and also Project Executive in his early days in Media business. He has also represented the company in top executive meetings, media briefings, award events and forums.

Awal Abdulfatai Rahmat

Awal has worked with renowned corporate clients and companies like Procter and Gamble (P&G), MTN Nigeria, Coca Cola Nigeria, Dufill Foods, Promasidor, Reckitt Benckiser, Glo, Airtel, Etisalat and many more. He has also worked with media agencies like Media Reach OMD, Media Perspectives, MediaShare, Mediacomm, StarcomMedia and more.

He pioneered creative ideas and initiatives like “The African Child and St. Valentine” Project 2009; a unique idea to touch the lives of African youths about the true perception of the Valentine’s Day. He also initiated “Touch A Life, Africa” a non-governmental movement in conjunction with House of Rahmah to give the helpless and less privilege the right to proper health and education by enrolling less privilege children to nursery schools, vocational classes and providing supports for them against malaria and typhoid fever.
“when it comes to dreams, one may falter but the ONLY way to fail is for one to abandon them”

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He moved to South Africa in December 2013 to join, then Planet Radio TV (Planet TV) channel 328 on Dstv as Producer and Sponsorship Executive. A year later, he registered his company McAwal Concerns Productions in South Africa, an arm of McAwal Concerns Ventures Nigeria. The Company has been making films and producing TV contents for some African TV stations to mention: StarSat South Africa, AzamTV Tanzania, eTV South Africa, SwaziTV Swaziland, ZukuTV Kenya, and many more. They are the producers of BoomBox, Glamazons, Excite Zambezi, Ladies First (Femme Diaries), The Commune Drama Series, Studio1205, FreshOut, The Chronicles TV Series, and Descent; the movie.

Awal is vast in all sects of TV content Production and Management, creating entertaining programmes on various media platforms that will engage viewers to an experience. He has the prowess to simplified Production; Less production funds but best quality with world class standard, to produce Premium, exclusive, entertaining and engaging TV formats and contents with panache, World Class Station Identity and brand representation, create marketing communications ideas and formats for advertisers’ brand building communications, converge traditional and new media in production and TV projects, initiate and implement 360 degrees approach to TV content development, deployment and management and create exportable African Contents that will easily find the right markets within and beyond borders and many more.

He has bagged; B.A Hons English & Literature; University of Lagos 2006, Oracle Database Administration on Solaris OS NIIT, Lagos 2009/2010, Certificate of Participation 2012; Creative Tai-Chi [Art, Copy, Inspiration, Presentation & Strategy], Project Management & Business Analyses Certificate; ESI International UK 2013.

Awal Abdulfatai Rahmat
MD/CEO, McAwal Concerns Productions Ltd

Chibuzor Nwankwo

With over 10years experience in TV and film production, Chibuzor’s extensive and comprehensive hands-on production as well as content management had made him grow within the two giant production industries in Africa; Nigeria and South Africa.
After completing his certificate degree in Audio-Visual Communications at JB Casting Institute, he went further to study The Arts of TV & Digital Production, Advertising at AAA School of Advertising.

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Raised in a previously disadvantaged township in Nigeria, Chibuzor Nwankwo has a great appreciation for cultural diversity and struggle stories that Africa and the world has to offer. This breathes colour, life and true meaning into the creative briefs that he conceptualizes and stories he wishes to tell the rest of the world.

As the pioneer and principal of AQ Entertainment which is a registered film Production Company in South Africa, he has driven a pan African project entitled “Descent” which features Nollywood legend; Zack Orji and South Africa superstar Matt Stern. Under same umbrella, he has financed other pan African projects such as “The Chronicles” amongst others.

Chibuzor who happens to feature in some of this production has been able to breathe life into exciting TV projects across Africa. He is passionate and well equipped with the right mind to identifying African talent and promoting her culture and tradition.

Time: Red carpet begins 7.00pm

Venue: Coco Ocean Resort & Spa, Senegambia, The Gambia

For more enquiries please call +220 7007210 7294702 3702422 9218375 7541114 SMA celebrating excellence in films taking the Gambia films to the next level….

Be there and have fun!!!

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