Top actress cum producer,Lilian Amah-Aluko, is stopping at nothing in actualizing her dream of becoming the next president of the Association of Movie Producers, AMP.
The well rounded thespian, recently declared her intention to run for the prestigious office of the president of the association in their forthcoming election.
Although there are indications that the embattled actress may not be the favoured candidate, she, however, appears undeterred as she gathered the industry stakeholders and eminent Nigerians last Friday, for a fundraising dinner in support of her ambition.
Held at the prestigious Protea Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos, the event was anchored by popular acomedian, Teju Babyface and actor, Bambino Anaechina. It had in attendance the likes of Mrs Oyindamola Ogunsanwo who represented the First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. Ambode, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Sam Obiakheme, Franca Brown, Tunji Bamishigbhin, Alhaji Teju Kareem, Yomi Fash Lasso, Mr and Mrs Sam Boye, Kate Adepegba and Memuna Yahaya. Others were Mrs Jackie Omotosho, Obi Madubuogu, Chief Phillip Odi, Wisdon Nwankwo, Judith Nwachukwu, Agatha Amata, Kalu Ikeagwu, Dan Chris Ebie, Olatunbosun Olaigbe, Franca Brown among others.
In her remark, Aluko, who was inspired by one of Pope Francis quotes said; “I am running for the presidency of our revered, valued, and totally denigrated association because I have identified key areas where I would like to and believe I can make an impact, that will take the association to a different level and bring a huge change to the industry.”
“Having served for two terms as vice president under the leadership of President Emeritus Paul Obazele and the out-going President Mr. Zik Zulu Okafor, I know that steering the ship of this association needs more than any one man can muster. It requires the combined effort of a dynamic team of individuals to table their various skills.”
She added that together with her team, her vision will include working to expand the entire ecosystem for all members thereby lifting ‘our noble association to national and global prominence.’
Lilian presentation, however, was greeted with a standing ovation as many stakeholders at the event extolled her virtues, describing her as “a woman of substance who has the strong will, courage, vision, honesty and rare commitment to succeed as the first female president of Association of Movie Producers, AMP.”
Among them was respected public commentator, Agatha Amata who passionately vouched for her as a go-getter. She therefore, appealed to members of AMP to give her the needed votes that will enable the screen goddess to redirect the association.