Filmmaker and a two-term President of the Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria (ITPAN), Mr Busola Holloway, is dead.’
Holloway, who died on Friday, April 1, aged 62, was ITPAN President from 2008 to 2012.
One of his associates and a member of ITPAN, Remi Ogunpitan, broke the news of his death on the body’s platform.
“Another good man down! The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh! We lost Busola Holloway yesterday. He was President of ITPAN – Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria. His indomitable spirit, vigour and friendship will be missed. You did well, bro. Now go and rest,” Ogunpitan wrote.
Also announcing his demise, the IREP Documentary Film Festival wrote, “With deep sadness, we mourn the passing this morning of a great friend and brother, filmmaker and past-President of ITPAN, Mr Busola Holloway. He was a brilliant documentary director/producer and an early enabler of IREP. We pray that God comforts the Holloway family. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.”
Born on August 5, 1960, Holloway attended St Gregory’s College, Lagos, from 1972 to 1980. After his A-Levels, he proceeded to the United States of America, where he attended Morehouse College, Atlanta, and Atlanta University, Georgia. Holloway studied Mass Communications with a specialization in Film and Television Production. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree at the university.
While studying, he worked at several media institutions in the USA, including WCLK Radio as a Disk Jockey, WSB TV as Assignment Editor and WXIA TV as Floor Director. He was at Columbia Pictures as Production Assistant and Cable Atlanta (now CNN) as an intern.
Holloway was the Director of ImageProFilms Limited, a Lagos based film and audio-visual production company that produced various TV commercials and documentaries.