The Consul General of the U.S. Consulate in Nigeria Mr. Jeffrey J. Hawkins hosted the Queen of Nollywood Genevieve Nnaji and other Nollywood celebrities at an exclusive dinner on Friday December 7, at his residence in Ikoyi, Lagos.. At the dinner were top movie directors Mahmood Ali-Balogun, Bond Emeruwa, Andy Amenechi and fast rising Nollywood producer and actress Amaka Anioji. Other important guests included Benny Uche of the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy, Hope Obioma Opara, President of Eko International Film Festival, Uduak Oguamanam, Bobby Michaels, Rita Onwurah, CNN's Vladamir Duthiers and Bola Aduwo of Nollywood Uncut.
Mr. Jeffrey J. Hawkins, the U.S. Consul General with Bond Emeruwa and others.
Bola Aduwo, Genevieve Nnaji and Amaka Anioji
Mahmood Ali-Balogun, Genevieve Nnaji and Andy Amenechi.
Hope Obioma Opara, Keppy Ekpenyong Bassey, Mahmood Ali-Balogun, Genevieve Nnaji and others.
Andy Amenechi and Genevieve Nnaji.
A special guest Genevieve Nnaji, CNN's Vladamir Duthiers and Benny Uche.
The U.S Consul General appreciated participants of the capacity building/training workshop for practitioners in Nollywood called Nollywood UP, a program designed by Nollywood Workshops, the Coalition of Nollywood Guilds and Associations (CONGA) and backed by the Lagos State Government.
Photo Credits: Courtesy of Bola Aduwo of Nollywood Uncut.