Nollywood shines in Hollywood

New York, NAN

The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, made a historic outing to showcase some of Nigeria’s best films – 93 DAYS, THE BRIDGE AND ISOKEN – at Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Thousands of Hollywood tourists from all over the world were held spellbound over the weekend by the spectacular ‘Nollywood In Hollywood’ event.

The event started on Friday at Egyptian Theatre with a star-studded red carpet highlighted by the filmmakers and actors in the films on showcase – 93 DAYS, THE BRIDGE AND ISOKEN.

The inaugural ‘Nollywood In Hollywood’ event was the biggest cultural showcase for Nigeria outside the country in decades, the organisers said.

Nollywood artistes also used the platform to promote Nigeria talents and call for co-productions and technical cooperation between Nollywood and Hollywood.

Mr Jeff Byrd, moderator for the opening night film and Chairman of the African-American Steering Committee of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), praised the ingenuity of…

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Dapchi: before we celebrate

It is heart-refreshing 104 of the abducted Dapchi School girls have been freed by suspected Boko Haram captors. Whatever efforts that led to their freedom after a harrowing 33-day captivity is worth the while.

The government said it was made possible through back-channel efforts with the help of some friends of the country without any ransom paid. But they were not forthcoming on the fate of six girls yet to be returned by the insurgents even as five of them were reported dead as they were ferried away. One girl identified as Leah Sharibu, a Christian, is still with the terrorists for refusing to denounce her religious faith.

It is sad five of the innocent girls died due to stampede as the terrorists made away with them. Our hearts go to the parents of the poor girls. But the star of the abduction saga is Leah Sharibu, the Christian girl who in the face of death refused to denounce her religion. One can conjecture her feelings as she watched her school mates leave the detention…

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