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Hollywood Meets Nollywood USA : A Night of Nigerian Excellence with Kenneth Okolie

By Dashiki Diaries

HAVE YOU HEARD?

New Orleans is buzzing, and the talk of the town is still the first ever 'Hollywood Meets Nollywood' Red Carpet affair featuring Nollywood award-winning actor Kenneth Okolie. The Hollywood Meets Nollywood series marked the first introduction of a Nollywood film premiere in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

The sold out event took place at the historic New Orleans Jazz Market and housed over 250+ attendees. The production began with a red carpet cocktail reception followed by a moderated Q&A panel featuring esteemed Hollywood and Nollywood panelists. The night ended with the first ever viewing of the highly acclaimed Nollywood film, 3SOME, starring Kenneth Okolie, Ik Ogbonna, Kiki Omeili, Shawn Faqua and Etomi Okoka.

MODERATOR

Dominique McClellan (Actor, Writer, Film Maker)

PANELISTS

Lance Nichols (Actor - HBO's Treme)

Fallon Young (Executive Director - New Orleans Film Fetival)

Austin Ogbuefi (Nollywood Executive Director - Stanford Films Productions)

Darcy McKinnon (Executive Director - NOVAC)

Tadasay Young (Actress - Vampire Diaries)

Kenneth Okolie (Nollywood Award-Winning Actor)





Austin Ogbuefi | 2/28/2018 7:19:00 AM
The event was very classy and elegant, we are definitely pushing Nollywood movies to be shown in the American cinemas. The movie "3Some" story line is incredible and widely acceptable and applicable to every race and ethnicity. It is full of suspense and thriller and had the audience glued to the big screen throughout the entire movie.
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