Etim-Effiong leads Nollywood to Essence Film Festival 2024

Media entrepreneur Toyosi Etim-Effiong is set to feature Nigeria prominently at the Essence Film Festival 2024, taking place in New Orleans from July 5 to July 7, 2024.

With a special Nollywood activation on July 5, this marks a significant milestone in Nollywood’s journey toward international acclaim.

In a dynamic collaboration with That Good Media, where Etim-Effiong serves as founder and CEO, Nollywood is poised for its third appearance at the festival.
The event will also gather esteemed Nollywood celebrities and influential figures from Hollywood, facilitating a rich exchange of ideas and experiences.

The panel, titled “Building Bridges: Collaborating with Nollywood for Global Success,” aims to underline the importance of international partnerships in elevating Nollywood on the world stage.
Panellists will discuss strategic alliances and the role of storytelling in fostering cultural exchanges and deepening global understanding.

Toyosi Etim-Effiong shares her vision: “Our participation at Essence Film Festival not only showcases the unique narratives and talents of Nollywood but also reinforces our commitment to creating global dialogues through film.”
Lamonia Brown, Director of the Essence Film Festival, adds, “We are thrilled to host Nollywood’s vibrant showcase, which is a testament to the rich cultural heritage and storytelling prowess that Nigerian cinema brings to our global audience.”

Reflecting on the success of the 2023 Essence Film Festival’s inaugural Nigeria Day, the event highlighted the vibrancy of Nigerian cinema and culture, featuring prominent Nigerian film personalities such as Richard Mofe Damijo, Stella Damasus, and many others.


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