I am truly honored to be a nominee for Strangers in a Book and a presenter tomorrow, Saturday, August 26th, the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards (LANFA).
Numerous celebrities and VIPs expected at this event such as LANFA founder King Bassey, Honorees Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Check Point) and Dawna Lee Heising (Bladerunner, Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), Special Guest noted radio host and media personality Mother Love, Co-host Ford Austin (Live By Night, Bosch) and yours truly.
Press Check-in is at 4:30pm, with red carpet arrivals at 5-6:30pm, the much anticipated awards presentation at 6:30pm-9:30pm and the afterparty 9:30pm Free parking in the lot and lots of street parking. The attire will range from cocktail attire to black tie.
LANFA was created by King Bassey, who hails from Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. He has an associates degree in Electronic tech and micro computer from National Technical School and a Bachelors degree in Media Production at Intercontinental University Los Angeles. His concentration was in the area of directing, producing, editing, screenwriting and cinematography. After looking at the negative image and portrayal of Africans on Television, King Bassey became one of the first to start Afrikan Network Television on UHF channel in the early 90s, bringing programs from Africa to educate people about Africa, it was even featured in LA Times. After that, he embarked on a song writing career and has released about three albums, the most recent one, David Dance. He also started the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA). Lanfa’s goal is to provide a platform for our creative artists to produce and showcase the unique artistic abilities, increase the level of awareness in the community, promote the brand, strengthen and grow the credibility of the group. This group also fosters the creation of successful working partnerships, empower networking, raises visibility, and strengthens distribution and marketing channels. Every year, the festival screens Afrikan and other international films. King has won several awards for best African singer and writer from the City of Los Angeles, an award for best Video Programming, Educational & Documentary, and a media award for best photographer. He directed and produced his first films called Johno the Fake Producer, in 2007, his second film Undisciplined, about the way parents raise their children, and in 2010, he directed Queen In LA. His latest film is called A Woman In A Man’s World, which is a multicultural film which creates awareness on the global fight for violence against women in the workplace, at home and in Church. He also started a campaign called LET’S GET OUR WOMEN BACK.
King’s Trailers on YouTube:
A Woman In A Man’s World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl6zgbdhdFA
Queen In LA : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux5vIHg1XdY&t=4s
Undisciplined : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG0HSWSrUa4&t=17s
All press requests should be directed to Joe Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org
More info about LANFA and to purchase tickets: http://www.lanfaa.com/tickets