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Mercy Johnson’s Publicist,Samuel Olatunji Launch Nollywood Reporter

Something new is coming to town. Something different, unique and juicy! No, it’s not your favourite smoothie, it’s even better. It is
*TheNollywoodReporter.com* (TNR). Get ready to be blown away with every inside detail Nollywood has to offer. From highflying interviews to behind-the-scene gist, *The Nollywood Reporter* will be inundating you with exclusive content in and around Nigeria’s film industry. The website has been simply crafted to suit all types of browsers and devices so you can easily reach all of that real juicy Nollywood stuff you’ve been craving.

TNR can be accessed via www.thenollywoodreporter.com on a daily basis, and it will have an all-gloss, all-colour quarterly periodical in the mode of Thisday Style. The website was launched on Friday, January 10, 2014.

Speaking on the new initiative, Samuel Olatunji who the consulting Editor-in-Chief (EIC) said TNR is an idea whose time has come. ‘Seriously, Nollywood deserves more than what it got. What we have so far is commendable but being the second largest in the world should enjoy premium attention, depth, fact and treated as serious business that it is. Almost every Nigerian has a surface idea of Nollywood. *TNR* is here to change all of that.

The West African movie industry which is arguably the second largest in the world has more depth than most critics make it appear! Most blogs and online platforms in Nigeria are synonymous to general news, music and unfounded gossip. With most websites today, many just sit and expect ‘the usual’ characterized with treated promo photos. Little or no attention is given to major players other than the A-list actors except when there’s some scandal or a fashion flop.

But in reality there’s more to Nigeria’s world of movies than meets the eye. *TheNollyWoodReporter.com* has been crafted to bring to you the real deal in fine detail. It will combine classical tabloid style with simple style of writing and hold the ideals of journalism close to heart. It is a new dawn for Nollywood’.

*TNR* is a media platform poised to entertain and inform movie buffs, critics and fans with real time news at the click of a mouse. It is owned by media and management company *Prestige Platform* and has a lean team dedicated to giving the very best of Nollywood content that can’t be found anywhere else.

Speaking on the choice of Samuel Olatunji as pioneering (EIC), Miss. Toun Egbemode, the consulting public relations officer says, it’s a round peg in a round hole. ‘Samuel Olatunji, popularly known as Bigsam is a round peg in a round hole. He’s coming on board as a consultant with wealth of experience that money cannot possibly buy’.

He started journalism with Treasure People Magazine before moving to Independent where he built a cult following with in-your-face interviews. He joined The Sun Newspaper where his weekly entertainment pages became reference point in and out of the industry. His hard work paid off, the management promoted him within a record time to the position of Group Deputy Entertainment Editor.

He resigned to start a media firm that has worked with some big names, brands and event in the industry. He has won a couple of awards and consulted for Omotola, Funke Akindele, Ini Edo, Rita Dominic, Uche Jombo, Mercy Johnson, Basketmouth, Obi Emelonye, Chineze Anyaele, Dayo Amusa, Foluke Daramola, Shuga Band, Genesis Cinema, FilmHouse, Ozone Cinema, Anchor Baby, Music Meets Runway, Fela on the Broadway, Hennessy Artistry, Emem Isong and many others

‘I thank the management of Prestige Platform for reposing such huge confidence in me. This will be a big challenge. I hope we will be able to recreate magic of the past, elevate the present and influence the future. The team I met on ground is committed and driven. Within record time, TNR should be talk of the town’.