Noida: INFA- Indo Nigerian Film Association is one of the first organizations created by Marwah Studios in international relation chapters. Ample has been done since that time. It has given opportunity to Sandeep Marwah to visit Nigeria two times as a state guest and visited Lagos, Abuja, Jos and Kano state.
A brief report was submit to H.E. Major General Chris Sunday Eze High Commissioner of Nigeria to India on his visit to the International Head Quarters of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry at Noida Film City.
“We have trained more than 100 Nigerian in Cinema at AAFT from last 20 years coming from different parts of the Nigeria. The love and affection of my students has given me a title of ‘Father of Nigerian Cinema’. I am more than happy that Nigeria now has become the second biggest film producing country in the World,” expressed Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT and Indo Nigerian Film Association.
History was once again created on the eighth October, 2002 when Mr. GD Akpan, minister counsellor in high commission of Nigeria, formally announced the formation of Indo Nigerian Film Association and appointed Director of Asian Academy of Film & TV as its chairperson. Dr. H. Ekwuazi, Managing Director of Nigeria Film Development Corporation cum Chairperson of National Film Institute of Nigeria his deputy Mr. T. Benibo and Mrs. R. Odey, Executive Director National Film Video Censor Board of Nigeria were designated as the founder members of the association.
The delegates from Nigeria who attended the film courses under United Nation Program included Ishaq sidi ishaq, Mustapha Mustapha, JAMILU Ahmad Yakasai, Bashir Abdullahi rijau, Aminu Muhammad SABO, Bala Anas Babinlata, Salisu balarabe tuku, Usman Adam Yusif, HAUWA Maina, Aliyu Shehu Yakasai, Falalu A Doray, Ibrahim Mandawari, Muhammad Ali Nuhu, Hamisu Lamido Iyantama, Sani labaran Umar (UMAR GOMBE), Faika RAHI, Abdullahi Sani Abdullahi, Mikail bn Hassan and Muhammad Adamu Bifa strengthen the relations.
Visit of renowned people like Prince Ifeanyi Dike Founder and Chairman Board of trustee of Actors Guild of Nigeria. Peter E. A. O. Eguakhide Vice President AGN Asia Chapter, Sam Worlu the former Diplomat, Ms Nene Ibekaku Councellor (Information & Culture) Nigerian High Commission, H.E. Sola Enikanoliaye High Commissioner of Nigeria to India, Chuks Jonathan Chikezie, the first secretary of Nigeria High Commission H.E. Mahesh Sachdev Indian Ambassador to Nigeria made this association a strong one.
H.E. the Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of State of Lagos, Nigeria accompanied by a large team of experts and specialists. HE Dr. Rabio Musa Kwankwaso Governor of Kano State in Nigeria with the delegation had Umar Lawal, Hallu Ibrahim Dantiye, Baffa Babba Danagundi, Ibrahim Yakubu Adamu, Kadafa Lolo Ruth, Adhama Dattijo, Ahmed Rabiu, Aminu Saidu Adhama, Sangayama Mohammed and Varun Bansal who all participated in the conference at Marwah Studios.
A file of activities related to Nigeria under ICMEI was presented to the High Commissioner as a ready reckoner. Later Sandeep Marwah Presented the Patron ship of Indo Nigerian Film Association to H.E. Major General Chris Sunday Eze. High Commissioner also presented the memento to Sandeep Marwah for his untiring contribution to Indo Nigerian Relations.