The launching train of Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma’s new book, Trends in Nollywood: A Study of Selected Genres, an incisive work on the contemporary Nigerian film industry, moves to Yenagoa, the capital city of Bayelsa State, with the Chairman of the Governing Board of National Council for Arts & Culture, Professor Nelson Brambaifa, as Chairman of the Occasion.
A press release signed by Caleb Nor, on behalf of the Central Planning Committee (CPC), states that, the Bayelsa launch of the book, which will take place at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Thursday, 18th December, 2014 by 11am, will have the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency Hon. Seriake Dickson, and first Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha, as Chief Guest of Honour and Special Guest of Honour, respectively.
The release further disclosed that, while the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd) will serve as Guest of Honour, the Executive Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, will be the Book Presenter.
Meanwhile, Professor ABC Duruaku of the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, will be the Book Reviewer, while Obigbo Mikimiki 1 of Opume Kingdom of Bayelsa State, King Dr. A.J. Turner, will be the Chief Host.
It will be recalled that the book, Trends in Nollywood, written by the erudite scholar, cultural administrator and Executive Secretary/CEO, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, is a product of painstaking field research between 2004 and 2007 on Nollywood, and has been presented in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria.
The Bayelsa launch of the book is informed by the fact that, apart from being the home of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), there is the need to take the book to the place where Ayakoroma carved a niche as an accomplished theatre and cultural administrator in Nigeria.