I was presented with a prestigious Excellence in Media Award at the fourth annual Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA) on Saturday August 6th at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA. This event recognized renowned international talents in the film, music and media industries within the African communities globally, so it was truly an honor to receive this wonderful award. LANFA has experienced tremendous growth since it’s inception and wanted to appreciate all those who have stayed the cause and also given back to their communities. King Bassey is the founder of the Nollywood awards and LANFA. Mark Sevier was the LA Coordinator of LANFA and Amelia Johnson was the head of marketing. Additionally Mark won a best actor award for the film “The Chosen One.” Denise O’Brien served as the mistress of ceremonies and my dear friend Lousine Karibian, Founder and CEO of The World Networks was a presenter as well.
My “Live with Ford and Vida” co-host, celebrated actor Ford Austin presented me with my award. “Live with Ford and Vida” was also an official sponsor of this auspicious event. Entrepreneur Laverne Tillis also presented this award me. My gown and Ford’s jacket was designed by Sai Suman.
Here’s some “Live with Ford and Vida” interviews from that night:
All photos courtesy of Bob Delgadillo.