Nollywood filmmaker Chika Onu Gets PhD

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Nollywood filmmaker, Christian Chika Onu, has received his PhD in Film Studies at the 2015 convocation ceremony of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Dr. Christian Chika Onu also studied filmmaking at the highly esteemed Colorado Film School in Denver, United States.

Described as an outstanding achiever with numerous awards since he won the first prize in the J. F. Kennedy International Essay Competition in 1973, Onu was the President of the Oak Theatre during his undergraduate years at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). He was also the Associate Editor of The Muse Departmental Magazine.

In 1979, he won the British Council Award for the Best Creative Writer (University Press); Prime Director Award by Video/Film marketers in 2002; Member, Movie Makers Hall of Fame, Abuja in 2006; Pioneer Director Award Best of the Best (BOBTV) Expo, Abuja in 2008 and many other accolades of which the most recent are the 2014 TV and Film Achievement Award by Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA) in August and Life Time Achievement Award in Cinema by Nollywood Africa Film Critics Awards (NAFCA), Los Angeles in September, 2014.

He is the director of famous Nollywood movies, Living in Bondage 2, Glamour Girls, Peacemaker and other popular movies for which he has won many awards in Nigeria and America. He is the co-author of Nak-ed Beauty, said to be the first Nigerian screenplay to be published and sold as book.

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