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Lukyamuzi Bashir, Steve Gukas, Others dazzle at AFRIFF 2016

Lukyamuzi Bashir, Steve Gukas, Others dazzle at AFRIFF 2016

AFFRIF 2016 holds this week in Lagos, Nigeria and we are just as excited as the throng of movie lovers trooping into the crowded cinema floor at Genesis Deluxe in Lekki, Lagos everyday since the festival opened. Featuring explosive panel discussions, movie screenings, workshops and master classes from renowned names in the African Movie Industry, the festival is certainly keen on leaving a mark.

Speaking to the folks at Venture Africa, festival organizer, Chioma Ude once more reinforced AFRIFF’s vision – to raise awareness about African Cinema, its vast potentials and its tremendous socio-economic impact.

She addressed the issue of Nollywood at its inception being a source of surprise to the world, a flicker of hope in a dark continent and how this has changed over the years.



“There’s a lot of international look into Nollywood, more so in terms of engagement. Before it was like wonderment, curiosity, but now you can actually see the engagement of the two worlds” She said.

The festival features a host of dazzling movies from talented African Filmmakers, From Steve Gukas to Kunle Afoloyan and Lukyamuzi Bashir, the eight day long festival promises to be an unforgettable experience.

We are particularly stunned by the works of Moussa hamadou Djingarey (Le Pagne), Izu Ojukwu (76), Pascal Amanfo (If tomorrow never comes) for we believe each movie – undoubtedly and as with every selected movie- tells a very important story in the most beautiful way.


And as AFRIFF takes us movie lovers on a journey this week in Lagos, we are excited, we are hopeful and we are of course certain that Nollywood and the African film industry at large has not only just come to stay, but has come to do so in the best possible way.

Photo Credit: AFRIFF


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