Popular Nigerian filmmaker, Lucky Udu, during an exclusive chat with Legit.ng narrated his journey from losing his parents before the age of 5 to becoming an honorary doctorate award recipient at the age of 24.
The Delta state born graduate of English Language at the Elizade University has channelled his energy to become a noteworthy speaker on the social media space as his clips have garnered over 60million views.
Udu has been able to carve a niche for himself on Facebook with more than 250,000 followers on the platform where he shares tips and discourse on trending topics.
Earlier reports have it that Udu is determined to investigate the ills of the society and propagate the high ideals of morality, industry, and selflessness to the course of the less privileged in the society.
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Inspired by the death of his parents, his filmmaking mastery, and the voice of an activist, he creates captivating and impactful content that provoke and inspire a global audience on social media and so far, has received consistent applause from notable men and women in society.
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Udu narrates how he lost his parents in a chat with Legit.ng:
“My Dad died when I was about 2 years old. My mom took me with her to Port Harcourt and there we lived with her step brother and his 3 children. My mom later passed on before I was even 5 years old.
"I grew up with my uncle and I schooled in Port Harcourt along with his three children. When I was 14 years old in 2012, my uncle sent me parking out of his house and back to Delta state because he couldn't accommodate my short comings."
The 24-year old was recently appointed by the Nigerian Youth Congress as its director for youth sensitization and rehabilitation affairs.
Udu attributed his achievements to his works, saying he uses pain to create love for someone out there.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Nollywood filmmaker Adekunle Adejuyigbe claimed there are some Nigerian filmmakers that are on the same level as the most brilliant minds in the international film industry.
The Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) jurist, Adejuyigbe said his fellow jury members are professionals across the globe.
He said African filmmakers can compete favourably with their contemporaries in the world.