Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Angélique Kidjo, Ambassador of the 4th Edition of the Nollywood Week Festival


From Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2016, the Nollywood Week festival will take up residence at the Arlequin cinema in Saint Germain des Prés (75006).

Supported by the internationally renowned Beninese musician, Angélique Kidjo, the 4th edition of Nollywood Week (2016) is set to be a celebration of diversity.

The festival will be a unique opportunity for those in Paris to enjoy the singer’s most recent cinematic work, with an advance screening of Kunle Afolayan’s film “The CEO”.
Angélique Kidjo, who a few months ago received a Grammy Award for her latest album, now publicly showcases a masterly interpretation of Dr Zimmerman, a starring role tailor-made for this global icon who never ceases to surprise us.

“The CEO” offers viewers an eclectic and Pan-African cast with actors from Nigeria, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya and the Ivory Coast allowing this film to paint an unusually authentic portrait of the continent today.


Scheduled to open the festival, “The CEO” is an eagerly awaited production.

The entire team behind the film will be there to enjoy a privileged moment of interaction with the audience following the screening.

THE CEO 
A film by Kunle Afolayan
Opening screening, Thursday 2 June 2016 at 8:30pm

Synopsis:
Five African executives from a multinational telecommunications firm find themselves at a seaside resort near Lagos in Nigeria for a seminar intended to result in the appointment of a new CEO. Things take an unexpected turn when they begin to mysteriously disappear one by one. Soon the remaining two executives become prime suspects, with the threat of a death sentence for multiple homicide hanging over them.

Cast:
Lala Akindoju, Hilda Dokubo, Aurélie Eliam, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Angélique Kidjo, Wale Ojo, Peter King Nzioki, Fatym Layachi, Nico Panagiotopoulos.

Director mini bio:
Kunle Afolayan is one the most respected directors in Nollywood. He was the winner of the Public Choice award in the very first edition of Nollywood Week with his comedy Phone Swap. Now he is back with his 5th feature film, the first with wholly pan-African ambitions.

Production:
The CEO was produced in partnership with Air France, itself an official partner of the Nollywood Week festival.

Official release date in Africa:
July 2016

Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvI4cmY1yv8

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