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 « Read the rest of this entry »

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 « Read the rest of this entry »

Ramsey Nouah, Jim Iyke, Danieline Moore on Red Carpet for Nollywood Premiere.

December 9, 2010 § 3 Comments

Actors Altorro Black and Danieline Moore

Manuel Poblete and Abby Zombro

Nollywood and Hollywood came together for the premiere of the new Nigerian movie Crazy in Love in Beltsville, Maryland last Saturday. The film stars « Read the rest of this entry »

Nollywood Renaissance: “New Nigeria Cinema” comes to DC!

November 23, 2010 § 1 Comment

If you watch a lot of African movies, some of these names would probably be familiar to you: Ramsey Nouah, Jim Iyke, Genevieve Nnaji, Van Vicker, Jackie Appiah. Well, a few of these stars are currently in DC for the premiere of a new Nollywood production, “Crazy in Love,” which stars Jim Iyke and Liberian actress Danieline Moore. The producers are planning a major red carpet movie premiere on December 4, 2010, with a host of movie stars from both Nollywood and Hollywood! The movie is directed by Martin Gbados and will no doubt capitalize on the new buzz being generated by Nollywood filmmaking.¬† Read More

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