CEO of NAFCA Talks to Afrofusion TV about the African Oscars

September 13, 2013 § 1 Comment

Dr. Victor Olatoye, the CEO of the Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards (NAFCA) loves movies, but he was tired of watching Nollywood films that he thought were not up to par. So he decided that someone needed to be critiquing these films, so that directors didn’t feel like they could put out just any old tripe and call it a movie. He also wanted to acknowledge those that were putting in a serious effort to tell quality stories and make moving films. The Nollywood Film Critics USA was born out of that, and in 2011, the first NAFCA ceremony was held in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. This year, the awards event is being held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, on Saturday September 14. Victor Olatoye took a moment to chat with Afrofusion TV about the upcoming show, the state of

Dr. Victor Olatoye, CEO of NAFCA

Dr. Victor Olatoye, CEO of NAFCA

Nollywood filmmaking, and the challenges of putting on this and future events. The Awards show starts at 4:00pm. Tickets are still available; you can get them here. The whole weekend is actually full of NAFCA events; starting today, there is a Nollywood and African Film Summit at the Holiday Inn at 5:00pm featuring actors, writers and producers. On Sunday there is a celebrity cruise aboard the Odyssey from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Check out the snippet of the interview with Dr. Olatoye above; the full interview will be available on Afrofusiontv.com after the awards show. Bless…

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