NollywoodWeek Paris OC Ukeje speaks on importance of film festival to Nollywood

In an exclusive interview with Pulse Nigeria at the 4th edition of Nollywood Week Paris, OC Ukeje spoke on the importance of the film festival to Nollywood.

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The fourth edition of Nollywood Week in Paris closed on June 5, 2016.

The event which kicked off on Thursday, June 2, at the Cinema L’Arlequin, 76 rue de Rennes, Paris, hosted 16 Nollywood films and a host of Nollywood filmmakers, including OC Ukeje.

In an exclusive interview with Pulse Nigeria at the film festival, Ukeje spoke on the importance of NollywoodWeek Paris to Nollywood.

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OC Ukeje

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"It's an initiative that I salute Serge and Nadira for," he said. "They export our films from Nigeria and bring it to the black community here, just so people can see what is happening back home."

"I think that is important because this generates conversation about how much work is being done at home, how much work gets around Africa, how much collaboration can be done. It just puts us on the map so that people whether black or white can see that there are more positive things happening in Nigeria."

The "Prey" actor also spoke on why it was necessary for him to attend the film festival in Paris.

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Omoni Oboli and Alexx Ekubo in "The First Lady"

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The festival came to an end with Omoni Oboli's comic movie "The First Lady" winning the Audience Choice Award.

The award was received by Ramsey Nouah and Kemi Lala Akindoju on behalf of Oboli who was absent.

As the winner, Omoni gets lens support worth over 30,000 euros for her next production.

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