RMD Productions Limited in conjunction with BookCraft Africa on Sunday 25th March 2018 unveiled ‘Disowned’, a collection of short stories written by one of their talents, Nina Iphechukwude Anyianuka. The high-profile event took place at the prestigious literary and arts haven Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos and had in attendance deeply intellectual celebrities and high brow business executives, select media and literary enthusiasts.
Bola Atta, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing Director UBA Group. Emeka Mba, immediate past DG National Broadcasting Commission. Biola Alabi, former MD Mnet Africa and CEO B.A Media. Victoria Uwadoka, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager Nestle Nigeria. Multiple Award Winning Veteran Actress Joke Silva. TV Presenter and Editor-in-Chief TW Magazine, Adesuwa Onyenokwe. Top Nollywood Actress Shaffy Bello. Actress and Good Causes Activist, Kate Henshaw. TV Host and Award Winning Actress Ireti Doyle. Serial Entrepreneur and Business Woman, Annette Cole. Actors Ramsey Nouah and Deyemi Okanlawon. TV Presenter and Actress Michelle Dede. Highly Acclaimed Film Director and Producer, Tope Oshin. Amazing Amazon Initiative Founder, Mercy Makinde. Media Entrepreneur, Debola Williams. Lawyer and Arts Entrepreneur, Bolanle Austen-Peters. Award Winning Actresses, Ufuoma McDermott, Chioma Akpotha and Lala Akindoju and much more were in attendance.
Speaking at the event, Bola Atta, (Group Corporate Communications and Marketing Director UBA Group) described the book ‘Disowned’ as intense and eye-opening and the author as a brilliant writer. The event was filled with an outpouring of accolades, as one speaker after the other had nothing but praises for the author who has been described as extremely talented. Actor and President, RMD Productions Limited, Richard Mofe-Damijo explained that no book has affected him the way ‘Disowned’ did, saying the issues in the book are profoundly deep and troubling and should make everybody stand up and say no institutionalized silence when it comes to sexual violence against women and children.
The author, Nina Anyianuka told the 9-year journey to ‘Disowned’ and broke down as she recalled her experiences speaking to young girls who had been sexually violated. A Creative and Style Director, this debut author has her hand in a lot of pies and will soon be staring in a new TV Series. ‘Disowned’ is published by BookCraft Africa and can be bought from Terra Kulture, VI, Jazz Hole, Ikoyi, Lanterna VI, Quintessence, Parkview Ikoyi.
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