Ozokwor, Jombo, Solade, others for Afro Hollywood Awards
AFRICAN Film Awards also known as Afro Hollywood Awards will hold at the Indigo2 - O2 Arena in London on Wednesday November 12 with A - list actors and actresses from across the continent scheduled to receive honours.
Expected to top the list of recipients of this prestigious awards are actors and actresses from Nollywood, the third largest film industry in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood.
According to Mike Abiola, publisher of African Voice newspapers, organisers of African Film Awards, "Nollywood has come of age with over six Sky digital channels showing its films daily to over 16 European countries while over 12 African television stations rely on Nollywood for its content. It is time to announce the arrival of African Film at the centrestage. There is no better place to celebrate excellence in the African Film Industry than at the 02 Arena."
The organisers of the Awards noted, "Nollywood is uniting Africans and Caribbeans, it presents a good vehicle for corporate communication. Afro Hollywood Awards celebrating excellence in the film industry is a platform to exhibit new products and services."
Alistair Soyode, BEN Television's founder added, "the Afro Hollywood Awards over the years has been the platform and occasion where African movie icons and fans come together under one roof. It also provides the opportunity for the actors/actresses to know their works are highly appreciated with an excellence award. This is the icing on the cake for all African-oriented film enthusiasts."
While announcing the winners of this year's prestigious awards Abiola, who is the founder and CEO of Afro Hollywood, said, "the image of Africa is beginning to change in the minds of Europeans and amongst the Diaspora especially within the British Africans and Caribbean communities."
The African Film Awards is also a highlight of the growing film industry, music and dance in Africa
The event is structured to showcase and celebrate excellence in Africa's best film talents. Entertainment during the awards ceremony will feature performances from screen icons, cultural dances, musical performance and comedy.
Also expected at the event are African American actors as well as those from Ghana, South African and Senegal.
Some of the winners of this year's Africa's most prestigious film awards include Patience Ozokwor, Van Vicker, Uche Jombo, Yemi Solade, Saidi Balogun, Mike Ezuruonye, Yibo Koko, Lillian Amah - Aluko, Princess Adekoya and Faithia Balogun.
Award categories ranges from Best English Language Film Actor, Best English Language Film Actress, Best Crossover Actress, Best Artistes in supporting roles, Best Actor Native Language Films, Best Actress Native Language Films, Best Crossover Actress, Best Musical Act, Best Artiste (Comedy), Best Film Director (English Language and Native Language films) and Best Producer.
This red carpet event also has the support of Black British TV and screen personalities adding glitz and glamour to the occasion. It will witness the presentation of Africa's most prestigious film industry awards to deserving individuals and organisations.
Very important guests, including the general public are invited to come and experience spectacular out of Africa dance troupe, 50 most delectable, charming and angelic ladies on the 'runway' and UK's crame de crame in attendance to celebrate Africa's Film, arts and culture in the multicultural city of London.