The Prestigious African Oscars-NAFCA goes over the top with Washington DC Scenic African Oscars-NAFCA Celebrity & Lunch Cruise...
Just as you thought it could not get better the prestigious African Oscars NAFCA adds one day of Celebrity luunch Cruise to the event of the century.....
Nollywood & African Film Summit
FRIDAY SEPT 13
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Founded in 2011 by Nollywood Film Critics USA., Nollywood & African Film Summit (NAFS) provides the only annual conference & symposium for Nollywood film professionals and entertainment executives to network, learn from one another, establish partnerships, and understand the latest trends in filmmaking. Also, NAFS’s main focus is the evolving relationship between Nollywood Diaspora and Nollywood Africa. The Nollywood & African Film Summit (NAFS) will Feature hot topics concerning the African Cinema, followed by an interactive panel of Notable Industry Leaders. Nollywood & African Film Summit is staged annually during the second weekend in September at the annual Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards (African Oscars) - See more at: http://africanoscar.com/summit.aspx
5 Movie Premiers at NAFCA
FRIDAY SEPT 13
The African Oscars NAFCA weekend fun continues with the largest nomber of movie premiers in one night of some nominated films including:
The stage is set for this year’s edition of Nollywood and African Film Critics’ Awards popularly known as African Oscars.
The African Oscars weekend will start onFriday September 13 with the Nollywood & African Film Summit at the five star Holiday Inn, Georgetown, Washington DC, followed by five movie premiers, the largest in the history of Nollywood according to Dr. Victor Olatoye.
On Saturday September 14, The Red Carpet event and the African Oscars, which will hold at the legendary Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. will have musical performances by musicians from seven different countries including Jerri Jhetto (Hollywood USA), Yemi Sax & Jennifer Eliogu (Nigeria), Koby Maxwell (Ghana), Katumbella (Angola), Kanja (Kenya), Tari (USA), Zonette Johnson (Liberia) and Cesar Loboko (DR Congo) to grace the award of the century.
According to Dr. Victor Olatoye, President
& CEO, African Oscars-NAFCA, this year’s award ceremony promises to be heartwarming and the biggest ever. African Oscars NAFCA 2013 will be graced by over 200 actors and filmmakers from Africa, the Diaspora and Hollywood.
Also on September 14, The Special NAFCA Honors (Honorary awards) will be attended by dignitaries, diplomats and business leaders.
Dr. Olatoye said they are not yet done, because this prestigious award organized by Nollywood & African Film Critics USA needs to go over the top so, on Sunday September 15 the day after the award, NAFCA is throwing in for the VIP guests a private Scenic tour of Washington DC through The Spirit, a Luxury NAFCA Celebrity Cruise Ship. The Spirit of NAFCA Washington DC Scenic NAFCA Celebrity & Lunch Cruise is an afternoon full of fun and excitement on board of one of the most Luxurious Cruise Ships in the District of Colombia. Finally all the NAFCA events will be covered by over 350 media partners worldwide.
Legendary Warner Theatre
The Warner Theatre was originally named the Earle Theatre which was built in 1924 as a movie palace presenting live vaudeville and first run silent movies. It was designed by theatre architect C. Howard Crane of Detroit, had a rooftop garden, basement ballroom, and restaurant. On August 12, 1943, the movie This is the Army premiered there. In 1945, the theater began showing movies exclusively. The theater was renamed in 1947 in honor of its owner, Harry Warner one of the founders of Warner Brothers. The Warner went through major renovations in 1989 and the reopened theater added theatrical and dance productions to the musical performances on its calendar. In 1992, Frank Sinatra performed there. In 2007, it was the venue for the first annual Library of Congress Gershawin Prize for Popular Song and the recipient of the first Gershwin Prize was Paul Simon. The theater is also home to The BET Honors ceremony, held annually.
The legendary Warner Theatre has agreed to host the 3rd Nollywood and African Film Critics’ Awards also known as the African Oscars on the 14th of September 2013. Commenting on the historical agreement, Dr. Victor Olatoye said; “This is history in the making as this is the first African film award to be held at this legendary American Theater. This year’s award will be our biggest to date and with long list of VIP guests from all works of life to grace this historic occasion, including A list African movie stars, Hollywood, Ambassadors, political figures, musicians, dignitaries and over 1500 Nollywood fans from across the globe" Our guests will witness the honoring of noble men and women of Africa as we present them with the coveted golden NAFCA trophies. Warner Theatre seats about 1900 people and we are just as excited as the people at the Warner Theater and it is an honor to become part of the Warner Brothers history. This venue reflects the vision Nollywood and African Film Critics’ Awards also known as the African Oscars have for the African Cinema. Looking back at the first award in 2011 at a hotel ballroom to Carolina Theater, now we are going to Warner Theater, it is fair to say “We have come a long way baby”
Live! Musical Performances
The lineup for the night to become the first set of Africans to perform at this legendary theatre include: KOBY MAXWELL (Ghana), JENNIFER ELIOGU (Nigeria), KATUMBELLA (Angola), JERRI JHETO (Hollywood USA), Yemi Sax (Nigeria), Cesar Loboko (DR Congo). TARI (USA), KANJA (Kenya), ZONETTE JOHNSON (American Idol contestant from Liberia)
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The African Oscars - NAFCA Celebrity Cruise
SUNDAY SEPT 15TH (The day after the award)
The Spirit of NAFCA Washington DC Scenic Celebrity & Lunch Cruise is an afternoon full of fun and excitement on board of the Luxurious Cruise Ship Spirit.
• An Afternoon to remember full of fun • Goumet food to stimulate any taste buds by the Spirit Goumet Chef.