Nadia Buari, Emeka Ike, Kenny Blaq to headline Nollywood Film Festival in Germany
The German city of Frankfurt is set for this year’s edition of the Nollywood Film Festival Germany (NFFG) and its sister event, Nollywood Europe Golden Award (NEGA).
The yearly event, organised by Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V, a leading entertainment outfit in Europe run by Ishan, Edo State-born, but Europe-based cultural ambassador and promoter, Isaac Izoya, features Nollywood (Nigerian) film screenings, an award ceremony and networking opportunities for filmmakers.
This year, notable Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buari, would premiere her movie, Deranged, at NFFG/NEGA Awards 2017 on September 9 at Filmforum Höchst, Emmerich-Josef-Strasse 46A 65929 Frankfurt A/M, Germany.
The actress, notable Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, and gospel singer and comedian, Kenny Blaq, are expected to headline the two days festival, which opens on September 8 with the world premiere of Izoya’s film, Diplomatic Strings.
Produced by Izoya, in partnership with Hollywood actress, fitness expert and motivational speaker, Queen Blessing Itua, and shot on choice locations in Germany (Frankfurt) and Nigeria, the movie parades both local and international stars, including Francis Duru and Cynthia Agholor.
The event would climax with an award ceremony tagged, ‘Nollywood Europe Golden Awards (NEGA),’ which holds on September 9 at Friesstrass 20 60388 Frankfurt A/M 20 60388 Frankfurt A/M.
The new Consular General at the Nigerian Consulate in Frankfurt, Mr. D. O. Falowo, is expected to lead a long list of high net worth personalities to attend the festival. Briefing the consular general about NFFG and NEGA during a courtesy call, Izoya hinted that the event is meant to promote Nigeria’s image and integration values in Europe.
Once described by a Holland-based magazine, The Voice, as “a man of all trades and master of all” in showbiz, Izoya trained at the London School of Journalism and worked for many years as the (Berlin) bureau chief of the most popular magazine in mainland Germany, The African Courier.
He founded the Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V, a front-line not-for-profit culture advocacy organisation in 2003 in Berlin and has since then led the organisation to use Nollywood in particular and entertainment in general as a medium to unearth the hidden artistic talents and promote Nigeria (African) cultural heritage across Europe.
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