A Nigerian-America Film Director, Mr. Taiwo Oduala on Wednesday said he is set to release 2 tantalizing and spectacular movies into the world entertainment industry.
Oduala made the disclosure in a statement issued to newsmen in Lokoja on his return to Nigeria five years after a successful career exploits in America.
The famous film director gave the names of his movies as “LOVE FROM GERMANY” and “DREAMING OF AMERICA” which he said were fantastic movies to watch out for at their release.
Oduala, the Hollywood Alumni of Colorado Film School, said he has broken new ground and made history having successfully produced the most outstanding indigenous Nigerian Language Hollywood drama movie (Ilu America) shot in various cities in America.
According to him, “Ilu America (Land of America) is an African/American movie screened at various film festivals globally and had its world premiere on Dec 4, 2021, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, where history was made.”
The film director has also acted in some Hollywood films and actualized his 20 years’ dream of holding his maiden edition of the Afro awards 2022 in Los Angeles, which honored some American and African community leaders, philanthropists, dignitaries, and celebrities who are pioneers in their field and have demonstrated exceptional humanitarian excellence.
The 2022 Honorees included Harry O’ Harrison (Death Row Records Creator), Curtis Young (Rapper; Son of Dr. Dre), Ayuko Babu (Founder & CEO of Pan African Film Festival), Senator Ademola Jackson Adeleke (Senator; Humanitarian), and Masika Kalysha (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood; We TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop).
Others are Tina Weisinger (Founder of HAPAwards), Hubert Nakitare (Hip Hop Artist), Rochel Pamphile (CEO of Rocky R&P Entertainment), Dr. Lance McCarthy (Business Consultant; Humanitarian), Ade James (African Legendary Photographer; Humanitarian), Kandias Conda (Owner of Celebrity Brand), Charmaine Blake (Owner of Charmaine PR Firm), and Madam Lara Okunubi (Philanthropist).
Special presenters included Amarachi Odinma (BET’s After Happily Ever After) and many others. Celebrities in attendance included Abby Ayoola (Naija Wives of Hollywood), Won-G Bruny (Rapper), Jordyn Carter JC (Recording Artist), Rodney Allen Rippy (Former Child Actor), Tyrone DuBose (Afro Awards Voiceover Host), Donzaleigh Abernathy (Actress & Civil Right Activist), Adetutu Falana (Tututech LLC), Dar Dixon (Director & Producer), Calvin Hill (Navy Veteran & creator of Mr. & Ms. Military Pageant), and many others.
Top Dreams Universal Executive, Noah Ogun Oluyide who garnered the 2022 Afro Awards honorees and presenters, executive produced the award show alongside BackHome LLC Executive, Adewole Lipede who was added a week prior to the show.
This year’s Afro Awards sponsors included Oduataj Foundation, Top Dreams Universal, Cyril Robinson Tech & Web Design – Boss at CyrilRobinson.com, Wamufat International, AGIC Energy, and G.O. Associates Limited. Tag Agic Group Holdings, Afrebay, Lamurudu, The Peejay Home Team, Back Home LLC., R&P Entertainment Agency LLC., Strictly Industry, El’s Empowerment Foundation, and Legacy Tailors.