The 2016 Africa International Film Festival kicked off with Nate Parker's "Birth of a Nation."
The star-studded opening night of the film festival held at FilmhouseIMAX Cinema,The Rock Drive off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive Lekki, Lagos.
Celebrities spotted at the event include Rita Dominic, OC Ukeje, Lala 'Kemi' Akindoju, Uru Eke, Chioma Ude, Kiki Omeili, Seun Ajayi , James Omokwe, Hilda Dokubo, Michelle Dede, Adesua Etomi, Richard Mofe Damijo, Jay Franklyn Jituboh, Baaj Adebule, Kunle Afolayan, Kate Henshaw, Falz, Lai Mohammed, Chike Okonkwo, Moses Babatope, Debola Williams, Patrick Doyle, Tope Oshin, Kene Mkparu among others.
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.
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 ClubAwolowo 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.
The 2016 Africa International Film Festival will hold in Lagos, Nigeria, from November 13 to 20, 2016.