Wale Adenuga, Blessing Effiom Egbe honoured in US

Filmmaker and producer Wale Adenuga (MFR), among others, has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the maiden edition of the African Cultural Film Festival, AFFRICUFF, held recently in Houston, Texas.

Adenuga, the famous creator of popular TV series Binta and Friends, Papa Ajasco,’ Super Story, and Akpan & Udeme, was honored alongside prolific filmmaker and director Blessing Effiom Egbe, while Nkem Denchukwu was rewarded with a special industry recognition award.

The honour was bestowed on the film producers in recognition of their immense contribution to the development of the African film sector.

The award ceremony climaxed the four-day event that was held from October 26 to 29, at Emem Isong’s Royal Arts Centre in Houston, Texas.

The festival immersed participants in four days of cinematic fervour, fostering a tapestry of film-related dialogues, immersive movie screenings, critical analysis of films and documentaries, networking opportunities among filmmakers and creatives as well as well-deserved recognition of exemplary films and practitioners.

The opening ceremony was hosted by O.J Adaba and Mia Black with attendance by top African actors and producers including Majid Michel, Uzodinma Okpechi, Moses Efret, Ikechukwu Onyeka, Uche Jombo, Chioma Chukwuka, Bayo Alawiye, Bukky Fagbuyi, Merlisa Determined, Grace Charis Bassey, Bola Aduwo, Nkem Den Chukwu, Dr. Chisom Oz-lee, Eva Banks, Bode Ojo, Ifeoma Ojukwu, Udeme Ekoriko, and Ubong Eton

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