RMD set to host TAFF 2017 in Dallas

Organizers of the African Film Festival, which second edition is expected to kick off on Saturday, June 24, in Dallas, the United States have named legendary actor and politician, Richard Mofe Damijo,RMD, as host of this year’s edition. The festival director and founder of TAFF, Kelechi Eke disclosed this development to HVP. Actress, Uche Jombo-Rodriguez hosted last year’s edition. However, apart from RMD, other top Nollywood and African film makers  are expected to attend the festival, this year. They include, Lancelot Imasuen,  film  director, Ike Nnaebue; Joseph Benjamin,  Adeyemi Okanlawon. Others are Ambassador Mykel Parish Ajaere,  Judith Audu, Emeka Obiakonwa, Atlanta-based Director cum Cinematographer, Robert Peters, Producer Neville Navada. Mofe-Damijo Also, attending the festival are Kenyan actress cum producer, Ruth Ndulu Maingi, Kenyan Hollywood Actor and last year’s co-host, Sir Benjamin Onyango, Gambian producer, Alhagie Manka, Ghanaian  producer Arthur Mensa; Billy Kwasi Richardson, Congolese producer/actress Soleil Diva;  Sierra Leone’s Actor Mohamed Bah from Liberia, Dr. Clarice Kulah; Tanzanian producer Honeymoon Mohammed; Ethiopian actress/activist Yeharewerk Gashaw, Malawian actress Agnes Nkhata and many more from 26 different countries whose films were selected to this year’s festival. The festival which holds at the Dallas City Performance Hall will be opened to the general public from Friday, June 30. It will climax on the 3rd of July with the awards night.The three-day event, according to the organizers, will showcase films made by Africans, as well as a few made by non-Africans about issues important to different regions of the continent. Last year, Patience Ozokwo a.k.a Mama G, was one of Nollywood’s stars who was honoured with the 2016 African Film Legend Award at the festival. While it lasted, city officials hailed the new festival as an expression of the increasing ethnic and cultural diversity in Texas’ second-largest city.

Source: Vanguard


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