- Posted September 16, 2014 by
Beverly Hills, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Weekends in America
- LA Focus 17th Annual First Ladies High Tea at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA
- Bridge of Health’s Annual Charity Gala raises over $17,000 to aid children battling cancer
- THE 7TH ANNUAL TOAST TO URBAN MUSIC EXECUTIVES, Beverly Hills, CA
- Highlights from E3 2014
- A Pink Pump Affair for the Special Needs Network in Beverly Hills, CA
4th Annual African NAFCA Awards
The NAFCA represents the U.S. awards for achievements in the film industry and the NAFCA Special Honors are awarded to recognize outstanding individuals whose professional careers have been marked by extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments.
Presentations of the African Oscars and The NAFCA Special Honors are made yearly during the second weekend in September. The African Oscars NAFCA is designed to globally promote African Cinema and culture. The prestigious Awards are awards of merit and are considered the highest Diaspora award. The Awards which were first presented in 2011, were overseen by the Nollywood Film Critics USA.
This year marks the first year the Awards show will be held in a Hollywood setting. Hosting the show this year were Kellita Smith (“Roll Bounce”), Lester Speight (“Transformers 3”), Michael Adegoke (5x US Dance Champion) and Nigerian born actress, Stella Damasus (“Real Love”); and Jackie Christie (“Basketball Wives LA”) was slated host the Pre-Show.
This year’s nominees ranged from a variety of talent including Sir Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett, Jr., Isaiah Washington, Hon. Dr Folorunsho Alakija (Rose of Sharon-Nigeria), Blair Underwood, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Sharon Leal, Kym Whitley, among others.
Presenters included Don B. Welch, Dorian Gregory, Nicci Gilbert, Ella Joyce, Ernest Thomas, Kiki Shepard, Miguel Nunez, Omarosa Manigault, Vanessa Williams and many others.
The Special NAFCA Honors Award was presented to His Imperial Majesty Kabiyesi Alaiyeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II, The Ooni of Ife (Nigeria).