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Nigeria’s Biggest Celebrities Shine at the Toronto International Film Festival 2016 (#TIFF16)

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Nigeria’s Biggest Celebrities Shine at the Toronto International Film Festival 2016 (#TIFF16)


The Wedding Party Cast

The Wedding Party Cast at #TIFF16

It’s Nollywood’s big year at the Toronto Film festival. Stars and industry veterans, Shola Shobowale, Kemi AAdetiba, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Ireti Doyle, Adesua Etomi, Somkele Idhalama, Zainab Balogun, Beverly Naya and more made appearances at this year’s Toronto International Film  Festival (TIFF).

The premiers are c-r-a-z-y! Eight (8) in total of Nigerian movies were lined up for this year’s festival including Omoni Oboli’s Okafor’s Law; The wedding Party co-produced by Ebony Life TV CEO, Mo Abudu and directed by Kemi Adetiba; and 93 Days by Steve Rukas & Bolanle Austin Peters amongst others.

One of the brightest stars of all, Genevieve Nnaji also made an appearance and spoke on the growth and dynamics of the Nigerian film industry along with Veteran Director Kunle Afolayan. According to TIFF, “As we mark this year’s City to City: Lagos programme, we welcome director Kunle Afolayan and superstar actor-singer Genevieve Nnaji for a conversation about Nigeria’s vibrant film industry and the international rise of Nollywood. In this inspiring onstage conversation, Afolayan and Nnaji will illuminate the complex dynamics behind the rise of Nollywood.”

Like I said earlier, it’s really been Nollywood’s year at #TIFF16. Other special happenings included an appearance by British-Nigerian Actor, David Oyelowo at the premier of The Wedding Party and ‘The Welcome Event’ by The Nigeria High Commission Toronto in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nigeria for Nollywood filmmakers and actors.

Catch a Glimpse of some of the Celebrities at #TIFF16…

David Oyelowo

Nigerian-American Actor, David Oyelowo at the premier of A Wedding Party where he onfessed he felt really at home. “This is the first time in so long I have been in a room with people who can actually say my name,” he said.

Genevieve Nnaji in Transit to #TIFF16

Genevieve Nnaji in Transit to #TIFF16

Beverly Naya in Sisiano

Beverly Naya in Sisiano

Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi

Bankole Wellington a.k.a Banky W

Bankole Wellington a.k.a Banky W

omoni-oboli

Omoni Oboli – Actor and Executive Producer of Okafor’s Law

Zainab Balogun and Director Kemi Adetiba

Media Personality and Actor, Zainab Balogun and Director of The Wedding Party, Kemi Adetiba

Ireti Doyle

Ireti Doyle

Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa and Director Kunle Afolayan

Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa and Director of ‘CEO’ the Movie, Kunle Afolayan

Mo Abudu

Mo Abudu, CEO Ebony Life TV, & Executive Producer of The Wedding Party

Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli’s other Look

RIchard Mofe Damijo (RMD

Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)

Richard mofe Damijo's 2nd Look

Richard Mofe Damijo’s other Look

Somkele in Stephan Caras

Somkele in Stephan Caras

Somkele's other look

Somkele’s other look

Zainab Balogun in Andrea Iyamah

Zainab Balogun in Andrea Iyamah

Zainab in a two-piece by Imadeduso

Zainab in a two-piece by Imad Eduso

Photo credit: Images via Instagram.com

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