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BBNaija’s Khafi to host the 2019 Future Award Africa

Former BB Naija housemate, Khafi has kicked off the train of brand ambassadorship with the announcement by The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) that the former Big Brother Naija reality star will be hosting the event alongside media personality, Temisan Emmanuel at the 14th edition of the event, scheduled to hold in Lagos.

This development doesn’t come as a surprise as a lot of Nigerians have predicted that her temperament and personality will make her an apt candidate to host events.

Khafi revealed the good news in a post on Instagram complete with a picture of her posing by the Billboard advertising the event.

LABAF2019 -1st READERS’ FORUM @Kongi’s Harvest

Want to know all the reasons why leaders are readers? The 1st Readers’ Forum at this year’s LABAF with the theme: LEADERS ARE READERS: WHY I READ WHAT I READ is where to be.

It will feature two notable Leaders in Nigeria’s economic space, discussing their choice of books and why they favour such.

Guests of Honour:

Odein Ajumogobia,
(Former Minister of State for Petroleum, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs)

Adepeju Adebajo
(Former Ogun State Agric Commissioner, ex-CEO UTC)

Date: Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

Time: 4pm

Venue: Kongi’s Harvest Arts Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos

Don’t miss #Labaf2019

Felabration@FreedomPark – There will be something new and something old

Felabration@FreedomPark – There will be something new and something old on stage as Edaoto turns the volume up on stage alongside Ed Keazor and Kwitte. Get ready to be swept up in the music on Saturday October 19th 2019.


Make it a date.

AFRIFF 2019:Announces Programme Line-up

The press conference to announce the 2019 edition of The Africa international film festival (AFRIFF) held yesterday at the Radisson Blu Anchorage, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The renowned festival which is hosting its 9th instalment is scheduled to hold from the 10-16th November, 2019 at the new landmark boulevard of the Filmhouse, Lagos.

The convener of the event, Miss Chioma Ude kicked off the proceedings with announcing the theme of this year’s event tagged, ‘Sheroes’ a commemoration of the growing role of women in the arts.
“This year’s training and workshops will be more female-centric, with a focus on training up to 60% of women,” she stated.
“We are also particular about social courses and will like to highlight that aspect this year.”

Representatives of the Sponsoring brands were given a chance to reiterate their continuous affiliation with the AFRIFF brand.
Russel Brooks , from the United States Consulate, announced their support this year with the hosting of a 4-day documentary film workshop designed to help Nigerians tell better stories.

He added that, “A country is better understood by its film, so we are creating opportunities for 25 budding film makers to learn film making techniques taught by world class facilitators around the world.

As a follow up, participants will be required to make standard movies afterwards to show the skills they developed during the workshop.
There was also announcement from other sponsors like nvivo TV, the Executive director of the national film and video censors board, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Ken Tete from the centric group and Mechie Okowie from Access Bank.
This year’s edition boasts of an incredible line-up of amazing guests and speakers, alongside premium films and trainings.

Afriff has over the year trained over 2000 students and this year they hosted a film exchange programme with film makers visiting other countries to take in the culture and customs and create documentraries in the process.
The announcers revealed that opportunities for participants are open on the AFRIFF website with the registration deadline being mid October.

The creative director for the festival, Ms Chioma stated that, “This year we screened over 4,000 films and following the female-based theme, we are opening the festival with a movie titled, ‘For Sama’ by Waad Al-Kateab from Syria and closing with ‘The Ghost and the House of Truth’, by Akin Omotoso (Nigeria).

“We are also showing over 400 films from over 40 countries all through the festival week,” she concluded.
The announcement closed with an unveiling of this year’s industry sessions workshop. From a documentary film making Masterclass with Dr. Hurst, a Masterclass with Will Packer, producer of ‘Girls Trip’, David Leitch, director of‘Hobs & Shaw’ Director and Phillip Noyce, director of the movie ‘Salt,’ to an acting workshop by Hilda Dokubor, and a script writing and DSLR workshop.

To register for the event go to

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