K.D. Aubert, Genevive Nnaji, Jackie Appiah among winners at The African Oscars NAFCA

September 17, 2013 § 1 Comment

Actor K. D. Aubert arrives at the Warner Theatre for the NAFCA event

Actor K. D. Aubert arrives at the Warner Theatre for the NAFCA event

On the red carpet at Washington, DC’s Warner Theatre, actress K. D. Aubert was hopeful yet confident that she would win in one of the categories at the Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards, also known as the “African Oscars.” She did win, a Best Supporting Actress award in the Diaspora Film category for the movie Turning Point, which also stars Ernie Hudson, Jackie Appiah and Todd Bridges. This was the third edition of the Award show that started in 2011 in North Carolina; this year all of the guests and patrons we spoke to were excited to be in Washington. NAFCA founder Dr. Victor Olatoye told Afrofusion TV in an earlier interview that the number of media partners had more than doubled since they first started, and he’s hoping that more funding, greater exposure, and hard work

Actors Majid Michel and John Dumelo

Actors Majid Michel and John Dumelo

can take the event to even higher heights. This particular night was sprinkled with a bit of everything, from song and dance to a short theatre performance from Prime International Productions, Chibuzor, directed by Sierra Leone’s David Vandy. Africa in general was well represented, it turned out; despite Nollywood being the nom de guerre of the Nigerian film industry, quite a few “Nollywood” stars are from countries like Ghana and Cameroun.  One of the big winners of the night, in fact, One Night in Vegas, was produced by Koby Maxwell, starring John Dumelo, Yvonne Nelson and Van Vicker, all Ghanaians, and Sahndra Fon Dufe, a Camerounian. Afrofusion TV spent the first part of the evening on the red carpet,

Actor Benz Antoine, right, presented an award at the African Oscars

Actor Benz Antoine, right, with Sarodj Bertin, winner of a special NAFCA Award

talking to personalities like Miss Face of Africa USA, Miss Ethiopia Intercontinental, and actors like John Dumelo and Majid Michel. Veteran Nigerian broadcaster and producer Vitalis Ndubuisi was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Check out our video from the red carpet; photos from the event and the after-party can also be found in the gallery. A full list of the winners will be available from the NAFCA website soon. Bless…

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