Actors, Nadia Buari and Van Vicker
Brooklyn, New York was the epicenter of African glamour and showbiz as the superstars of African cinema descended on the city for the 10th Annual Five Continents Awards. The event was in honor of Nollywood and Ghollywood for raising the bar for the African film industry which has become very prosperous.
Nollywood is Nigeria's booming film industry and is the world's third largest producer of feature films. Ghollywood is Ghana's very popular film industry.
Ghana’s finest, co-stars, Van Vicker and Nadia Buari, received awards for their roles in “Beyonce, The President’s Daughter” series. Nollywood stars also represented: Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita Iheme, Patience Ozorkwo, Mike Ozuronye, Jim Iyke, as well as Omotola Jalade.
The Consul General of Ghana, His Excellency Obeng Gyan Busia, was one of the dignitaries who graced the occasion in addition to the Nollywood/Ghollywood fans who were overjoyed to see their actors.
The international film industry is starting to take notice of the African cinema and the talent it has to offer. Nollywood has generated so much buzz, it definitely one to watch in 2008. As global popularity grows, many speculators of African cinema acknowledge that the time has come for fresh story lines, depth and glamour.
Society Noir will write future posts detailing the growing Nollywood and Ghollywood industries.