EHIZOYA GOLDEN ENTERTAINMENT e.V - PROFILE
We are organizers of Nollywood Film Festival Germany – NFFG as well as it's sister event Nollywood Europe Golden Awards - NEGA.
NFFG has grown to become a viable platform designed for Nollywood (Nigerian/African) film makers to showcase their movies to Europeans and Nollywood lovers in the Diaspora.
In fact it is a veritable educational tool for learning about African culture by African children in the Diaspora.
Nollywood Europe Golden Awards - NEGA Awards, which comes up as a closing ceremony of NFFG event in every last week of July and August annually.
It is designed to honour Nollywood stakeholders, and those in the performing arts (both in Africa and in the Diaspora and has also been expanded to recognize the artistic support and philanthropy of outstanding politicians and business men and women both in Africa and beyond in the area of culture and tourism taking note of their direct and indirect impact upon the African continent and the rest of the world with the Nigeria film industry in particular thereby shaping it into what it has grown to become today.
Before the coming of NFFG/NEGA in 2012 with an event held at Essen, Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V had been organizing Nollywood cultural road shows and events since 2002.
It was in 2014 that NFFG and NEGA events birthed in Frankfurt, Germany in alliance with Hessen State Ministry of Arts and Culture – (Städt Frankfurt Kulturamt), Frankfurt Höchst FilmForum Kino, Nigeria Embassy – Berlin, Germany, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria - Frankfurt, Germany and of course, the Nigeria Community Frankfurt Am Main e.V to name but a few.
We have been actively contributing culturally to project Africa's positive image and advancing the synergy between Europe and Africa in general and with Germany and Nigeria in particular as our focal point courtesy of our cultural and entertainment activities.
With years of experience under our belt we have been able to digitalize Berlin. Essen and now Frankfurt as the muti-cultural HUB for Africans across Europe with our activities.
Like a powerful magnetic force, we have been able to pull the crème de la crème of the diverse diplomatic community across the globe to Frankfurt for our annual events.
In no particular order among those who have graced our events, we can include but not limited to: His Excellency CG Ambassador Wahab A. Akande, Senator Donzella James of Atlanta Georgia, USA, Hollywood film maker Queen Blessing Ose Itua PHD -( Goodwill Ambassador At-Large to the United Nations, award-winning Development Advocate and a recipient of President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Service), His Excellency, Ambassador Abdul Rimdap (rtd) UK, His Excellency Ambassador Ejinaka John (rtd) New York, His Excellency, Hon. Yusuf Maitama Tuggar; Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, H. E, Lt. Gen. F. G. Sibamba, former Zambia, Amb, H.E, Mr. R. I. Alhas,san, former Ghana Amb to Germany, CDA, H. E, Baba Wakil Nigeria's former acting Amb to Germany, Nigeria former Ambassador to Greece, H.E, Prof, S.O Agbi PhD, Prof. Andrew Haruna, the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Gashua, Yobe State, Nigeria, Prof. Stephania A A. Alofuokhai-Ghogomu (JP), Educationist/Linguist and Migration Expert, Berlin, Germany.
The list also includes top Africa film and music mega stars as well as Europe based stars to name but a few who have all honoured our invitations to Germany to grace our events.
So many scholars have written books on our cultural promotion successes in Germany, with a plethora of awards across the world to show for our humble efforts in promoting integration with our activities and movies.
Founded in Berlin since 2002 by Isaac Izoya Cultural Ambassador, an Esan, Edo State born Nigerian German based actor, movies producer, showbiz pundit, script writer and Journalist. The organization – has been using Nollywood in particular and entertainment in general as a medium to unearth the hidden artistic talents and promote Nigeria (African) cultural heritage on road shows across Europe before upgrading to NFFG and NEGA events in Frankfurt since 2014:
We have taken over 100 top stars of both Ghana and Nigeria A-List Nollywood, comedians and Hip Hop stars exposing them across Europe believing that the exposure of artistes is veritable vehicle for influencing humanity, culture and the people’s mentality.
Some of the artistes who have benefited on such tours include prominent Nollywood icons; Patience Ozokwor a.k.a Mama G, Ramsey Nouah, Jim Iyke, Jackis Appiah, Mercy Johnson, Nadia Buari, Emeka Ike, Benedict Johnson, Charles Inojie,, Ngozi Ezeonu, Frederick Leonard, Uju Okoli, Mary Uche, Zeb Ejiro, Francis Duru, Empress Njamah, Nkeiruka Sylvanus, Jim Iyke, Desmond Elliot, Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme a.k.a Aki and PawPaw, John Okafor (a.k.a. Mr Ibu), Victor Osuagwu (a.k.a. One Dollar), Francis Duru, Bishop Okon, Cynthia Agholor etc.
