AFRIFF 2016 RMD, Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, others attend Day 1

The 2016 Africa International Film Festival kicked off yesterday at Filmhouse IMAX, Lekki with Nate Parker's "Birth of a Nation."

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The annual Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) kicked off its sixth edition at Filmhouse IMAX, Lekki on Sunday, November 13, 2016.

Richard Mofe Damijo, OC Ukeje, Patrick Doyle and a delegate at AFRIFF 2016 play

Richard Mofe Damijo, OC Ukeje, Patrick Doyle and a delegate at AFRIFF 2016

 

Nate Parker's "Birth of a Nation" was screened on the opening night of the film festival with lots of notable Nigerian and foreign celebrities in attendance.

Celebrities spotted at the event include Lai Mohammed, Richard Mofe Damijo, Kunle Afolayan, Kate Henshaw, Rita Dominic, OC Ukeje, Lala 'Kemi' Akindoju, Uru Eke, Chioma Ude and Kiki Omeili.

US based Nigerian actor, Chike Okonkwo and his family at AFRIFF 2016 play

US based Nigerian actor, Chike Okonkwo and his family at AFRIFF 2016

 

Seun Ajayi , James Omokwe, Hilda Dokubo, Michelle Dede, Adesua Etomi, Jay Franklyn Jituboh, Baaj Adebule, Falz, Chike Okonkwo, Moses Babatope, Debola Williams, Patrick Doyle, Tope Oshin, Kene Mkparu among others were also in attendance.

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Kemi Lala Akindoju, Falz, Kehinde Bankole  at AFRIFF 2016 play

Kemi Lala Akindoju, Falz, Kehinde Bankole  at AFRIFF 2016

 

Other movies which would screen during the festival includes "93 Days" (Nigeria) by Steve Gukas, "The CEO" (Nigeria) by Kunle Afolayan, "Vaya"  (South Africa) by Akin Omotoso, "The Cursed Ones" (U.K) by Nana Obiri, "The Wedding Ring" ( Niger) by Rahmatou Keita, "Kati Kati" (Kenya) by Mbithi Masya, "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (Ghana) by Pascal Amanfo and "Remember Me" (Nigeria) by Izu Ojukwu.

Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed having fun at AFRIFF 2016 play

Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed having fun at AFRIFF 2016

 

Izu Ojukwu's "76" will close the festival on Friday, November 18, 2016 at FilmhouseIMAX Cinema, Lekki, Lagos. There would be a Festival Party at Boat Club, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, by 10pm.

The 2016 AFRIFF Globe Awards will hold on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

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