related Nollywood actor Andy Chukwu unveils "National Peace and Unity" Documentary

Nollywood actor Andy Chukwu unveils "National Peace and Unity" Documentary

"It is a common knowledge that tribe, ethnicity, and religion have divided us more than they should have united us. Often times, the songs of war, violence and separation are so deafening that one wonders if Nigeria will ever remain a united nation. There is fear too that Nigerians hardly co-exist or co-habit peacefully."

The above words being part of the speech by Andy Chukwu, veteran Nollywood actor, filmmaker and the National Vice-President of the Ambassadors Of Voice Of Change Initiative Nigeria (AVCIN) at the unveiling of his documentary.

The documentary titled: "National Peace and Unity" was premiered on Friday, January 17, 2020, at Ojez Restaurant, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

The "National Peace and Unity" was produced by the AVCIN to dispel the negative narratives about Nigeria, especially on social media, that Nigerians do not live in peace in places other than their states of origin.

The AVCIN undertook the national peace and unity project to show peaceful co-existence among Nigerians across the cities and towns in the country.

The peace project took AVCIN to five states, Kano, Enugu, Cross River, Bauchi, Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, where Nigerians from all sectors were interviewed to hear from them on how they have been co-inhabiting peacefully.

Speaking further at the event, Andy Chukwu said though there are may be pockets of problems in Nigeria as typical of humans, but the issues are usually exaggerated on media.

Andy Chukwu
He urged Nigerians to stop the spread of fake news and hate speech through social media and avoid tendencies that will bring violence and anarchy in the country. Rather, Nigerians should spread the message of peace, unity and brotherliness.

Andy Chukwu said the Ambassadors Of Voice Of Change Initiative Nigeria was formed in 2017 with veteran actor Clem Ohameze as the National President.

He said non-partisan body was established for the 'purpose of initiating change in our national life - in the political , social, economic and cultural contexts."

To continually accomplish their objectives of achieving a societal change through attitudinal behaviour and reorientation, the AVCIN engage in community mobilization, public awareness, collaborations and outreach programmes.

For AVCIN, the aim is to ensure that Nigerians live freely, peacefully and united wherever they choose to reside within the country.  The body collaborate with strategic partners, groups, relevant government agencies, NGOs, Civil Society, Faith Based and Security Organisations to ensure that a good number of people get their message of peace and unity.

In 2017, the AVCIN also organized a very successful peace and unity concerts in Jos, Plateau and Minna, Niger states to educate the youths to live in peace and stay away from violence.

Andy Chukwu said the first phase of the AVCIN's documentary on national peace and unity will be made available online soon and more to be released later this year.

The event anchored by media personality Mathew Nwankwo had in attendance veteran Nollywood practitioners, Emeka Enyiocha, national publicity secretary of AVCIN, Ejike Asiegbu, Chidi Nwokeabia, Okoro Nwachukwu (O King), Peter Andy Aboyi, Charles Inojie and Chief (Mrs.) Evelyn Okere Onyung, entrepreneur and former vice-presidential candidate.

All the speakers at the event frowned at spread of fake news and hate speeches on social and the need to educate Nigerian youths on the danger of raising false alarm.

See photos from the event.


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