Invest Gambia, Jim Ikye ink multimillion dollar deal
Friday, June 15, 2012
Gambia, an investment company in The Gambia recently signed a multimillion
dollar deal with Jim Ikye, a leading Nollywood actor at a signing ceremony held
at Invest Gambia House.
The development came following the 8-day working visit
to the Gambia by the Nigerian actor. The new deal which entails the production
of a film to be titled ‘The Coast’, will probably be the most expensive Gambian
film and will be shot and completed in July 2012. The film, reports added, will
focus on three dynamics namely; Investment and business opportunities that
exist in the country. It will also showcase various life changing opportunities
that exist in The Gambia that are probably not known to many people.
to Ebrima Sanyang, the chairman of Invest Gambia "National Branding"
and "Cultural Diplomacy" is part of institutions strategic fit in
their participation towards the deliverance of Vision 2020. He continued: “More
and more world class films will be shot in The Gambia, if not coming weeks alone,
but definitely months ahead and beyond.
The other benefits, is that, it will also be an opportunity to expose our local Gambian talents into global movie industry. It will also showcase extraordinary beautiful hinter and hidden natural spectacular country that has not always been shown like the Fauna and Flora will be explicitly documented.”
posited that the movie will no doubt showcase the moral and traditional fabrics
of this beautiful country as well as retain the nation’s "natural habitat
for all and sundry". The
audition date, according to the release, will be announced in via the media in
the coming days, whilst planned post-production premier of the movie entitled
‘The Coast’ will be held in Gambia, London, Stockholm and New Yorkand simultaneously later in the year
and into the new year.
Invest Gambia has committed to three simultaneous films deal with Jim Iyke
whilst establishment of a Joint Venture Gambian Film Production company
(Musketeers Production) has also been agreed and inked. “The movie is also in
support of the visions, policies and practical initiatives of His Excellency
Professor Alh Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh towards the deliverance of Vision 2020 and
beyond in making Gambia a world class destination, to invest, work and live.
Indeed this achievement should also be shared by all Gambians and friends of The Gambia. The Gambia is a beautiful nation that deserves the best; and we should all be proud of development milestones,” the release further stated.
Author: Sheriff Janko