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“BREAKING: NOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL IS BEST AFRICAN FESTIVAL IN GERMANY”

 By Fred Iwenjora

photo vipNollywood Film Festival Germany, NFFG has been adjudged the best African festival in Germany. Best African festival is one of categories of the African Community in Germany Awards 2021

In a keenly contested online voting by all and sundry, NFFG beat African festival Stuttgart and African festival Tubingen to clinch the revered title at the well publicised event organised by top German media organisation Afronews.de and held last night (23rd October, 2021) in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany.

NFFG organised by Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V under the directorship of the Cultural Ambassador Isaac izoya clinched the award with 52% of votes followed by African festival Stuttgart and African festival Tubingen with 29% and 19% of votes respectively.

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I feel great to be celebrated while alive – Kanayo O. Kanayo

News Agency Of Nigeria
Kanayo O. KanayoRenowned Nollywood actor, Anayo Onyekwere, popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo, says he feels so great to be celebrated by friends, fans and well-wishers, while alive.
Onyekwere, who on Oct. 16 received the 2020 Sun Newspaper Nollywood Icon award for his excellent role delivery and iconic status, said he felt honoured to be recognised by the newspaper.
He took to his Instagram page on Monday to share his feelings over the award and celebration that followed it.
He wrote: “It feels so great to be honoured and celebrated. Thanks for celebrating me when I am alive.

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Hanks Anuku to star in 'Aki and Pawpaw' remake

Precious 'Mamazeus' Nwogu 
AnukuThe Play Network studios and FilmOne Entertainment production will launch in cinemas in December, 2021.
Hanks Anuku will star in 'Aki and Pawpaw' remake [Instagram/filmoneng]
Veteran Nollywood actor, Hanks Anuku is set to make his big screen debut in the new remake of comedy classic 'Aki Na Ukwa'.
The actor popular for his gangster roles and exciting accent was recently unveiled as the latest cast member to join the anticipated remake set for theatrical release on December 17, 2021.
Directed by 'Breaded Life' director Biodun Stephen, the Stephen Oluboyo created story follows two mischievous brothers who try to make a life for themselves then coincidentally fall into fame and riches they have always craved for through the help of social media. This welcomes them into a world of pleasures, pressures, lies, deceit and enmity.

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ISAAC IZOYA CULTURAL AMBASSADOR RECEIVES SAFETY AMBASSADOR AWARD IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

German based Actor/Producer and showbiz guru, Isaac Izoya – Cultural Ambassador, the founder of Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V and the curator of Nollywood Film Festival Germany NFFG - a viable platform designed for Nollywood Isaac 10(Nigerian/African) film makers to showcase their movies to Europeans and Nollywood fans in the Diaspora and Nollywood Europe Golden Awards NEGA, designed to honour Nollywood stakeholders, stars, comedians, musicians (both in Africa and in the Diaspora) which has also been expanded to recognize the artistic bias of outstanding politicians, philanthropists and business men and women both in Africa and beyond but whose actions in the area of culture and tourism sector, have directly or indirectly impacted upon Africans and other continent outside the scope of Africa countries and the Nigeria film industry in particular, thereby shaping what it has grown to become today was honoured in Lagos, Nigeria with a prestigious - Safe At School Initiative Safety Ambassador Award on Sunday, 13th June, 2021.

Emphasizing the reasons behind the event, the organizers (SAFE AT SCHOOL INITIATIVE AWARDS that was held at Presken Hotel & Events Center Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria) said, in a society where people mostly think about receiving, ours is to change the narrative. ‘Safe at School’ is about giving back to the Society- Engr. Emmanuel Chimuanya Amah & Engr. (Mrs) Mimi N. Benjamin

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Nollywood actor Yemi Solade applauds Twitter ban in Nigeria, says platform insulted Buhari

Odion Okonofua
Solade says Twitter has been used to foment trouble and anarchy in the country.
Yemi SoladeNigerian actor Yemi Solade has applauded Twitter's ban in the country by the federal government.
According to the movie veteran during a chat with GoldmyneTV, the social media platform went too far by insulting the president of the country, Muhammadu Buhari.
"I think Twitter went too far by insulting the President of Nigeria and by extension, insulting all of us, some 200 million Nigerians, the most populous black nation on earth. I think the 45% of subscribers make Twitter very thick," he said.

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