Blacks In Cinema : Ahead of Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) Screening, two Nollywood divas, Omotola Jalade-Ekinde and Stephanie Linus Okereke were honoured by the City of Los Angeles at the first ‘Blacks in Cinema’ presentation in Los Angeles.
The two Nollywood sweethearts disclosed this on their Instagram page on Thursday morning, adding that they were recognised at the Los Angeles City Council presentations and proclamations of blacks in Cinema. President Herb J. Wesson kicked off the Black History Month by honoring the actors and filmmakers who paved the way for people all walks of life to be represented in film. With the help of some legendary African-American actors and filmmakers, the day was officially proclaimed #BlacksInCinema in Los Angeles.
According to a post by Stephanie, she was recognised for her movie Dry. She wrote:
“Good Morning Lovelies, I got a Special Recognition for DRY at the Los Angeles City council ahead of Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) Screening …….
“Dry, in 2019 is still making great impact around the world. The movie has been selected to screen for the second time at the highly coveted Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles, USA this February, and as a prelude to the festival, I was recognized at the first ever Blacks In Cinema presentations and proclamations . The event took place at the Los Angeles City Council Chambers yesterday. ……
“Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson kicked off the Black History Month by honoring the actors and filmmakers who paved the way for people all walks of life to be represented in film. With the help of some legendary African-American actors and filmmakers, the day was officially proclaimed #BlacksInCinema in Los Angeles…….
“In 2016, Dry won Best Narrative Feature at the PAFF. It screens again on Feb 9th, Feb 13th and Feb 18 with an interactive session after the opening night. The movie has made immense positive impact across the world in changing the narrative concerning child marriage and other forms of social injustice. It was recalled to the festival this year due to its world-class production quality and continuous importance in global human rights advocacy.
#BlacksInCinema #film #drythemovie #paff.”
In another post, the actress wrote: “I’m honored to be here at the Blacks in Cinema event. I was able to meet the lovely @mstinalawson here as well. Send my love to @beyonce 😙 Thank you LA City Council for having us! #BlacksInCinema.
“Thanks for all the love. If you are in Los Angeles and you have not seen dry yet, It screens again on Feb 9th by 4 pm, Feb 13th by 5:50 pm & Feb 18 by 4:15 pm
“Venue: Cinemark Baldwin Hills and XD Theater, 4020 Marlton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008. See you there!…xoxo💋💋❤️SL👗@enthystfashionklinik.”
Omotola on the other hand wrote: “Thank You #CityofLosAngeles for this Amazing Recognition and … Happy Birthday to Me. 😁🎊❤🎊💋
“There are New frontiers to Cross , don’t over think it , Get up , Go. Make History.