Friday, 14 September 2012

Nollywood, Ghollywod storm America for NAFCA

Host to African movie
stars, government
officials and politicians
as the second edition
of the prestigious
annual Nollywood and
African Film Critics’
Awards (NAFCA) begins
today, September 15
and its expected to end
the next day, Sunday,
September 16, 2012 .
Already the city is
wearing a festive look
as most of the guests
arrived last night
ahead of today’s
opening of the event. .
Commenting on the
awards from Raleigh
North Carolina, the
founder, Dr. Olatoye
said, “the mood is
festive, it is like
Christmas in
September.” Some of
the guests are on
ground already.
NAFCA nominated
Actor, Van Vicker is
already in Atlanta
Georgia, in preparation
for his role as the Guest
Host. Also, Hostess
actress, Angela Okorie
has arrived USA Raleigh
Durham International
Airport for the event.
Already in Atlanta is
Governor Owelle
Rochas Okorocha of
Imo State. Other
dignitaries from
Senegal include the
legendary Grammy
awards winner,
Youssou N’Dour who is
also the Senegalese
Minister of Culture and
Tourism and a 10-man
delegate from the
government to grace
the African Oscars”.
Meanwhile, most
Nollywood stars
arrived last night amid
warmth and applause.
HVP gathered that VIP
guest will be having a
former launch at the
NAFCA CEO’s multi-
million dollar estate at
the upscale Brier Creek
Country club in Raleigh,
North Carolina this
evening. The music
will be soft, classy, the
attire is formal and
attendance is by
Olatoye assures that
“this year’s awards will
be our biggest to date
with musical
performances by 12
singers from across
Africa including Nigeria,
Ghana, Congo,
Cameroon, Gabon and
Angola to welcome our
guests from around the
No one is sleeping this
weekend because of
the two after parties
on Saturday and
Sunday at the Nigerian
owned Pack House Bar
of Raleigh.
NAFCA is also
partnering with over
130 media
powerhouses to help
achieve the goal of
reaching over 500
million people with the
good news about the
growing African
Cinema. We are also
partnering with North
Carolina Museum of Art
to premier for the first
time an African film on
the 15th of September
a day before the major
awards at the famed
and prestigious
Carolina Theater”.
So far we have sold
over 700 tickets; all the
Platinum VIP tickets
are almost sold out.
The African
communities in the
Diaspora are going
gaga over NAFCA this
year and a lot of
shopping and
celebration and the
social network is on
about NAFCA related
conversations and
According to the
organisers, NAFCA ‘is an
award ceremony in
North America for the
African Movie industry
worldwide and it
serves as an award of
merit for distinctive

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