Aproko, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basket Mouth, Julius Agwu, Francis Agoda a.k.a I Go Dye, Ogbolosingha, Sheddi Baba, Maleke, Gordon, Gandoki, (Kenneth Oviahon R.I.P)
Timaya, Kiss Daniel, 2Face/2Baba, Don VS, Olu Maintain aka Yahoozee, NigaRaw, J. Martins, Kingsley Elikpo aka Zeez, Bernard Ohenhen, BigBen, Deacon/Mr/s Palmer Omoruyi, MacoRas, Edo Sons of Legends, Emperor Wadada, 24Bits and Maleke to mention only but a few. A record that remained unbroken by any African entertainer in EU Nations till date.
The success of our annual events across Europe since 2002 cannot be over emphasized. Our marks in Nigeria entertainment industry speak volume.
“Isaac Izoya, the founder of Ehizoya Golden Entertainment and the first Actor/Producer of Nollywood movie in Germany titled: SINNERS IN THE HOUSE as directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasue, will surely come first in the aspect of uniting the African entertainment industry with Africans in Europe. This did not only pave way for a lot of artistes but has now engendered a film festival and awards gala aptly called Nollywood Film Festival Germany, NFFG and Nollywood Europe Golden Awards, NEGA” events in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany.
Credited with Cultural Ambassador award in Hamburg, Germany due to his exploits in the productions of cross cultural movies and integration shows which has seen several Nigerian movie stars and comedians exporting their wares to their Europe based fans. With these Integration shows and as the first person ever in German history that produced/starred and premièred - Nollywood film in Berlin, Germany March 1st, 2003. Isaac Izoya has since then made a name for himself by producing or starring in several titles including “UNKNOWN WHITE MALE” (Hollywood movies - with Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger). French TV commercial film” Berlinalle short film and German film with German legend Rolf Eden – “Final Farewell” - Abschiedstournee. Nollywood movies – Sinners In The House, Home And Abroad, Love In Berlin, Zero Your Mind, Saving The crown, Sins of Seductions, Fortunes Card, Run! But you can’t Hide, Final Solution, Mrs Adams and over 10 series of comedy films” to name but a few (see youtube; “Ehizoya Golden Entertainment - EGETV” for some).
Below are records of some of our success stories…
THE BIG WINNERS OF NOLLYWOOD NFFG AND NEGA 2022.
NOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL MOVIES:
"HEROES OF AFRICA" (Ghana).
Produced by Zion Train & Directed by: Frank Fiifi Gharbin (Ghana)
"GBEGE! THE FIRST SON SAGA". (Nigeria)
Produced & Directed by: Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
"SON OF MERCY" (Nigeria/UK)
Produced & Directed by: Amen Goodluck Imasuen
Best Sound Track
NOLLYWOOD EUROPE GOLDEN AWARDS NEGA
BEST EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AWARD.
NOLLYWOOD LEGEND AWARD
LANCELOT ODUWA IMASUEN
BEST NIGERIA CREATIVE COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR.
IGBOMGBO GIFT LOVEDAY
PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE IN REAL ESTATE
ONI-ORISA R.J. DAVID
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
NOLLYWOOD OUTSTANDING ACTOR”
BEST CREATIVE ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
OKOLI OBIANUJU CYNTHIA
OUTSTANDING CHARACTER ACTRESS
OUTSTANDING DIASPORA CULTURE PROMOTER
OSAROBO DICKSON IGBINOSUN
EXCELLENT HUMANITARIAN EMPLOYER AWARD
LIVING LEGEND OF ESANLAND
EMPEROR WADADA P. A. AIKORE
LIST OF PAST RECIPIENTS OF NOLLYWOOD EUROPE GOLDEN AWARDS - NEGA;
NOLLYWOOD STARS: (ACTOR/PRODUCERS/DIRECTORS)
PATIENCE OZOKWO (aka Mama G)
BISHOP IMAN OKON
EBIGIESON QUEEN BLESSING
JACKIE APPIAH (Ghana Actress)
NADIA BUARI – Ghana Actress
CHARLES INOJIE (Actor/Director)
LANCELOT ODUWA (Producer/Director)
OSUAGWU VICTOR IFEANYICHUKWU (aka One Dollar)
OSITA IHEME (Pawpaw)
OKAFOR ZIK ZULU (2012 Association of Movie Producers - President)
EMELONYE OBI, (Producer/Director; United Kingdom)
OGUNJIOFOR OKECHUKWU POLYCARP (Produce of Nollywood 1st movie)
DOUBLE A ENTERTAINMENT (HOLLAND)
WERNER DOROTHEE Berlin
ADEDEJI OLAMIDE GBENGA Gandoki – Standup Comedian)
TONY MOFE – (Gandoki – Standup Comedian)
QUEEN BLESSING O. ITUA – (Hollywood Star, Author and Chief of Staff to Senator D. James, USA)
POLITICAL & DIPLOMATIC FIGURES;
HIS EXCELLENCY, AMBASSADOR ABDUL BIN RIMDAP retd London, UK
HIS EXCELLENCY, AMBASSADOR. JOHN CHIKA EJINAKA. Frankfurt, Germany & New York USA
