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#NigeriaDayAtEssence: That Good Media & Essence Film Festival Announce Exciting Lineup for Nigeria Day

#NigeriaDayAtEssence: That Good Media & Essence Film Festival Announce Exciting Lineup for Nigeria Day

Nigeria Day at Essence Festival of Culture

#NigeriaDayAtEssence is coming and bringing some of Nollywood’s finest with it.

In the build-up to That Good Media’s Partnership with Essence Festival of Culture and Film New Orleans we are excited to announce the lineup for Nigeria Day.

Nigeria Day is scheduled for Saturday 1st of July and this will be an entire day dedicated
to filmmakers, storytellers, actors, and everyone who makes the whole Nigerian film industry what it is today.

Nigeria Day at Essence Festival of Culture

This year, for the first time in its history, the ESSENCE Festival of Culture will include an Africa House; and Nigeria Day on the 1st of July 2023 in New Orleans. Toyosi Etim-Effiong, leading That Good Media is partnering with the Essence Film Festival to lead a delegation of Nollywood stakeholders for ‘Nigeria Day’.

Nigeria Day will be instrumental in bringing about important conversations that affect the industry. Nigeria Day At Essence Film Festival’s main aim is to help foster relationships, thereby creating platforms for Nigerians in the film industry. The conversations will be centered around promoting diversity, unlocking untapped talent, driving economic development, facilitating cultural exchange, and empowering African filmmakers. It is an investment in the future of cinema, enriching the global film landscape with fresh perspectives and narratives.

Prominent Nollywood delegates who will be part of the activities for the day are Richard Mofe Damijo, Stella Damasus, Daniel Etim Effiong, Biodun Stephen, Ijeoma Onah, Colette Otusheso, Yolanda Okereke-Fubara, Osas Ighodaro, Deyemi Okanlawon, Stan Nze, Kunle Remi, Omowumi Dada, Shawn Faqua, Temisan Emmanuel and Folu Storms.

The lineup for the #NigeriaDayAtEssence includes panel sessions on topics such as “Creating and Promoting Globally Relatable Content” and “How to Partner with Nollywood”. There would also be movie screenings and fireside chats. Nigeria Day at Essence Film Festival will provide Nollywood stakeholders with an opportunity to network with their global counterparts. The day will wrap up with an after-party tagged the “Nollywood House Party” with DJ Obi on deck.

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Toyosi Etim- Effiong, said of the festival “Essence Film Festival attracts the best of the best in Hollywood and having Africa be a part of it is a step in the right direction. We know that Africa is rich in stories and a lot of these stories are globally relatable and should be on more global platforms. Nollywood is the second-largest film industry in the world, and in this era of inclusion, diversity, and representation, its titles should be found on all content platforms worldwide. Through Nigeria Day at Essence, we are giving the rest of the world a glimpse into our world and invariably, our stories. We hope that this collaboration sparks flames of cultural exchange between Nollywood and the rest of the world”.

About the Essene Festival

The Essence Festival is an annual event that celebrates African-American culture and music. It is held in New Orleans, Louisiana and attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees worldwide. The festival features a range of activities including musical performances, panel discussions, and cultural events. First held in 1995, it has since become one of the largest events of its kind in the United States of America.

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