AFRIFF 2017: with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Kate Henshaw, Ramsey Nouah dazzle
The 2017 edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) came to an end with the Globe Awards which took place on Saturday,
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November 4, 2017 at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre. Several Nollywood stars such as Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Kate Henshaw, Ramsey Nouah, Kunle Afolayan, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Kunle Idowu, Richard Mofe Damijo, Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs all walked the red carpet. Other guests include Bolanle Austen-Peters, Ini Dima Okojie, Linda Ejiofor, Omoye Uzamere, Nonso Bassey and Fred Amata.
Wulu (Mali), Felicite (Senegal) and Nigeria’s Hakkunde were some of the big winners on the night and their 250,000 Naira cheques, each, were presented by Access Bank. Ghana’s Lydia Forson was named Best Actress for her role in Keteke while Ibrahim Koma received the Best Actor Globe for his solid work in Wulu. The Best Feature Film Globe, and 500,000 Naira prize money went to the opening night film, I am Not a Witch(Zambia/UK).
Founder/Executive Director of AFRIFF, Ms Chioma Ude thanked the sponsors, partners and expressed her appreciation by introducing the entire team plus volunteers on stage to receive some credit. The Africa International Film Festival is an annual weeklong, all-encompassing world class showcase that ran from 29, October to 4, November 2017. About 150 carefully curated feature lengths, shorts, documentaries and student films were screened this year. The festival also encompasses talent development classes, industry workshops and inspiring creative discussions.