HIS EXCELLENCY, AMB HABIB BABA HABU New York
HER EXCELLENCY, SENATOR DONZELLA JAMES, (Democratic senator representing Metropolitan Atlanta's 35th District of Georgia),
SIR MIKE MBAMA OKIRO IGP rtd, CFR, NPM, mni.Chairman
MRS CHARITY OBUAH – Humanitarian/ Orphanages Foundation
MR .UMEJURU ISAAC – Peace Advocate
CHIEF ONYEMA ANTONY AJIDUAH - London UK
CHIMEZIE EBI – Youth Empowerment
- DONALD PETERSON“CEO Richfield Group - Abuja
- PAULYN JANSEN (CEO AYF, Bonn, Germany)
- VICTOR NJINMAH OTUNBA (Group Chairman at Njinmah Foundation, Germany)
BENJAMIN JAMES (Hoffenheim Jr Team Bundesliga Football Coach - Germany)
STEVE OLU (CEO - Vigiscope EK GmbH, Germany)
ALHAJI MONSURU ADELEKAN – Excellence in Humanitarian Services
ROSALYN DRESSMAN (President African Union Tide, Dortmund, Germany)
INNOCENT IDIBIA (aka 2Face/2Baba)
KISS DANIEL – Musician
DON VS – Musician - Italy
EHIMARE FESTUS EROMOSELE. G-Worldwide Label Dirtor
LOUIZA WILLIAMS – Kiss daniel manager
LOVE ITOYA – Musician, Greece
OMOROGBE EFE – 2Baba Manager
IWENJORA FREDRICK OBIORA: (Vanguard Newspaper, Lagos, Nigeria)
SHIABU HUSSEINI: (Guardian Newspaper, Lagos, Nigeria)
EMEDOLIBE NGOZI ERASMUS: - (Mirror Newspaper, Lagos, Nigeria)
AKANDE OLUSEGUN VICTOR: (The Nation Newspaper, Lagos, Nigeria)
NWAGBARA CHARLES NWAKERENDU: (High Society Magazine. Lagos, Nigeria)
FEMI AWONIYI: The African Courier magazine, Germany
ELVIS IRUH (The Voice - TV Magazine Holland)
CYPRIAN JASSON: Nollywood Radio/TV France etc.
DAIRO ABIDEMI EMMANUEL (Channels TV. Lagos, Nigeria)
SOME NOTABLE BOOKS BY SCHOLARS ON ISAAC IZOYA CULTURAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS - COURTESY OF NOLLYWOOD
Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres
Author: Jonathan Haynes USA
Behind The Scene - Inside European Production Culture (Exporting Nollywood - A. Jedlowski. Paris, France)
Author. A. Jedlowski, Edited by Petr Szczepanik and Patrick Vonderau
Nollywood in the Diaspora: An exploratory study on transnational aesthetics
Author. Sophie Samyn.
Master Kunstwetenschappen, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Female Narratives in Nollywood Melodramas
By Elizabeth Johnson, Donald Culverson
Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video
By Matthias Krings
Nollywood; The Billion Dollars Money Zone
By Cyprian Jasson
Mr. Izoya´s untiring contributions to Nollywood Film industry as well and the propagation of African cultural heritage via Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V he founded is well documented. His contribution has been acknowledged by a number of awards of excellence he has received. Some of the awards he has received include the following;
- 2004 - Cultural Ambassador Award Certificate by Association of African Ambassadors in Berlin
- 2004 - African Macro Entertainment Certificate of Merit, Berlin, Germany
- 2005 - Nomination by Association of Movie Producers to represent their interest in Europe,
- 2007 - Nollywood Outstanding Personalities Award NOPA by National Association of Movie Journalist NAMOJ, Lagos, Nigeria.
- 2008 - Kultural Ambassador Media Award KAMA by African Heritage/Media Consult, Hamburg, Germany.
6) 2009 March 18th, Represented Nollywood for panel discussion at the Fribourg International Film Festival FIFF, Switzerland.
7) 2009 November; Babylon/German Federal Film Board (Filmförderungsanstalt-FFA) Film Workshop in Berlin.
8). 2012 - The Voice African Achievers Award, Amsterdam, Holland.
9). 2012 - Nominee for Adler Award as African Best Entertainment/Producer In Europe by African Youth Foundation – AYF. Bonn, Germany. etc,
10) 2015 – Ambassador Of Entertainment Award – by Nollywood – Actor Guild of Nigeria - AGN, Lagos
11) 2015 – Nigeria Entertainment Promoters In Diaspora Award – Nollywood – Saving Life for Africa Diabetes Foundation - SLAD, Lagos, Nigeria.
12) 2016 Queen of Nollywood Excellence & Leadership Award. Ludwigshafen, Germany.
13) 2017 – Butterfly Award, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany.
14) 2017 – Diamond Recognition Award - Hamburg, Germany.
15) 2018 Distinctive Honours Awards – Antwerp, Belgium
16) 2019 ADMA Honorary Award – Holland
17) 13th June 2021 Lagos - SAFETY AMBASSADORS in Nigeria by TSA/GBV
18) 23rd Oct, 2021: Izoya: Nollywood Film Festival Germany NFFG won The Best African Festival In Germany. Organised by Ortel Mobile and AfroNews.
Awards still counting because.... “THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!!”