NEGA 2015: Nigerian Celebrities Jet To Frankfurt Germany For Nollywood Europe Golden Awards
Sept 11, 2015 – NEGA, NFFG 2015: Nigerian Celebrities Jet To Frankfurt Germany For Nollywood Europe Golden Awards & Nollywood Film Festival
All is set for this year’s edition of Nollywood Film Festival Germany, with organisers, Ehizoya Golden Entertainment and partners promising a spectacular show.
According to the convener of the festival, Isaac Ehizoya, the festival, which also hosts the Nollywood Europe Golden Awards, NEGA, is a platform designed to honour Nollywood stakeholders, Nollywood stars, comedians, musicians (both in Africa and in the Diaspora).
The event, he said, has been expanded to recognise the artistic bias of outstanding politicians and business men whose actions have directly or indirectly impacted upon the industry, thereby shaping what it has grown to become today.
“Since it started in 2012 as Nollywood Europe Golden Awards till when the film festival was berthed in 2014, NFFG has always ended in a grand gala night featuring top artistes from Nigeria and 2015 will not be an exception. NEGA Awards is the climax (awards and gala-night) marking the closing ceremony of Nollywood Film Festival Germany – NFFG, a viable platform designed for Nollywood filmmakers to showcase their movies to Europeans and Nollywood fans in the Diaspora which is in its second edition. The event is scheduled to hold at the prestigious Filmforum Höchst VHS Cinema, Emmerich-Joselstr, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from September 11 to September 12,” Ehizoya stated.
The two-day event kicks off tomorrow, featuring films screening. Among the films to be screened are Stigma by Dagogo Diminas and Last Slave by Henry Ozuluonye as well as The Grave Dust directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka.
The ceremonies also include a courtesy visit to the Consulate General, Frankfurt while the event will climax with the Nollywood Europe Golden Awards, Gala-night/After-Party on Saturday, September 12 to be hosted by Nollywood actress, Queen Blessing Itua.
Expected to grace the occasion as Special Guest of Honour in recognition of what she does for the Africa people in the United States is Senator Donzella James, Democratic senator representing Metropolitan Atlanta’s 35th District of Georgia.
Artistes expected at the event are comedian Gandoki; Ngozi Ezeonu, Ime Bishop, aka Okon, Cossy Orjiako as well as former Miss Lagos State Nollywood star, Cynthia Agholor.
[Official Press Statement by NEGA Organizers]