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Lydia Forson wins Best Actress, #AFRIFF2017 Globe Awards

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84A5809The 2017 edition Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) came to a spectacular close with the presentation of the Globe Awards, Saturday night, at the Eko Hotel Convention Center. It was a show of stars, as Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Kate Henshaw, Ramsey Nouah, Kunle Afolayan, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Kunle Idowu and Olu Jacobs among others all walked the red carpet.

Other guests include Bolanle Austen-Peters, Ini Dima Okojie, Linda Ejiofor, Omoye Uzamere, Nonso Bassey and Fred Amata.84A6150 The Globe Awards began with the national anthem and introduction of the hosts for the night – Lala Akindoju and Serge Noukoue, founder of Nollywood Week Paris. AFRIFF Project Director, Afie Braimoh introduced Newton Aduaka, the Artistic Director who then introduced the jury, headed by scholar, Janaina Oliveira. Other members of the jury include Florian Plaucheur (AFP), Jahman Anikulapo, Mildred Okwo and Joke Silva.Wulu (Mali), Felicite (Senegal) and Nigeria’s Hakkunde were some of the big winners 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).MG 3133The night was punctuated with vigorous dance appearances, a drama sketch on the impossibilities of filming in Lagos Nigeria and a show stopping rendition of the Brenda Fassie classic, Vulindlela by host, Lala Akindoju, all put together by Kenneth Uphopo’s Paws studios. 84A5976Founder/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. Alongside Canon’s Katie Simmonds, Ude introduced the winning students from the DSLR, screenplay and acting workshops.84A6207 Winner of the Accelerate Filmmaker Project, Priye Diri, who won for her short, XOXO Leo was presented and she gave a moving speech narrating her AFRIFF journey which started in Port Harcourt, Rivers state and has now culminated in a scholarship opportunity to attend a film school in France. 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. MG 3112 MG 3265 See full list of winners:   Best Actor   Ibrahim Koma,  Wulu (Mali)   Best Actress   Lydia Forson, Keteke (Ghana)   Special Jury Mention   Alter Ego (Nigeria)   Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film   Hakkunde (Nigeria)   Best Screenplay   Wulu (Mali)   Best Director   Alain Gomis, Felicite (Senegal)   Audience Choice Award   The Lost Café (Nigeria)   Best Student Short   The Fall (South Africa)   Best Short Film   1745 (UK)   Best Animation   Huse Met Lang Ore (South Africa)   Best Documentary   We Have Never Been Kids (Egypt)   Best Feature Film   I Am Not a Witch (Zambia/UK)   Credits: Adeolu Adeniyi photography @adeoluadeniyiphotography​
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Don’t stress your man- Serwaa Amihere advises

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Broadcaster, Serwaa Amihere has advised women not to put too much stress on their men as they may be going through a lot. (more…)

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Dr. Edem Mahu receives the 2022 AGU “Africa Award for Research Excellence in Ocean Sciences”

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Dr. Edem Mahu from the University of Ghana, has received the “Africa Award for Research Excellence in Ocean Sciences” from AGU. (more…)

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Alisa Hotels outdoors 3rd branch in Tema in pomp and pageantry

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A brand-new Alisa Hotel location in Tema was unveiled on Friday, September 30, 2022 in pomp.  (more…)

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Aviance Ghana promises outstanding service with Brussels Airline partnership

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With effect from October 1, 2022, Brussels Airlines will be one of many European airlines utilizing Aviance Ghana Limited’s services for all of its passenger and ground handling activities. (more…)

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Nektunez Signs Managerial Partnership With Akon’s Konvict Kulture

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Music producer and artist Nektunez has a new family. (more…)

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18-Year Old singer, NAJA Meets Recording Academy CEO At GUBA Awards’ 22 In Kigali Rwanda

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Recording Academy – Grammy’s CEO Mr. Harvey Mason Jnr sings words of Praises for the young Talented Ghanaian singer NAJA when she thrilled Audience with her Vocals and Live Performances at the just ended annual GUBA  Awards hosted in Kigali – Rwanda together with the likes of Stonebwoy and other African creatives.

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