Comrade Frank Ikegwuonu is a Nigerian publisher, editor, filmmaker, social affairs analyst, PR and events management guru.
In 2003 he established the Nollywood Excellence and Leadership Awards (a.k.a The Nelas Academy Awards) as part of his annual publication titled “Nigerian Entertainment Who is who Encyclopedia” at the Artist Village, National Theatre Lagos in collaboration with the Actors Guild of Nigeria under the leadership of AGN president Ejike Asiegbu, Directors Guild of Nigeria under the leadership of the then DGN president Fidelis Duker, and the Association of Movie producers under the leadership of AMP president Madu Chikwendu..
He is also the president and founder of the Queen of Nollywood Academy where young talented women are given the platform to showcase their creative talents n films and Tv series, and the annual Queen of Nollywood Reality Tv Show. In 2016 the Queen of Nollywood Germany was established with the Nigerian Ambassador and other diplomats and dignitaries in attendance…
Comrade Frank Ikegwuonu has produced 13 feature movies, and 52 episodes of the Queen of Nollywood Tv series… His Magazine publication, The Nelas Top 100 Most Influential Personalities, the “Nigerian Entertainment Who is who Encyclopedia”, and the “Top 100 Nollywood Celebrities & filmmakers” has been in worldwide circulation since 2003 promoting and educating the public with exclusive information about Nollywood and the Nigerian creative industry practitioners, ensuring that the rich and diverse experiences of their everyday lives are well documented for posterity.
The purpose of the Nelas Top 100 Most Influential Personalities, the “Nigerian Entertainment Who is who Encyclopedia”, and the “Top 100 Nollywood Celebrities & filmmaker” is to collect, preserve, interpret, and display articles of artistic and cultural significance for the education of the general public especially fans, critics and researchers of the Pan-African socio-cultural events, personalities and achievements.
For the Nollywood Excellence and Leadership Awards (a.k.a The Nelas Academy Awards) Mr. Ikegwuonu seek to award personalities who have distinguished themselves in their areas of expertise and position of leadership, also people whose ideas, whose contribution, example and talent noted to have transformed and impacted humanity positively.
Mr. Ikegwuonu has received numerous awards and official commendations from the Minister of Information of Nigeria, Federal House of Representatives, Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Nigerian Television Authority, National Film and Video Censors Board, and National Library of Nigeria. Others include the, the Voice of Nigeria, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Directors Guild of Nigeria, Association of Movie Producers, Creative Designers Guild of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Society of Cinematographers.
In 2018 he went into broadcast partnership with NTA-Startimes Network for the broadcast of the Queen of Nollywood Reality Tv Show at the Yankari Game Reserve Bauchi, and the Nollywood Excellence and Leadership Awards (a.k.a The Nelas Academy Awards) in Abuja Nigeria.