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Communication for Change launches five-part documentary film series “RedHOT” featuring Stephanie Okereke, Ty Bello, Cobhams & 14 other artistic minds



Communication for Change recently celebrated leading acts in the Nigerian creative industry. The event which was the premiere of a new five-part documentary film series, featuring some of the best acts of Nigerian visual and performing arts in music and film sectors, was held in June 29 2011 at the Silverbird Cinemas.

The series titled, RedHOT, serves as an exciting feature on selected veterans as well as an expose on the very bright, established and authoritatively budding talents in the country.
Filmed over a two-year period, the documentary is a description of the life and work of 17 amazing Nigerian artists, discovering their inspiration.

Renowned Nollywood actor and director, Stephanie Okereke was, along with other creative veteran painter and printmaker Bruce Onobrakpeya, painter Kainebi Osahenye, mixed media artist and scholar Nnenna Okore, top flight musician and photographer Ty Bello, engaging dance groups such as Crown Troupe and the Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria (SPAN), some exponents of the traditional Yoruba Oriki Oration, comedy entertainer Julius Agwu, as well as music producer, Cobhams Asuquo, veteran flutist Tee Mac, the talented female drummer Ara, and celebrated Nollywood directors Tunde Kelani and Izu Ojukwu were honoured.

CFC, a Nigerian non-profit development communications organization, is committed to producing stories about developmental issues from an African view point. For 13 years, CFC has produced human interest films, radio programmes, print and on-line publications which highlight the developmental challenges facing Africa, with a focus on showcasing the amazing resilience, creativity, and positive energy of Nigerians. CFC has also produced films on innovative development projects, community leaders, youths, aside radio and television dramas which explain issues surrounding HIV & AIDS, safe motherhood, democracy and good governance, environment etc.

The documentary done with support from the US charity, Ford Foundation, is a tribute to Nigerian’s finest creative talents, showcasing the depth and breadth of our ingenuity.


  1. 1960chick

    July 7, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Damn in that Stephanie?!
    She looks S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G in that photo…hella different but beautiful.

  2. niara

    July 8, 2011 at 12:05 am

    hmmmm no more cinese dresses lol nicesyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  3. Zawadi

    July 8, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Stephanie luks different here bt i love the way she luks very beautiful!!!

  4. Tess

    July 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Is that Steph? wow

  5. Bukky

    July 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

    How dem take photoshop Stephanie

    • Tiki

      July 8, 2011 at 10:46 am

      Yeah, her cheekbones scream a bit too much of ‘Photoshop!’ but I gotta give it to her, she has really upped her game in the ‘looks’ department…Go Stephanie! next area of improvement…pronunciation.

  6. Tyna

    July 8, 2011 at 10:09 am

    she doesn’t luk gud to me…………..

  7. word!

    July 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Too much Photoshop but I love Stephanie anyhow

  8. uzor

    July 8, 2011 at 10:37 am

    i don’t like this pix…. to an extent it doesn’t even look like steph, the photoshop effect was just 2 much.

  9. ify

    July 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Stephanie’s picture looks like her face was merged in the middle, photograher’s/editors pls do a proper job next time

  10. cathy

    July 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    na wa o, una don use mouth re arrange her looks for am o.

  11. Aibee

    July 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Really?! Is this the best they could come up with after photoshopping her? Steph is really pretty woman and this picture didn’t do her any justice at all. Just saying.

  12. Oma

    July 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Too much photoshopping but its still my beloved stephanie so…..

  13. faith

    July 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    didnt recognise her mysef….its okay shaaa….

  14. mee2

    July 9, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    i think the choice of lip colour kinda pulled her down in the picture. she looks stunning though.


    July 10, 2011 at 9:22 am

    shes very ambitious

  16. mocha

    July 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    the photo shop is HORRIBLEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Akpomuke Lewis

    July 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Steph,stunningly beautiful&one of the best brian in nollywood,Ilove her look.


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